Kids Dental Injuries

Being a parent can be scary, and in the event of a kids dental injury, it’s important to be prepared. Dental injuries can occur in a variety of situations and it is common to see accidents take place during play time or while playing a sports game. In a study reported by the National Institutes…

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Tooth Brushing 411: Pediatric Dental Tips

Most parents know the struggle of trying to coax their little ones to brush and floss their teeth. What’s worse is that some don’t know the proper way to brush and floss! Luckily, there are ways to teach kids that pediatric dental care is vital in a way that’s both fun and educational. Furthermore, it’s…

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Nitrous Oxide for Pediatric Dentistry

Nitrous oxide (NO2), also known as “sweet air,” or “laughing gas,” is an inhalable gas that is commonly administered to dental patients as a mild sedative. For over 100 years, sweet air has been successfully used to reduce patient anxiety during their dental treatment. The gas allows patients to remain conscious, relaxed and pain-free throughout…

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5 Pediatric Dental Myths

Many different myths exist regarding health care—even myths about pediatric dental care! This article is meant to disprove and debunk some of the more common misconceptions that people have about pediatric dentistry. The following beliefs represent just some of the falsehoods about children’s dental care:   Myth #1: Tooth decay and cavities in baby teeth…

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

  February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a great time to begin solidifying positive dental health habits! When children are especially young, it is crucial to educate them on how to properly care for their teeth to prevent future health issues. Bad dental habits could mean tooth loss, disease and orthodontic interventions among other…

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The Importance of Regular Dental Visits for Your Child

Having your child attend their regular dental visits will help prevent cavities and reduce the risk of your child experiencing pain, trouble focusing in class and other possible medical issues. Small children who have healthy teeth can chew their food easily, speak clearly and smile with confidence.

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Three Stages of Hygiene to Protect Your Child from Cavities

It is never too early to encourage healthy dental hygiene for your child. Their teeth are at risk of cavities, also known as tooth decay, as soon as they first erupt. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, cavities in children is the most common chronic children’s disease in the country. In severe cases, tooth…

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What You Should Know about Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a natural reflex for children. Sucking on thumbs, fingers, and pacifiers gives infants the opportunity to learn about the world, while making them feel happy and safe in their surrounding environment. Thumb sucking is common with young children because it soothes them and helps them fall asleep. However, thumb sucking can have…

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All About the Tooth Fairy

Who is the Tooth Fairy? The Tooth Fairy is said to be a 3 to 4-inch-tall fairy who wears a white dress and white slippers with wings that sparkle with glitter when she moves. However, the Tooth Fairy is very stealthy, and no one has claimed to catch her in the act of retrieving teeth…

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Benefits of Fluoride

You want your child to grow big and strong and keep them healthy. You do this by making sure they get drink plenty of water, get a good night sleep and making sure they get enough vitamins and nutrients in their system. At Advanced Children’s Dentistry, we want to remind parents of a very important…

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