Enlarged Teeth in Kids

Enlarged teeth, also known as macrodontia, is a rare but treatable condition that may develop as your child’s adult teeth begin to grow in. Enlarged teeth are often caused by disorders of the pituitary gland (the gland that secretes male and female reproductive hormones), insulin-resistant diabetes, and other pre-existing conditions. In these cases, your pediatric…

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5 Tips For Switching From Baby Bottles to Sippy Cups

Growing up always involves different adjustment periods, including the switch from using a baby bottle to using a sippy cup. Furthermore, it’s important to take precautions when your child is still using a bottle as they are prone to tooth decay during this time. Baby bottle tooth decay is a common and real concern that…

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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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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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What is a Space Maintainer?

A space maintainer is a dental appliance that is used to maintain space in the mouth for the permanent teeth to come in. Space maintainers are not painful, and they allow the teeth to grow into the correct positions. There are a couple scenarios that prompt the need for a space maintainer. They include: 1.…

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3 Ways to Combat Cold Sores

Did you know that cold sores can affect a child’s oral health? Cold sores are caused by a virus called the herpes simplex virus type 1(HSV-1). They often appear on the lips and around the mouth. Sometimes the pain caused by the sores can impact the desire to continue with regular brushing and flossing. The…

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A Parent’s Guide to Teething Babies

Hearing a baby cry is always unnerving but hearing your own baby cry is even more troubling. Between four and eight months of age, babies begin to experience what is known as “teething.” Teething is the process of growth in which the baby’s primary teeth (also known as baby teeth) begin to push through into…

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Dental Fear & Anxiety in Kids

  Did you know that kids with dental fear and anxiety have a 2.05X greater risk for developing untreated dental caries than kids with little to no fear? Dental fear and anxiety (DFA) is a condition characterized as an excessive amount of anxiety and fear directly related to visiting the dentist and/or receiving dental treatments.…

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