Vitamins and Minerals for Kids Teeth

As kids grow and develop, their teeth are growing along with them. Some of the same vitamins that parents give to their children to promote overall well-being may actually be supporting dental health as well! If you are worried that your child’s dental health is at risk, it’s a good idea to speak with your…

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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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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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Kids Dental Development

When it comes to kids’ dental care, there are certain milestones that they should reach to ensure that their oral health remains in good condition as they age. Generally, it’s okay to have a little bit of a delay in losing and/or developing teeth, but too much of a delay could signal red flags for…

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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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Supernumerary Teeth in Pediatric Dental Patients

Hyperdontia (also known as having supernumerary teeth) is a condition that presents as having extra (supernumerary) teeth in the mouth. Pediatric dental patients with extra teeth may have orthodontic issues in the future which can negatively impact their oral health. Sometimes the teeth need to be removed and/or orthodontic treatment is necessary. Certain risk factors…

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National Nutrition Month & Pediatric Dentistry

March is a great time of the year to educate your kids on how to better improve their diets because it’s National Nutrition Month! According to the American Dental Association (ADA), your oral health is one of the first parts of your body that decline in health when a person has unhealthy eating habits. Nutrition…

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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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