15Jul
2017
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4 Snacks to Have on Hand During the Summer

When the kids are off from school, they may snack more frequently. That means it is important to have healthy snacks in the fridge during the summer months so that the kids are not constantly reaching for things that have a detrimental effect on oral health. Here are 4 snacks your kids can eat that […]

30Jun
2017
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The Top 4 Things that Are Damaging Children’s Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is the primary layer of protection against cavities. Keeping enamel strong can prevent tooth decay and limit the need for restorative dental treatments that are costly. Here are four categories of foods and beverages to watch out for in order to help your children maintain a bright and cheerful smile. Sugary Drinks – […]

28Jun
2017
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Should Your Kids Be Using Mouthwash?

The final say when it comes to any sort of treatment or preventative care used by kids is the responsibility of parents, so this article is just to present some suggestions when it comes to the use of mouthwash by kids. Here are a few things to consider based on the age of the child. […]

21Jun
2017
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3 Reasons Kids Fear the Dentist and How to Overcome the Anxiety

We discuss fear of the dentist regularly on our blog because it is one of the primary reasons that adults fail to get needed dental work done, and these fears can be passed down to children. Helping kids to deal with anxiety over being in the dentist’s chair is the best way to ensure that […]

14Jun
2017
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Dad: Your Important Role in Preventing Fear of the Dentist

Dads, you probably realise that you play a vital formative role in your child’s life. But did you know that your emotional response to dentistry may be the number one factor in how your child feels about going to the dentist? That was the discovery of researchers at the University of Madrid who published their […]

09Jun
2017
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The Basics of Interceptive Orthodontics

What is interceptive orthodontics? This is a preventative method for treating teeth in an effort to avoid extensive orthodontic treatment in the future. Space maintainers are used to help to ensure permanent teeth erupt and grow in properly. Here are some basics about interceptive orthodontics. Why Might a Child Need Interceptive Orthodontics? Sometimes interceptive orthodontics […]

07Jun
2017
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Pulp Therapy – A Baby Root Canal

The root canal is probably the most feared term in dentistry. They can be very expensive, especially since some dental insurance may not cover the entire procedure. However, before a tooth reaches the point of needing a root canal, pulp therapy may be a possible way to intervene. Think of it as a baby root […]

02Jun
2017
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What to Tell Your Teens About Oral Piercings

If your preteen or teen has already started asking you for permission to get a lip, tongue, or other oral piercing, you need to fully understand the risks involved so that you can make an informed decision and help your child understand the reasons behind it. What are some of the risks associated with oral […]

17May
2017
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3 Reasons You Should Take Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist

It may seem more convenient just to bring your child to the same dentist you go to, especially if the practice is advertised as being a family dentist. However, there are some significant advantages to bringing your child to a pediatric dentist who specializes in treating children. Here are 3 reasons to do so: #1: […]

12May
2017
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Why Children Should Never Have Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are incredibly popular, but that doesn’t make them good for you or your teeth. For kids, the dangers can be particularly prevalent. Not only may energy drinks affect a child’s sleep and heart rate, but they can also increase the risk of dehydration, affect maturation of the body, and have a terrible effect […]

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