29Aug
2017
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3 Creative Ways to Get Your Kid to Let Go of the Pacifier

3 Creative Ways to Get Your Kid to Let Go of the Pacifier

By age two, your child won’t be suffering any permanent damage by continuing to use a pacifier. However, after age two, baby teeth may begin to slant as a result of long-term pacifier use. This risk continues to increase. By age four, a child may be looking at lifelong dental repercussions if the habit is […]

25Aug
2017
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What You Should Know About Your Child’s First Dental Visit

What You Should Know About Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Is it time for your child’s first dental visit? How do you know? What can you do to prepare your child for his or her first trip to the pediatric dentist? These are just some of the questions we want to answer for you to help calm any concerns you may have about your child’s […]

18Aug
2017
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Why Take Your Child to a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist?

Why Take Your Child to a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist?

The fact is that a pediatric dentist does not have to be board certified by the ABPD (American Board of Pediatric Dentistry) in order to practice dentistry on children. So why should you find a board-certified pediatric dentist for your kids rather than just taking your little ones to your dentist? Here are three reasons. […]

15Aug
2017
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3 Benefits of Dental Sealants for Children

3 Benefits of Dental Sealants for Children

Dental sealants are used on the teeth of children to help provide an extra layer of defense against cavities. The sealant is applied to the chewing surface of the teeth in a thin layer to help keep food and plaque from having an easy route through the enamel. Thus, sealants can reduce tooth decay in […]

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 […]

14Jul
2017
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3 Considerations When Buying Your Kid a New Toothbrush

The recommendation is to change a toothbrush every 3 months or anytime you can see visible wear on the bristles. That having been said, you still want to choose the right toothbrush for your child. Here are 3 things to consider when you are picking up a new brush. Toothbrush Size – If your child […]

12Jul
2017
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Just How Bad Is Fruit Juice for a Child’s Teeth?

We regularly discuss the need to keep sodas, sports drinks, and energy drinks away from kids. The fact is, however, that some juices can be just as bad. This is because juice contains a high amount of natural sugar, and then many manufacturers compound that by adding processed sugars or even high fructose corn syrup. […]

10Jul
2017
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Is Xylitol a Better Option for Kids than Sugar?

Your kids may crave sweets, especially when they see other parents allowing children to eat anything they want. Is xylitol your solution to not looking like the bad guy by forbidding most sweetened snacks? While there have been some positive studies performed, and xylitol is definitely not as rough on teeth as sugar, you may […]

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. […]

23Jun
2017
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How to Buy the Right Toothpaste for Your Kids

Home dental care is a vital part of protecting your children from tooth decay. An important element in that home care is selecting the right toothpaste for your kids. Here are some suggestions to help you pick a safe and effective option. Considerations When Choosing a Toothpaste One of the main factors to look into […]

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