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 […]

31May
2017
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Proper Dental Protection for School Sports

As your kids get a little older and get involved in afterschool activities, a new threat to dental health may arise. Sports like football come along with certain risks, and damage to a tooth may be one such possibility. Even sports that don’t usually involve as much contact such as soccer or basketball could still […]

24May
2017
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Getting Enough Fluoride in a Bottled Water Society

With nightmare scenarios like what was reported on in Flint, Michigan, it’s no wonder that many families rely on bottle water. However, there is one important factor to consider when it comes to bottled water. Unlike tap water, many brands of bottled water don’t contain fluoride. What is fluoride, and is there another safe way […]

19May
2017
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Dental Milestones in Your Child’s Life

As a parent, you may have questions or concerns about your child’s dental progress. When should the first tooth erupt? How long does teething last? When do permanent teeth begin to come in? These questions are normal, and we will try to outline some of the biggest milestones in a child’s dental health, so you […]

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 […]

10May
2017
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Should Your Child Receive Dental X-Rays

Some parents are concerned about the effect of x-rays on children, and while modern x-ray technology certainly limits the amount of radiation experienced, we understand the concerns of parents and want to address this matter. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists provides guidelines to help practitioners make decisions about when radiographs are necessary. Consider some […]

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