Is Your Child Experiencing Phobia, Anxiety, or Ordinary Fear of the Dentist?

This article was published on: 09/16/19

Everyone experiences some discomfort in new or stressful situations. Adults might experience this when speaking in public, going on a blind date, or walking in a dark alley. Given this analogy, the fear experienced during a kids first pediatric dentist visit seems normal and unexpected. Here are four facts about the discomfort kids may feel…

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How to Keep Your Kid’s Teeth Healthy

This article was published on: 09/6/19

Even though kids’ teeth eventually fall out, taking proper care of them is still important. Partly because it will determine how your kids’ teeth will look by the time they fall out. And also because their teeth will play a crucial role in determining how they bite and chew food as they grow. What’s more?…

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Kids and Cavities: What Are the Most Common Causes?

This article was published on: 08/20/19

Oral health is an accurate predictor of overall wellness, which means it’s essential to adopt good habits from an early age. If parents are able to lay the foundation for proper dental care from the beginning, your child’s teeth will be a lot less prone to problems later on. Unfortunately, 42% of children ages two…

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3 Tips To Help Your Kids’ Teeth Stay Healthy This Summer

This article was published on: 08/12/19

Summer may be your child’s favorite time of the year because there’s no school and no homework for them to worry about. But the summer months can also wreak havoc on your child’s dental health. This is because kids’ diets change during the summer and their morning routines are altered. They may be more likely…

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What Can I Expect During My Baby’s First Dental Visit?

This article was published on: 08/5/19

Dentist appointments might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your baby’s health if they don’t have teeth yet. But it’s good to have a plan so you know what to do once your child’s teeth come in. It’s recommended that your baby be seen by a dentist within…

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Get the Jump on Dental Health with a Pediatric Dental Exam

This article was published on: 07/22/19

Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 19% of children between the ages of 2 and 19 have untreated dental issues. Considering how important our teeth and gums are for living a healthy lifestyle, this fact is indeed sad. But the good news is there’s something parents can do about it. Locating…

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3 Tips to Combat Dental Anxiety in Kids

This article was published on: 07/16/19

It’s summertime, which means that it’s time to get caught up on all those pesky medical appointments in order to help kids get ready for the school year. Remembering vaccines and physicals is at the top of every parent’s list, but what about taking care of your child’s teeth? If a little one is reluctant…

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Does Your Child Need Braces?

This article was published on: 07/8/19

Even if you had braces when you were younger, there’s no guarantee that your child will need them as well. Some kids are particularly lucky and have teeth that grow in perfectly spaced and straight. Still, there are a few signs to look for that might signal the need for children orthodontics for your family.…

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The Top 5 Surprising and Common Dental Issues for Kids

This article was published on: 06/19/19

Very few parents know that a dentist for kids exists. Some parents, unfortunately, have a perception that a child’s teeth will have no issues until the child grows older. Others don’t think that children dental care is essential, which explains why they have never had the thought of taking their children to the dentist for…

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The Importance of Childrens ​Dental Services and Tips for A Healthier Smile

This article was published on: 06/11/19

In the United States, one out of five children goes without dental care, according to a recent statistic. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42% of children aged two to 11 have, or have had, cavities in their teeth. Many parents assume that cavities in their child’s baby teeth are nothing…

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Good, Clean Fun: 3 Tips For Getting Your Child To Enjoy Bedtime Brushing

This article was published on: 06/5/19

Kids are notoriously picky. From the foods they will (as well as staunchly refuse) to eat to their favorite toys, getting them to change their minds — and their perspectives — can be a tall order. Convincing your children to commit to an oral hygiene plan, even if it’s just the simple act of brushing…

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3 Flossing Tips For Kids

This article was published on: 05/30/19

Flossing is an incredibly important part of proper dental care, but many kids either forget or entirely skip this step. Even if baby teeth do eventually fall out, it’s essential to reinforce good dental habits earlier on. Although you may think that it is not necessary to emphasize dental habits until adult teeth begin to…

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What You Need To Know About Caring For Baby Teeth

This article was published on: 05/29/19

While you might fully understand the importance of regular brushing and flossing as an adult, your kids might struggle to grasp why this daily chore is so significant. Improper care of baby teeth is just one reason why more than 40% of children have dental cavities by the time they reach kindergarten. Baby teeth require…

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Does Your Child Grind Their Teeth?

This article was published on: 05/28/19

There’s nothing quite as heart-warming as watching your child have sweet dreams. But some parents are more likely to hear the sounds of grinding teeth, called bruxism, than they are to hear gentle breathing. Bruxism is the medical term for jaw clenching or grinding teeth, which many children suffer from. Experts report that approximately two…

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6 Fun Teeth Facts For Kids

This article was published on: 04/26/19

You’re never too young to start learning about your teeth. More than 40% of kids have dental cavities by the time they reach kindergarten, but understanding more about your teeth can help you keep them healthy and strong. Here are a few important facts about teeth for you and your kids. Baby Teeth Baby teeth,…

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When Is Your Child Ready To Brush Their Own Teeth?

This article was published on: 04/23/19

When your child is still very young, you should be brushing their teeth regularly; this will help their teeth grow in healthy and strong. As soon as you notice your child’s first tooth eruptions, you should be cleaning their teeth regularly to keep dental diseases and plaque at bay. However, soon they’ll need to learn…

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Are Dental Sealants Right For Your Child?

This article was published on: 04/18/19

Dental sealants have been part of standard dentistry for kids for nearly half a century. Yet the procedure does not have the highest adoption rate. According to Healthline, only 43% of children between the ages of six and 11 have received a dental sealant treatment. Experts suspect that this low number may simply be the…

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Top Tips for Taking Care of Tiny Teeth

This article was published on: 03/20/19

The Why Pediatric dental care may seem like a minor issue, or even one that can be put off until your child is older. However, dental health maintenance should begin as early as possible, typically as soon as your child’s baby teeth begin to show. Seeking out a dentist for children who specializes in little…

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6 Tips for Parenting Children Who Are Afraid of the Dentist

This article was published on: 03/12/19

Dental hygiene is critical for children and adults. It has been estimated that nearly 20% of all kids in the United States never go to a dentist. The problem is that when children’s oral health is ignored, bigger problems can occur. Dental pain is a bigger issue when children are not seen on a regular…

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What To Expect For Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

This article was published on: 03/7/19

Scheduling your child’s first dental appointment can be intimidating for a new parent. You want the best possible care for your child, and if this is your first time taking care of a pediatric dental appointment for your child, you might not know what to expect. Here are a few things you should be ready…

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Important Preventative Care For Dental Health You Might Forget About

This article was published on: 02/22/19

When it comes to taking care of your health, most people know about the basics: eating well, staying hydrated, getting exercise, and so on. However, when it comes to preventative care measures for your dental health, many people skip over some easy, daily things they can do to improve their health. If you want to…

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4 Tips To Keep Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy

This article was published on: 02/20/19

It’s safe to say that no parent wants to deal with a dental health emergency or health issue if it can be avoided. Often, dental health issues can be expensive to solve, while also taking time out of your day to take your child to the dentist. This, of course, is without even getting into…

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Fluoride 101: A Short Guide for Parents

This article was published on: 02/19/19

Whether you’re a parent of one or many, there’s no question that dental hygiene is more than just twice-yearly visits to your childrens dental care provider. It’s more than daily brushing, too! In fact, childrens dentistry and dental care are incredibly important. That’s why we’re writing about one of the most effective preventative care methods…

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How To Avoid Common Dental Diseases In Children

This article was published on: 02/15/19

It’s not just adults that have to worry about their dental health; children, who can struggle with keeping up healthy dental habits, can also struggle with keeping their teeth and gums healthy. Developing dental diseases earlier on in life can set your child up for a lifetime of health issues relating to their teeth, so…

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Delightful Dentistry: 3 Ways To Make Your Child’s Dental Experience Fun

This article was published on: 02/12/19

Children are impressionable young things. Sometimes, an interpretation of something — from a shadow on the wall to a first experience — can bring a mix of emotions that are hard to understand. As a parent, you have the power (and responsibility) to encourage positive perceptions. If your child has never been to the dentist…

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How To Get Your Child Ready For Their First Dental Appointment

This article was published on: 01/19/19

Bringing your child to their first dental appointment can be a nervewracking experience for both the child and the parent. Your kid is probably nervous about going to a doctor and what they might experience at the dentist, and as a parent, you’re probably worried about how well your kid will handle the stress of…

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4 Tips To Help A Teething Child

This article was published on: 01/15/19

Teething can be an uncomfortable experience for young children and parents alike. The child might actually be the one with new teeth coming in, causing physical discomfort and pain, but the parents also don’t have it easy; parents of teething children have to deal with the frustration and discomfort of their child, which can be…

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Take Care Of Your Child’s Dental Health With These Tips

This article was published on: 12/19/18

Every parent wants to make sure their child is happy and healthy, yet many parents accidentally overlook important parts of their children’s health. For example, while dental hygiene is essential to overall health, many parents don’t consider it as important as other types of medical care. Here are a few tips to help take care…

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Pediatric Dental Care FAQ: All About Your Child’s First Dentist Visits

This article was published on: 12/15/18

For parents with young children, it can be difficult to know exactly what sort of medical care you need to be seeking out for them, and this is especially true with dentistry. Are they too young for the dentist? What if they don’t have all of their baby teeth in yet? Should I schedule an…

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Common Pediatric Dental Problems To Look For In Your Children

This article was published on: 12/14/18

Every parent wants to make sure their kids stay happy and healthy, but doing so can sometimes be more easily said than done. Getting kids to brush their teeth can be tricky, and kids are notorious for rough-housing without taking care to protect themselves for injury. This can mean that kids are particularly susceptible to…

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Avoid These 4 Parenting Dental Mistakes

This article was published on: 11/17/18

As an adult, taking care of your teeth is extremely important and can be relatively manageable, as long as you’re responsible. As a parent, however, taking care of your children’s teeth is crucial. More than 40% of kids have dental cavities by the time they reach kindergarten. In order to avoid these dental issues, it’s…

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Warning Signs of Common Dental Diseases

This article was published on: 11/12/18

If you’re a parent, chances are you already keep a close eye on your children for any signs of health problems. From sleep disturbances to funny-looking rashes, we all dread any indication of illness and unhappiness in our little ones.   However, some illnesses are more likely to go unnoticed. Dental diseases, in particular, are…

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Don’t Put That in the Sippy Cup! Best and Worst Drinks for Children’s Teeth

This article was published on: 11/8/18

  While most parents know that soda is bad and water is good for kids, there are lots of misconceptions surrounding other types of childhood beverages. To make matters more confusing, some drinks that might seem better for children’s overall health care can actually lead to tooth problems that require pediatric dental work. A lifetime…

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Dealing With Childhood Needle Phobia

This article was published on: 10/8/18

Oral hygiene for kids can be difficult. You make sure their teeth get brushed, flossed, and fluoride-treated as much as possible, and yet they can still end up with an inevitable cavity. Unfortunately, some kids are more phased than others by common childrens dental procedures like a cavity filling. Ever notice extreme stress from your…

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Teething: What To Expect

This article was published on: 10/4/18

Although a small percentage of newborns can have natal teeth, when a baby is born, they typically have just soft, gummy mouths — not a tooth in sight. When their primary or baby teeth do start to come in, the teething process can be both exciting and stressful. Here’s what you can expect. When do…

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When Should You Do More To Treat Your Child’s Fear Of The Dentist?

This article was published on: 09/14/18

It happens: kids get scared of the dentist. Plenty of factors can unease them. Anxiety from other adults or kids around them, distrust of strangers, sensitivity to the light and sounds in a dentist’s office, being conditioned by the pain from tooth decay. When dental cavities in children are five times more common than childhood…

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What To Expect When Your Child Has A Cavity

This article was published on: 09/7/18

So your child had a pediatric dental exam and — gasp! — they have a cavity. It’s a little scary, we know, but don’t worry. Cavities or dental caries are actually very common in young children. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that about 42% of kids aged 2 to 11 have…

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Going to the Dentist

This article was published on: 09/4/18

The recommended age to start bringing kids to the dentist is around one year old. By taking your toddler to the dentist just as their first teeth start appearing you can foster a positive lifelong interaction between your child and the dentist. But what do you do if you’ve waited? How do you help your…

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Your Teen And Wisdom Teeth

This article was published on: 08/21/18

Children often go to their pediatric dentist office for exams well into their adolescence. As a result, most pediatric dentists are well prepared to handle teenage dental procedures. One of the most common procedures adolescents go through? Extraction of their wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth, also called ‘third molars’, are theorized to be leftover genetics from…

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3 Easy and Fun Ways to Help Motivate Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

This article was published on: 08/17/18

We all know that dental care is important, but your children may not think so. If you have stubborn kids, it may be hard to get them to really create a habit of creating a good oral hygiene routine. For most parents, teaching kids to brush their teeth without complaint is one of the biggest…

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Pediatric Dental Myths Not to Believe

This article was published on: 08/15/18

It’s always a celebration when your child loses their first tooth. There’s excitement for your child, a lost dollar from the Tooth Fairy’s (your) wallet, and a new toothbrush. However, that lost tooth also represents a new chapter in your child’s pediatric dental care! Unfortunately, 20% of all American children go without dental care and…

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Getting Ready to Bring a Toddler to the Dentist

This article was published on: 07/20/18

Childrens dental procedures can be especially scary and uncomfortable for a child who has little dental experience. Yet dental care for children with baby teeth is very important to establish good habits and create a healthy environment for their future adult teeth. To prep your toddler or young child for an upcoming exam, try some…

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Prevention Is Key: How to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Cavity-Free

This article was published on: 07/11/18

With so many sweet treats and drinks easily accessible to children, it’s important to establish good oral hygiene habits as soon as possible. The earlier, the better, as deeply ingrained and repeated patterns are much more palatable to young children, and have a better chance of staying in place as they age. Here are a…

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3 Commonly Asked Questions About Your Child’s Teeth

This article was published on: 07/9/18

If you’ve never taken your child to the dentist before you probably have a few questions. For parents and guardians dealing with their child’s oral health for the first time, here are a few commonly asked questions and their answers. What Is a Kids Dentist? Pediatric dentists specialize in doing dental work on your childs…

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How to Make Going Back to School With Braces Easier For Your Child

This article was published on: 06/27/18

While having braces might not be the easiest thing for children to handle, it can be made a lot easier with help from their parents. If your child is getting braces before heading back to school in the fall, here are a few tips for making the journey with metal a breeze. Create a Braces…

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Dental Tips to Follow Before Sending Your Child Back to School in the Fall

This article was published on: 06/21/18

Since your kids are out of school for a few months, it can be hard to keep them on track with their daily routines. But your child’s teeth still need attention, even in the summertime. Before sending your kids back to school in the fall, you should complete an oral health back-to-school checklist. Here’s what…

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4 Red Flags Your Child May Be Experiencing a Tooth Infection

This article was published on: 06/19/18

Dental infections can be hard to identify. Some symptoms never reveal themselves, so your child could be dealing with something serious without you ever knowing. There are a few red flags that your child may be struggling with a dental infection. Let’s take a look at a few of them. Severe Toothache or Throbbing Pain…

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How Sedation Can Help Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

This article was published on: 05/21/18

Children with poor oral health are three times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain. Unfortunately, fear of the dentist can make getting into the office on a regular basis a big struggle. For many parents, sedation dentistry is the solution. Of course, you may be wondering how safe the process…

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What to Look for in a Dentist Office for Your Kids

This article was published on: 05/16/18

  Looking for a new dentist or a first dentist for your child might not be your top priority. While it may be hard and not the most fun thing to do, it’s actually extremely important. Something that’s just as important as the dentist you choose is the dentist office itself. If you don’t like…

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Bad-for-Your-Teeth Treats to Avoid Giving Your Child This Summer

This article was published on: 05/14/18

With the temperatures quickly rising, it can be hard to say no to a sweet treat. It can be even harder to your child if they’re begging to cool down with one. But what would your children’s dentist say about the teeth-damaging choices? Let’s take a look at a few sweet summer treats that are…

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