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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Dealing With Dental Anxiety Before, During and After The Appointment

This article was published on: 04/29/18

It’s pretty common for children to be afraid of new things. Children typically fear monsters under their beds, but a fear of the dentist is common as well. If your child is dealing with dental anxiety, there are a few things you can do before their visit, during the dental work, and after their visit.…

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4 Tips to Help Calm Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

This article was published on: 04/23/18

Seeing a childrens dentist should start before your child turns one, or as soon as their baby teeth are visible, typically around four months. To start practicing oral hygiene for kids, you can use a washcloth to clean your child’s teeth and eventually move to a toothbrush. When it’s time to start taking your child…

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Common Dental Issues Your Child May Experience

This article was published on: 04/19/18

As a parent, you probably have a lot of things to worry about. But one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your child’s dental health. Keeping your child’s teeth both healthy and clean can be quite a struggle. However, by taking care of your child’s teeth, you can prevent some of the most…

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Do Baby Teeth Actually Matter?

This article was published on: 03/26/18

  If you are a new parent, you’re probably familiar with the idea of getting your child in the dentist office for dental work before their first birthday — or as soon as their first tooth comes in. However, you might not understand how important it is to fully take care of your child’s baby…

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How to Preserve Your Child’s Baby Teeth

This article was published on: 03/22/18

If you are a parent, it’s probably extremely important for you to be able to keep certain mementos from your baby’s childhood. You probably have a baby book where their first footprints are stamped and locks of hair from the first haircut are kept. These keepsakes are easy to preserve, but what about your child’s…

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3 Myths About Children’s Cavities

This article was published on: 03/15/18

Some parents think they don’t need to worry so much about childrens dental care when their kids are still very young. However, taking care of baby teeth is extremely important for your child’s future. Taking care of the teeth includes making sure that their mouths are consistently cavity-free. While cavities are pretty common, there are…

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Commonly Asked Questions Dentists Always Hear

This article was published on: 03/2/18

Taking your child to the dentist can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Your child might be extremely excited about getting their teeth cleaned on a regular basis, or they might be a little bit worried. If you haven’t taken your little one to the dentist for the first time yet, you and your child might…

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How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Visit to the Dentist

This article was published on: 02/28/18

Happy National Children’s Dental Health Month! As February is in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about your child’s oral health. If they’ve never been to the dentist before, now is the perfect time to get them in for their first dentist experience! Most dentists suggest that you get your child into the office…

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The 2 Bad Habits That Could Be Damaging Your Child’s Bite

This article was published on: 02/22/18

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 19% of children ages two to 19 have untreated cavities. Despite their bad reputation, however, dental caries aren’t the only (or even the worst) offender to children’s oral hygiene. As a parent, there is a number of issues you should watch out for when it…

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3 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Adjust to Braces

This article was published on: 01/30/18

As a parent, you probably understand the importance of braces. Of course, as a self-conscious preteen, you might not see the importance at all. Children often see braces as a very bad thing, when in reality, they can help improve their smile and oral health for a lifetime to come. Children may have many different reasons…

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3 Tips for Preventing Your Child’s Cavities

This article was published on: 01/26/18

Getting your child to keep up with their oral hygiene can be a challenge. But what can be even more difficult is helping them when they develop a cavity. Cavities aren’t anyone’s friend. They can be painful and a pain to take care of. In order to help your kids prevent cavities, there are some…

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The Best Foods For Your Child’s Teeth

This article was published on: 01/24/18

As a parent, making sure that your child’s teeth are healthy is key. If they have poor oral hygiene, it leaves room for potential problems. Even though you’ve heard of different ways to protect your child’s teeth, you can easily prevent problems by knowing what you’re giving them to eat or drink. It’s well known…

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3 Reasons Why Your Child’s Teeth May Not be Growing Yet

This article was published on: 12/29/17

  It’s very exciting for your child when they begin to lose their baby teeth. They know that losing their teeth means the tooth fairy will appear while they’re sleeping and leave them a surprise. Not only does losing the teeth mean the arrival of the tooth fairy, but it also means that their permanent…

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3 Ways to Maintain Your Child’s Oral Health During the Holidays

This article was published on: 12/28/17

  This holiday season, there’s a chance that your kids will be wanting to eat all of the festive sweets available at the many family parties you’ll have to attend. While it’s okay for them to indulge just a bit this time of year, it’s important to make sure you’re doing what you can to…

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Kids Without Cavities

This article was published on: 12/26/17

It’s difficult to relinquish parental control over your child’s health to someone else. As irrational as it may be, you aren’t alone in being wary of, and meticulous in searching for, professionals to watch over your child’s physical well being. It’s awful to see your child sick, but your trust in doctors, nurses, and other…

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What to Do If Your Child’s Teeth Are Yellow

This article was published on: 11/28/17

Many people believe that having white teeth is important. That’s why, if you’re a parent, it might bother you to see that your child’s teeth are completely yellow. There are a few reasons why your child’s teeth may be changing color. They could be stained due to fluorosis, which means your child is ingesting too…

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How To Build Good Brushing Habits With Your Kid: 5 Fun Ideas

This article was published on: 11/20/17

Did you know that over 40% of children have cavities by the time they are in kindergarten? Childrens dental care is incredibly important from a young age. Those baby teeth may be temporary, but bad habits can last a lifetime. That’s why building and maintaining good dental hygiene habits can save countless trips to the…

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