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Your Pediatric Dentist Reveals How to Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween

October 21, 2018

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Halloween pumpkin and candies. It’s that time of year again where your little ghosts and goblins take to the streets! Halloween brings with it fun activities, fancy costumes, and of course – candy. How can you protect your family from the damage caused by tooth decay and cavities? Here are some helpful tips to follow from your pediatric dentist so your family can have a safe and healthy Halloween.


Your Pediatric Dentist Reveals How to Maximize Dental Insurance Before You Lose it

September 10, 2018

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Young girl having a dental checkup. Fall is such a festive time of year, and it’s especially exciting for our kids as we get ready for the holidays that are right around the corner. Did you know that it’s also a great time to check in with your pediatric dentist to see if there are any outstanding or remaining treatments your child needs before the end of the year? This way you can maximize your dental insurance benefits. Not sure what we’re talking about ? Here’s what you should know.


Your Pediatric Dentist Discusses “Healthy” Foods that Actually Cause Teeth Harm

August 19, 2018

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3 healthy apples to enjoy.It can be challenging to feed your children, especially when you’re dealing with picky eaters. It’s even more difficult when you find out that foods you thought were healthy, are not great for your little one’s teeth or oral health. Your pediatric dentist explains what to watch out for and some alternatives to consider.


Your Pediatric Dentist Shares How You can be Prepared for a Dental Emergency

July 3, 2018

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A happy family of four. Life can be unpredictable, and if you find yourself in the midst of a dental emergency with your child, the first thing to do is remain calm. The next thing to do is to contact your pediatric dentist. When you have the right dental team on your side, you can rest assured that your child will be well taken care of. Here are some common childhood emergencies and how you can handle them.


Your Pediatric Dentist Advises Not to Let Your Kids Use Their Teeth as Tools

June 8, 2018

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A group of smiling children. Children are constantly learning how to navigate their world, and some tasks seem more difficult than others. Your child may be resourceful and decide to use their teeth to help them out in certain situations; however, it is important to teach children that teeth should only be used to chew food – and nothing else. Your pediatric dentist explains the dangers of using teeth as tools.


How Do I Get My Child to Brush Their Teeth?

May 18, 2018

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Mom and daughter brushing their teeth. You mention brushing and flossing to your child and the daily battle ensues. There must be a better way you think to yourself, and the good news is that there is! Your pediatric dentist offers ideas and solutions to eliminate arguments over teeth brushing now, to instill good habits for the future.


Is Baby Teeth Grinding Harmful?

April 21, 2018

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Baby with teeth. It’s an exciting time when your baby’s first teeth begin to arrive! They’re starting to make more sounds and experiment with solid foods, but what you may not be prepared for is hearing your infant grind their teeth. Did you know that around 30% of children do grind their teeth? So it is actually fairly common. It can be loud and alarming, but is it harmful? Your pediatric dentist explains.


Starting Good Oral Habits With Your Child Early On

March 15, 2018

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Family brushing their teeth together. As with most things in life, the earlier your child begins to learn good habits for their oral health, the better. Parents often have many questions about their child’s oral development such as: How early should I begin brushing my baby’s teeth? When should their first visit to the pediatric dentist be? Why are baby teeth so important? Here we’ve compiled not only the answers to your questions, but also some helpful tips for building good habits early on.


How Do I Brush My Child’s Teeth?

February 15, 2018

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Tiny baby holding mother’s hand. The arrival of your little one’s teeth is an exciting time! Your child will soon be navigating solid foods and learning how to form sounds and words with the help of their new teeth. But how should you take care of these new teeth? Is there a right way to brush? Do you need to worry about brushing when baby teeth will fall out anyway? Your pediatric dentist has answers for you as well as a step-by-step guide on caring for your baby’s first teeth.


Teething Remedies From Your Pediatric Dentist

December 21, 2017

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Crying baby experiencing tooth pain. Drooling, gum tenderness and irritability are all signs of a teething baby. These symptoms also result in an unhappy baby who may be fussy and keep its parents up at night. The good news is there are some steps you can take to help your child through this new phase, and in the end, they are getting baby teeth that will help them learn to eat and talk! Your pediatric dentist shares some helpful tips for calming a teething baby.


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