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5 Halloween Candy Tips to Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy and Strong

October 20, 2019

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pumpkin chocolate candy

What does your child want to dress up as for Halloween? A spooky witch? A zombie? A vampire? A mad scientist? They are determined to get as much candy as possible, which has you worried. The sugar in candy fuels the bacteria that can cause cavities in your child’s mouth, and that thought is truly terrifying. No matter how scary your child’s costume is this year, you don’t have to be afraid of the condition of their smile. In this blog post, you’ll learn five Halloween candy tips you can use to keep their teeth strong. (more…)

Lunchtime! Your Children’s Dentist Shares What and What Not to Pack

September 20, 2019

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kids eating lunch school

Summer is officially over, and a new school year has started. As a parent, you know what that means—packing your child’s lunch every weekday. You try to choose foods that are healthy and will give them energy and focus during the day, but have you thought about foods that can help or hurt their teeth? You should! What your child eats, according to your children’s dentist, can impact their smile and their ability to interact with others and learn. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that children with oral problems generally earn lower grades than those with good oral health. So, when you pack your child’s lunch, make sure you choose mouth-friendly options, so that they can have a confident, healthy smile! (more…)

4 Ways the Dentist Can Help Prepare Your Child for a New School Year

August 22, 2019

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kids backpacks

Oh, summertime. You and your children enjoyed the warm sunshine, lazy days at the pool, and vacations in beautiful destinations, but now it’s time for the new school year to start. You help get your child ready for new teachers, new classmates, and new challenges in many ways, but have you thought about preparing their smile? A visit to the dentist can work wonders for your child as they gear up for school. Check out these ways this checkup and cleaning appointment can help! (more…)

Your Pediatric Dentist Shares 6 “Healthy” Foods That Can Hurt Your Child’s Smile

July 22, 2019

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boy eating granola

As a caring parent, you try to help your child learn healthy habits. Sure, Goldfish and pretzels are in your bag, but you also give them healthy snacks—or so you think. Believe it or not, there are some foods that may be causing harm to your child’s precious smile. Although some are obvious, like gummy candy, others are rather unexpected. In this informative post from your pediatric dentist, you’ll learn about six foods that are marketed as healthy but that could cause tooth decay for your child. (more…)

Your Pediatric Dentist Shares 5 Ways to Prepare for Dental Emergencies This Summer

June 22, 2019

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smile sand flip-flops

It’s summer! The kids are home from school and are excited to relax and have some fun. What great adventures do you have planned for your family? A dental emergency is likely the last thing you expect or want to have happen to your child this summer. The good news is that there are steps you can take to prevent a dental emergency from spoiling your plans. Here are five tips from your pediatric dentist for having a safe, less stressful summer! (more…)

A Pediatric Dentist Helps You Pick the Right Toothpaste

May 24, 2019

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father and son brushing teethThe dental care aisle at your local supermarket is full of choices — all the different types of toothpaste can be a little overwhelming! Do children have specific toothpaste needs? Could some toothpastes actually be bad for your child? A pediatric dentist is here to clear up some of the confusion around toothpastes so you can choose the product that is best for your little one’s precious smile.


There’s an App for That!

April 24, 2019

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Family brushing their teeth together.Getting children to cooperate can be challenging, especially when it comes to tasks like brushing or flossing their teeth. However, they are probably wizards when it comes to using your smartphone for games or apps they enjoy. Why not use those apps to your advantage and make visits to your family dentist more exciting? Here are some ideas to get you started!


Secrets Revealed from Your Pediatric Dentist on Motivating Kids to Brush

March 23, 2019

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Happy little girl brushing her teeth. Does just the mention of brushing and flossing their teeth cause your child to explode and resist? There has to be a better solution, and the good news is that there is! Your pediatric dentist offers ideas and tips to eliminate arguments over teeth brushing now, which will instill good habits for the future.


Pediatric Dentist Reveals Answers About Your Baby’s Oral Health

February 18, 2019

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Tiny baby holding mother’s hand.As a new parent, you are bombarded with information about how to take care of your new little one. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming! Their dental health is no exception, and you probably have a lot of questions about how to care for the little teeth that will soon be arriving. The good news is that your pediatric dentist has answers, and some of them may even surprise you!


A Reminder From Your Pediatric Dentist: Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools

January 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drforester @ 6:28 pm

A happy family of four. As children learn how to navigate their world, there are some tasks that may seem daunting. Your child may be resourceful and decide that it’s a good idea to use their teeth to help them out for activities other than chewing. However, your pediatric dentist wants to remind you that teeth should only be used to chew food – and nothing else. Here’s why it’s dangerous to use your teeth as tools.


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