How To Make A Child’s Dentist Visit Fun!

A first dental visit for your child may cause you anxiety, but your child does not know what to expect, and will generally follow your lead. Starting a child off with enjoyable, comfortable dental visits can make it easier for both of you, and lead to a lifetime of worry free, healthy dental care. So…

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Avoiding Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (formerly nursing caries) – is a dental condition that occurs in children between 12 months and 3 years of age as a result of being given a bottle at bedtime, or at will breast feeding, resulting in prolonged exposure of the teeth to milk or juice. Caries are formed because pools of…

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Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Dental care for children is one of the most important events in a child’s development. Not only will good dental care and experiences set the tone for an entire life of dental care but also keep them healthy and happy. The first dental visit is an extremely important step in a child’s life. Best Age…

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Tooth Decay Among Children Hurting their Education?

New studies are showing that poor oral health, tooth decay,  and tooth pain are putting some children at risk for falling behind in school. It is widely believed that many children, regardless of socioeconomic conditions, are not receiving routine dental care on a regular basis from a dentist or hygienist. It seems like good dental…

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Fun Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Halloween is a fun time but also one of apprehension on the part of most parents. We always worry about our kids, but at certain times of the year, the worries become more pronounced. For parents, the worry at Halloween time, is the amount of candy their kids consume. This is due to a variety of…

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Back To School – Healthy Lunches

Back to school for kids is always a nervous and exciting time for children and parents alike. What teacher will they get? Will their friends be in the in class with them? One often overlooked item is school lunch and their associated snacks. Most schools these days have certain policies of trying to be more…

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Common Pediatric Dentistry Procedures

Pediatric Dentistry is the area of dentistry treating children from birth through adolescence. Children are special patients and have different needs than adults. So the field of dentistry developed a specialty of pediatric dentistry surrounding their needs. In general, pediatric dentistry takes care of severely broken down teeth requiring sedation. They also are great if your child is too fearful or…

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Dental Advice for Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a common habit and natural reflex for children. Sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers or whatever they can get in their mouth may make babies feel secure and happy and help them learn about their world. Thumb sucking can continue as a child grows. They will use the thumb sucking to soothe themselves…

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