xrays, children, pediatric dentistry

Are Dental X-Rays Safe For Your Child?

August 11, 2017

The American Dental Association and the Food and Drug Administration have recommended that preschoolers at high-risk of having cavities in their baby teeth should have X-rays carried out once every 6-12 months. Parents of preschoolers who haven’t had a problem with cavities, however, are encouraged to have X-rays completed once every 1-2 years. In this … Continue reading "Are Dental X-Rays Safe For Your Child?"

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tooth fairy

Is The Tooth Fairy Paying More?

August 08, 2017

Maybe its because she’s in a good mood these days or its an unlikely sign of an improving economy. Whatever the reason, recent reports tell us that the Tooth Fairy is feeling far more generous. We’ll talk about it in this issue.

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How Laughing Gas Works

July 28, 2017

Most visits to the dentist’s office are fairly routine: a bit of scraping to remove plaque, some polishing of the teeth and a dose of flossing. But sometimes, more in-depth procedures requiring sedation are needed. A popular form of sedation is nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas.” In this issue, we’ll talk more about … Continue reading "How Laughing Gas Works"

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Here’s The Lowdown on Gummy Vitamins

July 25, 2017

Gummy treats have been around for a long time. In recent years, though, the gummy bear grew up and became a way for kids and adults alike to get a vitamin dose by eating a gummy. It’s a trend that’s definitely caught on. The New York Times reports that gummy vitamins account for $1 billion … Continue reading "Here’s The Lowdown on Gummy Vitamins"

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juice, teeth

Why You Shouldn’t Be Giving Your Child Fruit Juice

July 17, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) caused a bit of a stir recently when it announced recommendations of no fruit for children under 1 year. In this issue, we’ll explore the AAP’s recommendation and talk more about suggestions for daily juice intake for older children.

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baby bottle, tooth decay

The Dangers of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

July 07, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 out of 10 children in the U.S. will have at least one cavity – or more – by the time they turn 5. A big source for those cavities is the baby bottle. It’s called “baby bottle tooth decay,” and we’ll talk about it in … Continue reading "The Dangers of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay"

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toothpaste, children's toothpaste

How to Select the Right Toothpaste For Your Child

June 30, 2017

In a previous entry, we talked about how to select the right toothbrush for your child. Because brushing is such a vital part of keeping your child’s teeth and gums as healthy as possible, we’ll talk in this issue about how to select the right toothpaste for your child. Choosing the Right Toothpaste For Your … Continue reading "How to Select the Right Toothpaste For Your Child"

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teeth cleaning, pediatric dentist

Why Professional Teeth Cleaning Is So Important For Your Child’s Health

June 23, 2017

Having your child’s teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist at least once every six (6) months is definitely a habit worth getting into. In addition to the benefits of having clean teeth and gums, a routine of professional teeth cleaning can also help with your child’s overall health. We’ll talk about it in this issue.

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Find Out Which Snacks Are Good For Your Child’s Teeth

June 16, 2017

There’s more to good dental care than just brushing and flossing. In this issue we’ll talk about nutritional choices that help your child’s teeth as well as his or her overall health. Foods That Lead to Strong Teeth for Children

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Why Your Child Should Be Wearing a Mouthguard

June 02, 2017

If you think mouthguards should be worn only during contact sports, it’s time to think again. In fact, mouthguards should be also worn during non-contact activities, like skating and gymnastics. In this issue, we’ll talk about why.

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