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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healthy snacks for teeth

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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mouthguard

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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frenectomy

Find Out How To Prevent Your Child From Being Tongue-Tied

May 29, 2017

If your child is having difficulty with talking, swallowing or eating, you may want to consider a frenectomy. Since that’s not a word one normally hears, we’ll talk about it in this issue. What is a frenectomy? It may sound scary or intimidating, but a frenectomy is actually quite simple. Basically, a frenectomy releases a … Continue reading "Find Out How To Prevent Your Child From Being Tongue-Tied"

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Emergency dental

How to Treat Your Child’s Dental Emergency

May 22, 2017

As a parent, you probably already know that accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. A dental emergency in particular can be especially dicey and scary for your child and you. In this issue, we’ll share tips for how to treat common dental emergencies for children.

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thumbsucking

The Good & Bad of Thumbsucking

May 15, 2017

Thumbsucking is a perfectly natural part of growing up. In fact, the American Dental Association (ADA) describes thumbsucking as a “natural reflex for children” that may help them “feel secure and happy.” But at what point does thumbsucking and pacifier use affect your child’s teeth, and when should the habit stop?

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flossing, pediatric dentist san diego

Learn Why Flossing Is Essential To Keeping Your Child’s Teeth & Gums Healthy

May 08, 2017

One of the best things you can do in looking after your child’s teeth and gums is to teach him/her to floss. In this issue, we’ll talk about why flossing is so important.

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