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Fluoride or Not? A Children’s Dentists Perspective

September 12, 2022

One of the most common questions parents ask during a child’s first dental checkup is when to start fluoride treatments.  The general consensus among pediatric dentists has shifted over the past few years.  At one time, dentists advised parents to wait on fluoride until a child was older, but now, thanks to new understandings of … Continue reading "Fluoride or Not? A Children’s Dentists Perspective"

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Injuries to Children’s Teeth

August 30, 2022

A childhood tooth injury can be a frightening experience for both parent and child.  Children suffer tooth injuries from falls, playing and sports at a relatively high rate, so it pays to be ready in case something happens.  Having a plan to deal with chipped, cracked or even completely “knocked out” teeth will help you … Continue reading "Injuries to Children’s Teeth"

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Taking the Fear Out of Dental Visits for Children With Special Needs

June 09, 2022

Every parent knows that trips to the dentist can be fraught with fear and anxiety, but for parents of children with special needs, this problem may be magnified.  Depending on the cause of the fear, children with special needs may find a visit to the dentist completely overwhelming or too frightening to continue.  Of course, … Continue reading "Taking the Fear Out of Dental Visits for Children With Special Needs"

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Planning For Summer Break and Kid’s Dental Health

April 26, 2022

Summer is such a fun time for families, especially those with children.  Going to the beach, the amusement park or on trips to visit family is great; so is staying home for backyard cookouts and neighborhood fun! Of course, you also want to be sure that your children observe good dental habits while they are … Continue reading "Planning For Summer Break and Kid’s Dental Health"

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The ABCs of Children’s Dental Care

March 07, 2022

Children need good dental care starting from the moment their first teeth arrive.  However, parents are often confused about how they can support the development of good dental habits while, at the same time, making dental care fun for children so they will want to continue.  Here are a few easy-to-remember tips we call the … Continue reading "The ABCs of Children’s Dental Care"

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This Year’s Plan for Healthy Smiles

January 10, 2022

As a parent, you always have your child’s best interests at heart, and that includes his or her dental care.  You want your child to have a healthy smile, and you know that includes regular brushing, flossing, and staying away from sugary snacks.  But what if your child needs dental care beyond the basics?  One … Continue reading "This Year’s Plan for Healthy Smiles"

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Do I Really Need to Take My Children to a Pediatric Dentist?

July 28, 2021

Some parents do not believe that a pediatric dentist is necessary for their children.  After all, if you already have a general dentist with whom you are very comfortable and who is providing great service to you and your family, it may seem unnecessary to take your children to a pediatric dentist.  If your own … Continue reading "Do I Really Need to Take My Children to a Pediatric Dentist?"

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How to Find the Best Pediatric Dentist

March 19, 2019

Being a parent is hard. Dealing with kids is exhausting, especially if you have to take them to the dreaded dentist. Luckily, it’s really easy to find the best pediatric dentist to calm your kids’ fears. What’s the Difference Between Pediatric and Adult Dentists? All dentists are taught and trained in dental school to treat … Continue reading "How to Find the Best Pediatric Dentist"

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