Do Kids Need To Get Cavities Filled?

Do Kids Need To Get Cavities Filled?

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Teeth, including baby teeth, may be strong — but they are still susceptible to bacteria, plaque, and decay. Over time these things can wear down the tooth’s enamel and cause a cavity to form.  As …

What You Need to Know About Pediatric Dental Care

What You Need to Know About Pediatric Dental Care

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Learning how to properly care for teeth and gums starts when kids are young. The more solid the foundation becomes during these early years, the greater the chance your child will have lifelong healthy teeth …

What Is A Pediatric Dental Emergency?

What Is A Pediatric Dental Emergency?

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Seeing your child with a dental emergency can be scary — and it can seem to happen out of nowhere. True dental emergencies must be addressed immediately. However, it is important to know that sometimes …

At What Age Should Children Begin Going To The Dentist?

At What Age Should Children Begin Going To The Dentist?

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As parents, you want the best for your children in every way – including their oral health.  Prevention is key when it comes to taking care of your teeth. So, having kids start as soon …

What Happens If You Lose a Baby Tooth Too Early?

What Happens If You Lose a Baby Tooth Too Early?

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Baby teeth erupt and stick around for several years before they eventually fall out and are replaced with permanent teeth. This can begin happening around 5 to 6 years of age, though it is possible …

Sports Mouthguards: What You Need to Know

Sports Mouthguards: What You Need to Know

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As an athlete, you know that staying in top physical condition is crucial for success. You train hard, eat right, and take all the necessary precautions to avoid injury. But have you considered the impact …

The Importance of Early Dental Care for Kids

The Importance of Early Dental Care for Kids

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From the time they are born, most parents have their children routinely checked out by their pediatrician to ensure that they are growing healthy and strong. And while they may not currently have any teeth …

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children?

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children?

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Going to the dentist is often a daunting experience for children, especially when undergoing a dental procedure. Sometimes, sedation dentistry is recommended to help children relax and reduce anxiety during dental treatment. However, this option …

How Do Dentists Clean a Child’s Teeth?

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Dentists clean children’s teeth just like they clean the teeth of adults, except that the tools are generally smaller. A teeth cleaning will involve plaque removal, flossing, and polishing. Periodically your child will also have …

How Do You Know If A Child Needs A Tooth Filling?

How Do You Know If A Child Needs A Tooth Filling?

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The only way to be sure a child needs a tooth filling is to take your child to the dentist for confirmation of a cavity. However, you may suspect your child needs dental treatment if …

Is Fluoride Necessary For Kids?

Is Fluoride Necessary For Kids?

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For both kids and adults, regular dental check-ups are important. And, for children, the sooner kids receive dental checkups, the better. Early checkups mean healthier dental hygiene throughout a child’s life. Why are early check …

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit

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When you take your children to the dentist for a first visit, you’re helping them grow up feeling comfortable with visiting the dentist, and to establish good oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.   …

Set the Stage for a Lifetime of Good Oral Hygiene with Toddlers

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A healthy mouth is an important part of your overall health and wellness. Good oral hygiene begins in early childhood and sets the stage for a lifetime of oral health. Helping your child learn good …

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Losing Baby Teeth: What to Expect

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It seems like only yesterday your child’s baby teeth began poking through – and now they are starting to fall out. One by one over the next few years those baby teeth will be replaced …

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Delayed Tooth Eruption: What to Expect

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Teething is tough on parents and babies. All of a sudden your baby went from relatively happy and peaceful to agitated and fussy. No matter what you try, nothing seems to help. And then the …

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How to Choose the Best Pediatric Dentist

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Is your child afraid to go to the dentist? Dental anxiety is normal for children. It manifests in many different ways from crying fits, refusing to get in the car when it’s time to go, …

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How Do You Calm Children’s Dental Fears?

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Is your child afraid to go to the dentist? Dental anxiety is normal for children. It manifests in many different ways from crying fits, refusing to get in the car when it’s time to go, …

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Why Fix Baby Teeth If They Are Going to Fall Out?

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It’s a common misconception that many people believe: baby teeth don’t matter because they’re going to fall out anyway. This myth guides parents in the decisions they make about their children’s dental care—they may bring …

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Baby Pacifiers: What You Need to Know as a New Parent

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Are you wondering if it is ok to give your baby a pacifier? Many parents worry about this. You hear various things about pacifier use from others that may or may not be true. As …

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Coping with Teething Problems: What Parents Should Know

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Is your baby teething? If so, you’re probably dealing with a baby who is fussier than usual, waking often at night, drooling, and needing some extra snuggles. Teething can be as tough on parents as …

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Special Needs Dentistry for Children

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Are you looking for a pediatric dentist that provides special needs dentistry for children? Special needs dentistry covers a wide range of patients from those with physical disabilities to those with behavioral and emotional concerns. …

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My Child Knocked Out a Tooth! Now What?

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Dental emergencies can be scary, but they do happen. Trauma to the mouth or teeth can be serious, so it’s important to act fast. When you follow the right steps and seek immediate dental care, …

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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist Instead of a Family Dentist for Your Child?

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Many people grow up seeing a family dentist for dental care and when they have children themselves, they wonder if a pediatric dentist is necessary. Is it really better to have your children seen by …