Why Should X-rays Be Taken? My Child Has Never Had a Cavity?

I believe that all pediatric dentists are super heroes but, unfortunately, we were not given the power of X-ray vision! Parents will often ask why we recommend their child, with a healthy and beautiful smile, have X-rays taken of their teeth.  The e...

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Tooth Sensitivity (Dentin Hypersensitivity) and Your Child

Definition of Dentin Hypersensitivity Tooth sensitivity — also known as dentin hypersensitivity — affects the tooth or exposed root surfaces. This occurs when the enamel that protects our teeth gets thinner, or when gum recession occurs, exposing...

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Halloween Can Be Scary, Especially for Kids’ Teeth

Your kids may be ready to indulge in sweet treats this Halloween, but don’t let the holiday turn into an oral health nightmare. To keep your children’s smiles safe from creepy cavities this season and all year-round, consider these tips f...

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First Lost Tooth: Crafts Ideas and Fun Memories

Losing a tooth, especially that first tooth, is a big milestone in a child’s life, so try commemorating the moment with some crafts for the first lost tooth. Ideas such as a memory page with the theme of the first lost tooth work nicely. If you...

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Watch Out For Mouth Monsters This Halloween!

Whether your children are attending Halloween parties or ‘Trick or Treating’ in the neighborhood, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, reminds parents and caregivers that i...

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5 Tricks for Dealing With Halloween Treats

Children’s Halloween dream — to get lots of candy — can be their parents’ nightmare. But pediatric dental experts say Halloween can be a time to teach your children good oral health habits for life, without depriving them of Halloween...

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Halloween Doesn’t Have to Be a Scary Time for Your Children’s Teeth

The aftermath of Halloween treat indulgence is on your mind this year. Keep in mind that there are things, you can do to prevent tooth decay in children. First, remember that good dental health depends on more than just diet. When it comes to Hallowe...

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12 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. “It’s OK ...

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Making Trips to the Dentist Enjoyable for Kids

Many kids are afraid to visit the dentist, but parents can reduce their fear by finding a fun pediatric dentistry practice. Discover simple tips to make your child’s dental visits a pleasure, instead of a pain. Finding A Fun Pediatric Dentist Near ...

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Plaque and Tartar: What You Should Know!

Definition Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth and along the gum line. Plaque contains bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. As plaque forms and is not removed by proper brushing and flossing, it ...

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Today’s Demand for Kid-Friendly Pediatric Dentists

The role of the pediatric dentist has evolved from routine dental care provider into a personal dental partner who strives to deliver a comfortable dental experience and a greater understanding of dental health. As a result, a pediatric dentists ever...

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Dentin Hypersensitivity or Tooth Sensitivity

Definition Tooth sensitivity — also known as dentin hypersensitivity — affects the tooth or exposed root surfaces. This occurs when the enamel that protects our teeth gets thinner, or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying surface, th...

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