7 Ways the Pediatric Dentist Wants You to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

Children run a very high risk of tooth decay, which can lead to a lifetime of dental problems. Luckily, you can protect your child’s dental health with these seven simple steps. 1. Get the First Checkup by the First Birthday Dental experts strongly...

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Root Resorption: Complications, Causes and Treatment

Resorption is the body’s way of eliminating bone or other hard tissue structures. As the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists explains, resorption of the tooth root occurs when the body begins eating away at a tooth’s root surface....

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DENTAL HYGIENE

Proper dental hygiene is all about brushing and flossing, but there is also a lot more to making sure you have healthy teeth and gums. To keep your mouth healthy throughout your lifetime, there are many factors you need to take into consideration. No...

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The Top Five Dental Issues For Children

Just as kid’s oral care needs change as they grow, so do the potential dental issues they may encounter. Understanding what these problems may be can go a long way toward helping both children and their parents do what is necessary to prevent them ...

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Why Do Babies Suck Their Thumbs?

From the first few hours after birth, to adolescence to the time your child becomes an adult, parenthood is a whirlwind of experiences and emotions. For most parents, it starts with an adorable baby whose routine revolves around sleep and food. As th...

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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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