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Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

May 16, 2019

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Today, our team thought we would answer some of the most frequent questions about pediatric dentistry and oral health we hear from parents. What constitutes a “healthy, balanced diet” for my child? A healthy, balanced diet contains all the nutrients your child needs to grow, including one serving each of fruits and vegetables, breads and…
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Young Athletes Should Avoid Sports Drinks for the Sake of Their Teeth

April 25, 2019

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Sports drinks are widely popular, and used by people of all ages. But, children and teenagers are particularly fond of sports drinks. In fact, studies have shown that these “thirst quenchers” are consumed by 62% of adolescents every day. But sports drinks can be awful for teeth and can give cavities the fuel they need to thrive. Below,…
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Our Four Favorite Snack for Healthy Teeth

April 11, 2019

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Snacking often gets a bad rep because most people snack on junk food. But, you can rest easy knowing that there are healthy snacks that can actually improve your smile.   1 – Apples  Apples are packed with fiber, and that’s great news for teeth. Fiber is an excellent nutrient for mouth-health, and supports a healthy digestive…
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Here’s Why Pediatric Dentists are Perfect for Children of All Ages

March 28, 2019

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises that parents establish a dental home for their child before their first tooth emerges, or around the ages of 8 – 10 months. But, what is a dental home, and why is it important? Why can’t your child just visit a regular dentist?  Extensive Pediatric Training  Pediatric dentists…
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Common Children’s Tooth Injuries that Happen at Home

March 14, 2019

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Almost half of all children will sustain some sort of tooth injury during childhood, most of which are preventable. Here’s some common tooth injuries that a child can have at home, and how to prevent them. Permaturely Lost Baby Tooth The most common injury to primary teeth is the premature loss of the front teeth….
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Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month by Staying Mouth-Healthy

February 28, 2019

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February is National Children’s Dental Health month, and we’re here to help parents and children celebrate the right way – by learning better oral health practices.  Maintain a Regular Oral Health Routine  Avoiding cavities begins with proper, routine oral care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises that everyone brushes their teeth twice per day, for two…
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Mouth-Healthy Valentine’s Day Sweets

February 14, 2019

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This Valentine’s Day, you can celebrate with some treats that will please your taste buds without damaging your teeth! Frozen Strawberries and Yogurt  These frozen strawberry and yogurt bites are the perfect tooth-friendly treat for Valentine’s Day. Yogurt is a mouth healthy because it is packed with protein and high in calcium – both of…
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These 4 “Healthy” Foods are Terrible for Teeth

January 24, 2019

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A healthy snack is always a great addition to any diet, but some healthy foods are terrible for teeth. Try limiting these damaging “healthy” foods in your child’s diet to help them maintain a healthy smile. 1 – Trail Mix A fantastic substitute for unhealthy snack foods is trail mix. But, be careful! If you decide…
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The 3 Best Ways for Children to Earn Whiter Teeth

January 17, 2019

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A healthy, luminous smile is something that everyone values. Here’s some of the best ways for your child (and you) to earn healthier, whiter teeth without having to get expensive bleaching treatment. What Causes Tooth Discoloration?  There are a few things that cause tooth discoloration in children. Extrinsic discoloration (discoloration of the outer layer of…
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What Causes Cavities?

December 20, 2018

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Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease—5 times more common than asthma, 4 times more common than childhood obesity, and 20 times more common than diabetes. But, cavities are nearly entirely preventable and treatable. Here’s some common causes for cavities, and how to defeat cavities.   Poor Dietary Choices  One of the primary ways parents can help prevent…
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