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Common Emergency Care Visits: Toothaches or abscesses

December 7, 2022

Dental problems do not always wait for normal office hours. Broken fillings or damaged teeth are common reasons for emergency treatment. Toothaches and abscesses can also require prompt attention. Dr. Lopez can provide you with the information and treatment you need to prevent the problem from becoming worse. Emergency dental care is only a phone…
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Just What Is Plaque?

December 1, 2022

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When you were younger, and you brushed your teeth without any help for the first time, it was a big step. It meant you’d learned the right way to brush to keep your teeth and gums healthy. But why does brushing help keep you healthy? Let’s talk about plaque! What Is Plaque? Plaque rhymes with…
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What Are Chalky Teeth?

November 30, 2022

You’ve always taken care of your child’s smile. You make sure thorough brushing and flossing take place twice a day. You serve foods high in vitamins and minerals and low in sugar. You make and keep regular dental appointments at our Columbus office. But even with the best dental routines, sometimes conditions can occur that…
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Thanksgiving Trivia

November 23, 2022

At Colombus Kids Dentist we love learning trivia and interesting facts about Thanksgiving! This year, Dr. Lopez wanted to share some trivia that might help you feel a bit smarter at the holiday dinner table and help create some great conversation with friends and family. The Turkey There is no historical evidence that turkey was…
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What is hand-foot-and-mouth disease?

November 16, 2022

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD, is a type of contagious viral illness that causes a rash in the mouth and on the hands and feet of infants and young children, and, while rare, adults. Characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet, hand-foot-and-mouth disease is most commonly caused by a…
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What is a water pick and do I need one?

November 9, 2022

Water picks, sometimes called “oral irrigators,” make an excellent addition to your regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. Especially helpful to those who suffer from periodontal disease and those patients of ours undergoing orthodontic treatment with full-bracketed braces, water picks use powerful tiny bursts of water to dislodge food scraps, bacteria, and other…
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Kids and Teeth Grinding

November 2, 2022

Grind, grind, grind… if your little one happens to be a teeth grinder, you may be familiar with this unpleasant sound. Teeth grinding, or what Dr. Lopez and our team at Colombus Kids Dentist also call bruxism, is common in children. In fact, three out of ten kids grind or clench their teeth, usually in…
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The Intriguing History of Halloween

October 26, 2022

Halloween is fast approaching, and Dr. Lopez wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is familiar to most people today bears little resemblance to the original Halloween; back in the “old days” it wasn’t even called Halloween! Festival of the…
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What Are Dental Sealants?

October 19, 2022

You’re constantly playing defense. Your child spends two minutes in the morning and two minutes at night carefully brushing and flossing with a fluoride toothpaste. You make sure sugary and acidic foods are not a major part of your diets. Your child visits our Columbus office for regular exams and cleanings. Really, how can a…
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Nutrition Tips for Healthy Kids’ Smiles

October 12, 2022

The grown-ups in your life want you to have a healthy, happy smile. That’s why they help you brush and floss, and make sure you come see Dr. Lopez for checkups and cleanings. Did you ever wonder if there are other ways you can help build a beautiful smile? There are! And one of them…
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