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Smile! It’s Time for Arts & Crafts!

May 7, 2020

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If you have a child who loves arts and crafts, try some of these creative projects with a dental twist. One of these activities is sure to give your child something to smile about! Toothbrush Art Why throw away that used toothbrush when you can help your young child make art with it? Give it…
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Dental Emergencies in Children

April 22, 2020

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Dental emergencies are bound to come up when you have young children. Our team wants you to be prepared in case you run into a difficult situation. Problems can vary, from minor gum irritation to knocked-out teeth. Take a look at the different possibilities and how you can handle them. Teething Depending on the age…
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Beat the Brushing Battle

April 5, 2020

It can be a challenge to get our children to brush, brush well, and brush often. Here are some tips that can help you keep those beautiful little teeth healthy. Make it Fun, Make it a Habit! We should all brush twice a day. The most important time to brush is at night before bed….
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The Thumb-Sucking Habit

March 18, 2020

We are often asked “should I be concerned with my child’s thumb sucking?” So, our team thought we’d share what our thoughts are on your child sucking his or her thumb. Infants Who Suck Their Thumbs As infants begin experimenting with the basic functions of their mouths, from sucking on a bottle to beginning to…
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Ease up on your gums — don’t brush your teeth too hard!

February 4, 2020

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A lot of patients go at their teeth like they were sanding an old floor—that is to say, way too hard! Brushing too hard is probably the most common mistake patients make in their oral care routine, and it can be detrimental to the gums and teeth. What can brushing too hard cause? Receding gums…
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Treatment and Diagnosis for Your Child’s Teeth Grinding

January 22, 2020

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The habit of grinding teeth can be both painful and harmful for your children. If you discover that they are frequently grinding their teeth—a condition called bruxism—here is some helpful information on the problem, and how you can find help to put a halt to it. How to Know if Your Child is Grinding Sometimes,…
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Can children be at risk for periodontal disease?

January 3, 2020

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You want to check all the boxes when you consider your child’s dental health. You make sure your child brushes twice daily to avoid cavities. You’ve made a plan for an orthodontic checkup just in case braces are needed. You insist on a mouthguard for dental protection during sports. One thing you might not have…
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Getting to the Bottom of Chewing Gum Myths

December 19, 2019

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It’s a moment many of our patients have experienced. One second you’re chewing on a piece of gum, then suddenly you forget to keep chewing and swallow the entire rubbery gob whole! It’s at this point you remember your mother warning you as a child that if you swallow gum it will stake a claim…
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How to Care for a Teething Baby

November 19, 2019

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Every moment of your baby’s first year of life is precious, since every day your child grows a little, develops new skills, and discovers new things. Most of it is wonderful, but parents don’t like to see their babies in pain. That’s why teething can be such a hard experience. However, you can take steps…
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