Make Dental Care Fun for Little Ones


Kids are not notorious for their enthusiasm when it comes to oral health. While these challenges may seem par for the course, they can lead to lifelong problems. Some of the issues which may arise in the future include poor oral health practices, stress-related dental conditions, and the dreaded dental phobia that plagues millions of adult Americans. 

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Do Your Children Know How to Brush and Floss?


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February is Children’s Dental Health Month and a fitting time to remind families of the importance of good oral health. Children can be effective partners in a dental hygiene routine if they know how to brush and floss. Consistent at-home care is important for maintaining healthy teeth and it’s never too early to start.  

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How to Avoid the “Sugar Wars” of Halloween


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Halloween is all about costumes and treats and fun. But when those trick-or-treat bags come home, often the “sugar wars” begin. All that candy to be eaten! How do parents set limits? Is it OK to let the kids splurge on their collected loot? Children’s dental care is on the minds of us all at this time of year.

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How to Win the “Sugar Wars” of Halloween


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Halloween is all about costumes and treats and fun. But when those trick-or-treat bags come home, often the “sugar wars” begin. All that candy to be eaten! How do parents set limits? Is it OK to let the kids splurge on their collected loot? Children’s dental care is on the minds of us all at this time of year.

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When Are Your Children Old Enough for Flossing?


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Did you know that you can start a daily flossing routine for your child’s teeth as soon as any two teeth touch each other? Of course, parents will initially perform the flossing. But as soon as children have learned to brush on their own, it’s time to teach them how to floss. 

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How to Get an Early Start on Your Child’s Dental Care


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As we are fast learning, trying to brush a toddler’s teeth is easier said than done.  My first comment to parents with a concern about the health of their young child’s teeth is that it all begins with proper nutrition. I often call vegetables “Mother Nature’s Toothbrush.” I strongly urge parents to feed their kids REAL FOOD and to avoid artificial and processed foods as much as possible. That being said, brushing their teeth is an important habit of building early on. 

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Brush and Floss for Better Children’s Dental Care


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February is Children’s Dental Health Month and a fitting time to remind families of the importance of good oral health. Children can be effective partners in a dental hygiene routine if they know how to brush and floss. Consistent at-home care is important for maintaining healthy teeth and it’s never too early to start.  

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Does Halloween Candy Start the “Sugar Wars” in Your Home?


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Halloween is all about costumes and treats and fun. But when those trick-or-treat bags come home, often the “sugar wars” begin. All that candy to be eaten! How do parents set limits? Is it OK to let the kids splurge on their collected loot? Children’s dental care is on the minds of us all at this time of year.

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Children’s Dental Care Starts With Baby Teeth


Starting your child off with good dental care can help protect their teeth for decades to come. A baby’s 20 primary teeth are already present in the jaws at birth. Those baby teeth that begin coming through the gums around 6 months help set the stage for future smiles by keeping space in the jaw for adult teeth. 

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Why Are Dental Sealants Important for Children’s Dental Care?


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In my family practice I see parents who are more well informed about their children’s dental care than ever before. They help their children develop healthy daily routines of brushing and flossing and provide a healthy diet. But many are looking for additional ways to prevent cavities.  One tool available is the dental sealant.

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