How Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities in Children


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 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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How To Properly Pull Your Child’s Teeth


One fond memory that all children cherish from their childhood is that of their baby teeth and placing them under their pillow at night – so that the tooth fairy could exchange them for coins and other goodies! What a way to turn pain into joy and leave the children smiling at the end of the ordeal! However, not all children have it easy, and there may be a need for a parent to pull a child’s tooth.

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Did You Know That Baby Teeth Need Dental Care?


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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! As a dentist and a father, I know firsthand how important dental care is for the youngest patients. I urge all my parents to introduce their children to the dental office as soon as possible. Here’s why:

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Children Don’t Have to Be Afraid of the Dentist


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As a dentist and father of young children, I have had to admit that, from a child’s point of view, a dental visit can be a scary event. The dental office is full of unfamiliar things – people in masks, noises, and metal instruments. It’s not surprising that some children are afraid of the experience, but they don’t need to be. Here’s why: 

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Parents Look For More Ways to Prevent Cavities


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In my family practice, the end of the summer is a busy time for back-to-school dental exams. 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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What’s A Dental Emergency and What Should I Do?


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When your child hurts, it is a disturbing event. Dental emergencies are no exception. Every parent wants to do the right thing. Some injuries to the mouth or teeth are more severe than others. If you aren’t sure it’s an emergency, call your dental practice. Any pediatric dental emergency should be taken seriously.

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Here’s What Parents Should Know About Dental X-Rays


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In my dental practice, I encourage parents to learn as much as they can about the dental procedures we use on our youngest patients. A common concern is about dental x-rays – what are the different kinds; how do they work; are they safe; how often should children be exposed? From the American Dental Association, here are some of the answers to parent questions about dental x-rays for children.

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How Dental Sealants Can Improve Your 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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Begin Your Children’s Dental Care With Their Baby Teeth


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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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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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