Posts Tagged ‘pediatric dentistry’

Tips for Preventing Halloween Cavities

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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Learn how to avoid the candy that causes Halloween cavities.

Halloween is a great time to have some fun, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Both children and adults can indulge in a variety of candy, but what isn’t so fun is visiting your dentist and finding you’ve developed new cavities! Fortunately, there are a few methods you can use to prevent kids from developing Halloween cavities.  (more…)

5 Tips for Family Dental Care

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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Investing in family dental care from the beginning will give your children excellent health habits.

Keeping your family’s teeth and gums healthy can feel like a full-time job. But if you start early, you can set a good example for your children while teaching them excellent life habits. Better yet, practicing regular and healthy family dental care can prevent future expenses related to fillings, gum disease, and chipped teeth. By following the tips below, you can ensure that your entire family maintains healthy oral care for years into the future.  (more…)

How to Improve Your Child’s Flossing Habits

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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Learn how to improve your child’s flossing habits.

Although you are likely already well aware of the importance of establishing a daily brushing routine for your children, are you as diligent about making sure your children are flossing? Flossing regularly is essential for removing food particles that can build up between teeth and the gumline in areas where the toothbrush may not be able to reach. Once your child’s teeth are in contact with each other, you can begin incorporating flossing into their dental routine. To help get your kid excited about flossing, and to establish your child’s flossing habits, use the techniques below.  (more…)

3 Bad Habits That Could Be Damaging Your Child’s Teeth

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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What your child snacks on could potentially be damaging to your child’s teeth.

As a parent, you are always trying to provide for your children and teach them healthy, long-lasting habits to carry them through life. In addition to scheduling their doctor appointments, and providing them with an education and room to play, you should also make sure that your family’s daily habits are not taking a toll on your child’s dental health. It is sometimes not enough to make sure your child brushes their teeth every day. To make sure your child takes care of their teeth and develops healthy habits, you should make sure the following behaviors that are damaging to your child’s teeth are not enforced.  (more…)

How to Make Dental Care a Fun Habit for Kids

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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Learn how to make dental care a fun activity for your kids.

Are your kids resistant to brushing and flossing their teeth? If so, they may fail to develop a strong dental hygiene routine that lasts with them into adulthood. Children’s teeth are prone to damage and decay as much as adult teeth are, so kids must take an active role in their dental care. But how do we get them interested in brushing and flossing? The following three methods can help you make tooth brushing enjoyable, or even exciting, to your children.  (more…)

How to Prepare For Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
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Learn at what age you should schedule your child’s first dental visit.

As your young child grows up and develops, it can be challenging to judge when the best time is to take them to their first dental visit. Most American children don’t see their family dentist until they are over two years old, which is much later than is recommended by dental and medical professionals. Read on for a handy guide to when you should take your child to their first dental visit, along with a few tips for making the experience a comfortable one.  (more…)

When To Schedule Your Child’s First Orthodontist Appointment

Friday, December 13th, 2019
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Your child’s first orthodontist appointment should occur around age six or seven.

As a parent, you may wonder when you need to be scheduling important health appointments for your children. Scheduling an orthodontist appointment may seem like something that can be put off for a few years. However, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child’s initial evaluation with an orthodontist occur around the age of seven. This first assessment helps orthodontists, parents, and children prepare for what orthodontia they may need in the future. There are a few reasons why this age is the suggested age for a child’s first orthodontist appointment. Read on to learn why age seven is recommended, and how early orthodontist consultations can benefit a child’s overall dental health.  (more…)

How to Avoid Cavities From Halloween Candy

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
A pile of sugary Halloween candy can give you a cavity

The high sugar content in Halloween candy leads bacteria in the mouth to create cavities.

Halloween is a holiday all about having fun, getting dressed up, and eating a lot of sweets. Kids adore the holiday because they have so much access to candy all at once! Sugar, in general, is risky for dental health because when the bacteria in your mouth eat the sugar, a weak acid is produced, which can lead to cavities. However, some of these Halloween treats are going to be a lot more dangerous to your child’s teeth than others, and if you can, you should help the child avoid these candies. Some candy is okay for Halloween as long as you eat it in moderation and remember to brush twice a day and floss once a day. Read on to learn how each popular candy affects your child’s teeth and what you can do to prevent cavities.  (more…)

Back to School Dental Tips for Kids

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Is your child’s smile ready for back to school?

It’s back to school season, and while you may have already picked out the latest wardrobe and school supplies, have you kept tabs on their smile? A dental examination is just as important as immunizations and booster shots for your child, and back to school is the perfect time of the year to get it done. As much as 19% of children ages 2 to 19 have untreated tooth decay, which can lead to difficulty eating, speaking, and most importantly — learning. Here’s a few things you should put on your back to school checklist to ensure your child’s dental health: (more…)

5 Easy Ways to Get Kids Excited About Brushing Their Teeth

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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Make brushing a fun experience you share with your kids.

Parenting can present quite a few challenges. And when it comes to brushing their teeth, kids are not always enthusiastic about doing what they’re told. Nevertheless, proper dental hygiene is a necessary skill for maintaining a beautiful smile and preventing future complications. If you’re struggling to get your kids to brush their teeth on their own, try getting creative with one of these kid-friendly tricks. (more…)