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When should my child start using toothpaste and how much should I use?

pediatric dental care As a parent, it is your job to instill good dental habits in your kids, and this starts even earlier than you might realize. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry responds to the “when to start” question with a succinct “The sooner the better!” From the time your baby is born, you should make sure that your child’s gums are regularly cleaned using water and a toothbrush made for infants. Learn More

What’s the deal with bottled water?

Dental Practice | Smilez pediatric dental As more people turn to bottled water and away from the tap, they may be missing out on one important ingredient that most brands of bottled water fail to include: fluoride! Because fluoride helps strengthen teeth, it is an important component of maintaining good oral health. Our friends at the American Dental Association have endorsed both community water fluoridation and the use of fluoride-conta Learn More

Easing the Teething Blues

Baby Dental Care 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 to make it easier for you and your baby. What to Expect Most babies begin teething around th Learn More