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  • 5 Things Your Pediatric Dentist Is Looking For During Your Check-Up

    According to the CDC, it's recommended that your child brushes their teeth twice a day and that they visit the dentist at least once every six months. The reason for that six-month check-up isn't just for a cleaning. While it's true that only a pediatric dentist can remove tartar from your child's teeth, your pediatric dentist is doing far more during your child's dental exam than making sure your...
  • Dental Tips For Teens: A Brief Guide to Teenage Oral Health

    As a parent, you probably know how important your child's oral care is to their overall health. But as your child grows up and becomes a bit more independent, you might not pay as close attention to how they're caring for their teeth. Once your child enters their teenage years, they'll probably think that they know it all. And if they've had very few dental problems in the past, they may feel t...
  • Youth Sports and Dental Safety: How to Protect Your Child’s Teeth on the Field

    Back to school season is officially here, and soon many kids will be taking to the field or court to participate in youth sports and other outdoor activities. It's important to make sure that your child's teeth are protected in these situations. Sports can get rough and accidents happen. In fact, about 30% of pre-school children have experienced trauma to their primary teeth. To help protect yo...
  • Back-to-School Dental Care Tips For Teens

    Your family may be in the midst of enjoying the summer season, but the fall will be here before you know it. And although the back-to-school season is sure to look a lot different this year, there are some things that never really change. That includes teen oral care. Whether your teenager will be attending school in-person or taking classes online this semester, it's still important to priorit...
  • How Does Sugar Impact My Child’s Teeth?

    It's no secret that kids (and adults) love sugar. Unfortunately, while sugar might seem harmless, it can have some troubling impacts on your child's teeth and their health. Sugar is a major player in the chain of events leading to tooth decay, and the sources of sugar in your child's diet may surprise you. Let's take a closer look at how sugar impacts your child's teeth and how you can fight ba...
  • 7 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Dental Health

    Your child's dental care is essential to their health. However, some parents can have a hard time judging how much dental care their child needs. You know that you need to help your kids prevent cavities, but you might not always know the best way to keep tooth decay at bay. To help you maintain your child's dental health, here are seven of the best possible ways you can keep your kids' teeth i...
  • Worried About Your Child’s Teeth? Keep These 3 Parenting Tips in Mind

    As a parent, it's your responsibility to keep your kids safe, healthy, clothed, sheltered, and to teach them a love of brushing their teeth. Okay, maybe not the last one, but you should still absolutely get your kids to focus on their teeth in order to avoid some painful years down the line. Here are a few things that you should consider in regards to your children's teeth. Don't Let Them Drink ...
  • 6 Common Snacks And Drinks Impacting Your Child’s Dental Health

    Parents are always looking out for their child's health. They make sure their children eat a well-balanced diet, get plenty of exercise, and go to bed at an appropriate time. Something parents should pay extra attention to, though, is their children's dental health. There are certain snacks and drinks that may seem harmless, but can damage a child's smile. You may want to reconsider giving your...
  • 5 Steps Parents Can Take to Improve Kids’ Dental Health

    As a parent, you feel a responsibility for your kids' health and safety. You make sure they are vaccinated against diseases, fasten their seat belts, and swim with a buddy. But what about their dental health? Dental health is essential to a healthy body for a variety of reasons: Malnutrition: People with painful teeth are limited in what they can eat. Tooth pain can cause people to avoid exa...
  • How To Protect Your Children’s Teeth This Halloween

    With ghosts, ghouls, and other ghastly beings ruling over Halloween, the holiday becomes a fright fest for people across the United States. For parents, one of the biggest Halloween horrors is the toll all of the sweets take on their children's dental hygiene. The main objective for most kids on Halloween is to have a bag bursting with candy by the end of the night and then revel in their sweet bo...