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  • Don’t Fall for These Misleading Myths About Fluoride

    One 2012 study in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry found that more than 65% of parents using bottled water did not know what levels of fluoride it contained. Knowing this, it's clear to see that both children and adults alike are woefully misinformed about the essential facts of fluoride. Without further ado, let's debunk some of the most misleading facts about how fluoride affects your teeth an...
  • Want Your Child to Consume Less Sugar? Try These 3 Sweet Alternatives Instead

    It's no secret that sugar -- one of the things kids love most -- is also one of the most damaging to their teeth. And suffice it to say, sugar is in just about everything, especially beverages. In fact, as much as sports drinks are harmful to your teeth, researchers found that exposure to energy drinks such as Rockstar, Monster®, and Red Bull® resulted in twice as much enamel loss as exposure to...
  • Tooth Decay 101: Causes and Solutions

    Most people will get a cavity at some point in their lives. While this is never an enjoyable experience, it is very routine. Tooth decay still shouldn't be taken lightly, so if your children are suffering from tooth pain or have simply not been in for a checkup recently, seek out your family dentist. To help your children avoid cavities, here are some basic facts about tooth decay. Causes There ...
  • 5 Fun Fluoride Facts

    Kids dentists are in the business of protecting your children's teeth. In order to give the best dental care possible, childrens dentists recommend a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Why? Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that contributes positively to the health of everyone's teeth. So, without further ado, here are some interesting facts about fluoride. We Drink It Every Day Almo...
  • Top 5 Foods and Drinks That Harm Your Teeth

    There are so many different things you need to keep track of as parents that sometimes you overlook something important. Dental hygiene is necessary to instill at a young age, but even good brushing habits can be flummoxed by some common foods and drinks kids consume. To prevent tooth decay and multiple visits to pediatric dentists, try to teach your children about the perils of the following tast...
  • What To Do When A Child Can’t Get Over Dentist Anxiety

    Making your children feel comfortable at the dentist can be trying. Kids dentists have their job cut out for them. Keeping anxious and scared children calm during an important dental procedure is essential for everyone's safety. If a child makes any sudden movements, it could lead to injuring the dentist and the child. Luckily, there is a solution. Over time, dental professionals have receive...
  • 7 Common Bad Dental Habits Children Fall Into and How To Avoid Them

    As a parent, one of the most important things you can do for your child at a young age is reinforce good dental hygiene habits in your children. If you are having a hard time with this, talk to a pediatric dentist to get a better idea of what causes the most damage to your child's teeth. Here are a few examples of bad habits that children can get into. Sugary Drinks Even though no sugary dri...
  • The 3 Types of Pediatric Dental Sedation

    Proper education and training in methods of employing and monitoring the use of pediatric dental sedation have led to some amazing children's dental health victories. As many as 250,000 pediatric dental sedations are now performed every year. Not only is this good news for kids who are scared of the going to the dentist, but for dental professionals as well. It will reduce the stress of calming ki...
  • Smilez Pediatric Dental Group of Loudoun Announces Their Participation in National Wreaths Across America Day

    Smilez Pediatric Dental Group of Loudoun announced this week they are donating wreaths to National Wreaths Across America Day at Stonewall Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Manassas, VA. On December 16th, 2017, wreaths will be laid on the gravesites of fallen soldiers at over 1200 locations around the world. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you are not able to lay out wreaths. The Ceremony wil...
  • Getting Your Kids Excited About… Dental Hygiene?

    Getting your kids excited for the dentist seems like an impossible task. You can’t just force them to visit a kids dentist in Aldie and expect them to have buckets of fun. And while the Tooth Fairy isn't above a little bribery, that's not the best option for instilling lifelong dental hygiene habits in your youngsters. But you can do a few things throughout the year to get them to at least th...