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  • 6 Tips to Help Keep Your Child Calm While at the Dentist

    Up to 36% of adults in the U.S. get nervous when they visit the dentist's office, and kids are no different. But it's important to remember that good oral hygiene and regular visits to the family dentistry office help to keep cavities and gum disease away. Of course, knowing your child needs to visit the dentist and keeping your child calm during their appointment are two different things. How ...
  • Baby Teeth: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Chompers

    Baby teeth start to come in between the ages of six and 12 months. By the age of three, most kids typically have all of their baby teeth. Your child's baby teeth play a major role not only in helping your kids munch and crunch on healthy foods but also in helping them develop healthy smiles as adults. While baby teeth may not seem very important because they eventually fall out to make room for...
  • 5 Easy Ways to Show Your Teeth Some Love This Valentine’s Day

    Valentine's Day is an incredibly fun day for kids. You get to pick out cool Valentine's cards for your friends (complete with holographic stickers), decorate a fun Valentine's baggie where your friends can drop off their own Valentines at your desk, and munch on candy throughout the day. While your kids are showing their friends some love during the holiday, make sure they're also showing their...
  • What Are the Best (and Worst) Snacks for Your Kids?

    You know the basics when it comes to keeping your child's teeth happy and healthy: brushing teeth twice a day, flossing regularly, and visiting your pediatric dentists for bi-annual check-ups. But did you know that the snacks your kids are eating can have just as big an impact on their dental health? From what's in their lunchbox to what they're eating in front of their tablets, your child's f...
  • 4 Tips to Protect Your Child’s Teeth This Holiday Season

    December is finally here, and the holiday season is right around the corner. While the holidays are typically filled with family fun and beautiful lights, they're also often filled with a lot of sugar. From chocolate gelt and sufganiyot to chocolate Santas and candy canes, many kids this season will be putting their teeth through the wringer. To help you keep your child's teeth safe from the ba...
  • 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 teenager oral care. Whether your teenager will be attending school in-person or taking classes online this semester, it's still important to pri...
  • 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...