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  • 3 Tips to Break Your Kids’ Candy Addiction

    Halloween is over. You did it! You managed to keep all your children happy, avoided any costume disasters, and actually even enjoyed yourself in the process. But after the treats comes the truly tricky part. Now that you have thousands of pieces of candy safely stashed away around the house, it’s up to you as a parent to not let your kids sugar addiction progress into anything damaging. If ...
  • How To Find The Right Pediatric Dentist In Loudoun County

    Finding a pediatric dentist for your child can feel like a daunting challenge. There are so many, and there’s no easy way to compare them. It can take a lot of time and legwork, and so many people put it off. As inconvenient as it is, you can’t put off finding a pediatric dentist too long; of child's oral health is too important. Here are some tips to make the process easier. Ask For Referr...
  • The World’s First ‘Smart Toothbrush’ Can Improve Dental Hygiene

    Smilez Pediatric Dental Associates of Loudoun is always on the lookout for new and upcoming technologies for our practice. We want to let our family, friends and patients know about anything that can help them maintain exceptional dental hygiene.  This new toothbrush is pretty cool; especially for our technically savvy kids and parents. We bet a lot more toothbrush makers will start producing th...
  • Local Loudoun Pediatric Dentist Can Help Your Child Cut Back on Sugar

    Aside from causing tooth decay, consuming too much sugar can contribute to a lifetime of poor eating habits. A recent study showed that 16 percent of total calories consumed by American children comes from added sugars. As your child grows, it can become harder and harder to control what they eat. That’s why it’s so important to teach them to make healthy choices early on. But how exactly do y...
  • Make Your Child’s Easter Basket a Little More Tooth Friendly with These Tips from Your Loudoun County Pediatric Dentist

    Easter means lots of things for lots of people, but for the average American child, it means he’ll consume 5.5 pounds of chocolate. Yes, five-and-a-half pounds. From where we, as your Loudoun County pediatric dentist, stand, that’s just way too much sugar for your child’s growing teeth — especially in such a short period of time — and places him at greater risk for tooth decay and caviti...
  • Which type of mouthwash is best?

    Taking care of your oral health involves a daily regimen of brushing, flossing, and rinsing to prevent tooth decay and bacterial infections. Though you may have asked us which toothbrush to use, few patients at Smilez Pediatric Dental Group ask about mouthwash. However, different mouthwashes you might choose will have varying effects on your oral health. So which type is best for you? Gum He...
  • What’s the deal with bottled water?

    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...