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  • Summer Isn’t So Sweet with These Common Dental Health Issues

    Summer is one of the best times of the year. Not only are spirits high but there are plenty of activities and treats to indulge in throughout the season. If you're a parent, however, you should pay especially close attention to your child's oral health. Summer is a season of health but it's also known for more than a few sweet treats. When you're aware of the following common dental health issu...
  • Avoid These 3 Unhealthy Snacks to Keep Your Kids’ Teeth Strong

    As you may well know, being a parent is extremely rewarding. Sure, you might lose sleep but you probably slept enough in your younger years. You get to raise your children and have fun with them as they grow into responsible adults. Even the arguments can be fun because you both can learn and grow from them. One of the trickiest parts of being a parent is raising kids who know the importance of pr...
  • Don’t Take Your Kids to the Scary and Boring Place; 2 Things to Look For in a Dentist

    If you’re a parent and are in need of a kids dentist in Stone Ridge, you don’t just want to take your children to any dental professional. It’s important that kids are aware from an early age that proper dental care is essential to a happy and healthy life. If you take your children to a scary dentist office, they are going to develop a severe, legitimate, and potentially lifelong fear of...
  • Ask Your Dulles Pediatric Dentist: How do I stop my child’s thumb sucking?

    "All I want for Christmas is my baby to stop sucking her thumb. It's such a terrible habit. Help me, Smilez Pediatric Dental Group Loudoun. How can I stop the thumb-sucking? —Concerned for my baby's teeth" Dear Concerned, Thumb-sucking is a totally natural and normal behavior in young children. Babies are born with the natural urge to suck — at the breast, on pacifiers, their fingers, thum...
  • These Dental Jokes Will Tickle Your Funny Bone

    Going to the dentist isn't always fun, and it sure isn't funny to find out that you need braces or to have a cavity filled, but it's not all drills and retractors. Take a break from the humdrum of homework, and sink your teeth into this collection of dental jokes. Where does the dentist get his gas?             At the filling station! Why a...
  • Four Surprising Ways to Help Prevent Cavities

    Cavities happen. The key to making sure they don't, you're well aware, is ensuring that your kids learn and maintain good oral health; this includes regular brushing and flossing, and two visits a year to the pediatric dentist for checkups and cleanings, yes. But there are a few additional things you can do, some of which might surprise you. To help fight cavities, encourage your children to...
  • When should I take my baby to the pediatric dentist?

    He’s only six months old; he’s only just gotten his first tooth, and his first twirl in the dentist chair is the last thing on your mind… but maybe it shouldn’t be. If you’re wondering when is the right time to start establishing best oral health practices, the answer is “sooner than you think.” Your baby’s first trip to the dentist should happen before his first birthday. The ge...
  • 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...