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Should Parents “Help Out” a Loose Baby Tooth?

June 26, 2014


Many of us remember getting a little “help” with loose baby teeth when we were young.  It wasn’t uncommon for strings to be tied to teeth and attached to other objects to make things move a tad quicker.  Most children begin to lose their primary teeth around 5 or 6 years old, making room for…
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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

June 12, 2014


Many parents often wonder if they should look for a pediatric dentist instead of just taking their child to someone that practices general dentistry.  For those of you that are our regular patients, you already know the answer…it’s because you know how awesome our practice is! But others may want to know what sets us…
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How Can You Help Your Child Not Fear the Dentist?

May 15, 2014


One of our central goals is to help children have a more positive view of going to the dentist.  We feel that preventing and alleviating the fear associated with dental visits is important in encouraging future overall oral health.  Adults who are not afraid to go to the dentist are more likely to keep up…
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Can Chewing Gum With Xylitol Help Keep Teeth Healthy?

May 1, 2014


It’s no secret that sugar is bad for teeth.  It gives bacteria nourishment and causes plaque to build up.  Because of this, sugar substitutes are always in high demand, especially ones with additional health benefits.  That’s why xylitol, a natural sugar substitute derived primarily from plants is so attractive for those looking for a sweet…
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What’s the Best Toothpaste For My Child?

April 17, 2014


We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of toothpaste types and brands made specifically for children. There are so many choices that it can be difficult to find one that is best for your child’s oral health. Here are a few quick guidelines to make sure you find one that’s right: Look for the…
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What’s the Best Age for a First Dental Visit?

April 3, 2014


We are often asked when the first dental check-up should occur. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry the first visit may be earlier than you think. It’s important not to neglect the dental health of your child during the time when the focus seems to be on well-baby visits and immunization schedules. Children…
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Help For Those Finding it Difficult to Floss

March 20, 2014


According to the American Dental Association, nearly 20% of Americans never floss. Many people invariably view flossing as optional which causes it to become one of the most frequently neglected parts of any oral care routine. But as much of a plaque fighter that your toothbrush is, it simply cannot reach all the tight spots…
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