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September is National Childhood Injury Prevention Month!

September 9, 2021

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September is National Childhood Injury Prevention Month, and our team is excited to share some tips to keep your child safe. Childhood is a time when dental injuries are common. Even a simple fall on the playground at recess can lead to a lost or broken tooth. What can you do as a parent to…
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When Is a “Cavity” Not a Cavity?

August 26, 2021

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Is this a trick question? After all, you and your family probably already know quite a lot about cavities: It all begins when bacteria-filled plaque sticks to teeth and starts to attack enamel. How? Because the bacteria in plaque use the sugars and other foods we eat to produce acids. These acids gradually weaken teeth…
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When do children usually lose their baby teeth?

August 12, 2021

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Many parents worry that their children’s teeth are not falling out on time. A lot of concerned parents want to know: When will my child lose his or her first baby tooth? At what age should the last tooth fall out? Is there a specific order in which the teeth are lost? A child’s 20 baby…
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My toothbrush did what?

July 29, 2021

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If you were to put your toothbrush bristles under a high-powered microscope, what you would see might give you nightmares: millions of bacteria, busily crawling up and down your toothbrush bristles, consuming proteins that came from your mouth, and still clinging to the bristles even after you’ve rinsed them with water. Rinsing your toothbrush after…
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Who’s afraid of the dentist?

July 15, 2021

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Is the sound of a drill enough to make your child flinch or cringe? Does he or she worry about the twice-yearly dental checkup at our office? Trust us when we say your child is not alone! To help eliminate that distress, our team put together five steps to help your child overcome his or…
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Snacks for Healthy Teeth

July 1, 2021

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Concerned parents often ask us which kinds of snacks are best for a child’s teeth. While most know that candy isn’t always the best choice, many parents are confused about which kinds of after-school snacks can actually be beneficial for teeth. Left to their own devices, children might pick the sugary snack that comes in…
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When Is a “Cavity” Not a Cavity?

June 17, 2021

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Is this a trick question? After all, you and your family probably already know quite a lot about cavities: It all begins when bacteria-filled plaque sticks to teeth and starts to attack enamel. How? Because the bacteria in plaque use the sugars and other foods we eat to produce acids. These acids gradually weaken teeth…
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Can a Night Guard Mean Sweet Dreams for Your Child?

June 3, 2021

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Sometimes the reason for a poor night’s sleep is obvious. Maybe your child watched a scary movie. Or loaded up on sugar before bed. Or can’t get to sleep after a night of computer screens or video games. Not much we can do about these problems. Sometimes, though, the cause of your child’s sleep difficulties…
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