Pacifiers and Your Child’s Oral Health

soothe your howling baby. So you resort to providing the one thing your child seems to respond to: a pacifier. This is a wonderful tool for your infant, but once your child has reached the age of twelve months you should have selected a pediatric [&hellip
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Why Early Detection of Tooth Decay Is So Important

injury, a cavity will only worsen when it goes untreated. Our pediatric dentist specializes in treating the oral healthcare needs of children in our area. To help remedy the effects of tooth decay, our practice encourages that parents help establish a foundation of good oral [&hellip
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How can I protect my child’s teeth during sporting events?

facial injuries that damage teeth and gums. In addition to being quite painful, facial trauma from contact sports or an accidental fall during practice or a game could knock out teeth, lacerate soft oral tissue, and break facial bones. When you bring your child to [&hellip
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Can Children and Adolescents Get Gum Disease?

adulthood or old age but the truth is that this condition can affect anyone – including children and adolescents. The factors that contribute to gum disease, such as tartar accumulation and gingival irritation, can affect young people just as much as they can affect adults. [&hellip
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The unique dental needs of children

many parents prefer for their children to see a pediatric dentist with specific training in the unique dental needs of children, such as developmental issues and gentle techniques. The path to good oral health begins early. Therefore, it’s important to establish a relationship between your [&hellip
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Tips for Getting a Toddler to Brush Their Teeth

oral health begins with solid oral hygiene habits in early childhood. Yet, it can sometimes be a fight to get toddlers to go along with brushing their teeth. Your pediatric dentist can offer a few suggestions to make this whole process a little easier for [&hellip
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Dental Health Tips for Reluctant Children

around the age of twelve months. The reasoning behind this practice is to allow the child to feel comfortable around the sights, sounds, and smells of a dental office; in addition, this preliminary exam is used to spot any oral irregularities that might be present [&hellip
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Healthy Dental Habits Your Children Should Follow

in at-home oral health care will help establish good habits in children as they develop. Pediatric dentists generally recommend that children have their first dental visit when the first tooth starts to grow in. If the teeth have not erupted (started coming through the gums) [&hellip
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How to Keep the Treats from Playing Tricks On Your Child’s Teeth

often troubles parents who feel they are depriving their children of normal childhood experiences. Pediatric dentists understand this dilemma and can discuss individualized ways to protect children’s teeth from candy and other treats. Although the best way to keep treats from wreaking havoc is avoidance, [&hellip
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How Do Cavities Form?

babies to senior citizens, everyone needs a dental maintenance program to keep gums and teeth healthy. Children should have their first visit to a pediatric dentist around the age of twelve months. This first visit has many advantages. A preliminary dental exam will allow the [&hellip
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