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)
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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,
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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
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Purpose of a Dental Sealant

an infectious disease by the Center for Disease Control? This is because cavities are caused by a particular strain of bacteria that is transmitted between people orally. In fact, the most common way this bacteria is transmitted is from mother to child during infancy. Because
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Baby Bottles and Tooth Decay

However, just as bacteria have always tried to wage war on your own teeth over the years, they will try to do the same on your baby’s teeth—no matter how adorable they are. This is why leaving a bottle with your baby overnight can be
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Does “Thumb Sucking” Negatively Affect the Outcome of Your Child’s Teeth?

like the many things adults turn to for comfort, there can be negative repercussions if used excessively. If the thumb sucking habit has altered the way your child’s teeth are erupting, a visit to the pediatric dentist can offer solutions. When a child sucks their
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What Should I Expect at My Child’s First Dental Appointment?

isn’t oral health just as important? The conscientious parent that has done their research will realize their child’s first dental appointment should be around the child’s first birthday, and many parents are selecting a pediatric dentist for their expertise in caring for their child’s oral
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Good Dental Health Starts Early

perfect oral health. Good dental health must be taught, learned, and practiced. For children, these lessons must come early and they must be reinforced by an experienced pediatric dentist. In recent years, the recommended age for the first dental visit has dropped from age 7
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Dr. Guirguis vs. his 14 month old son, Max

can be difficult. Adapting your approach to your child and maintaining patience are key to developing strong hygiene habits with your child. Naïve advice | When parents used to ask about brushing their children’s teeth, I would show them how to brush in a circular
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