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Does Down Syndrome Impact Oral Health?

May 9, 2024

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Child with Down syndrome

Maintaining an excellent oral hygiene routine is crucial for everyone to keep up a healthy smile. However, if you have a child with Down syndrome, you know that they have some differences that require special attention and it’s especially important that their oral healthcare is prioritized. Continue reading to learn more about how Down syndrome can affect your child’s oral health and what to do about it.


What Should I Know About Caring for My Child’s Dental Health?

March 13, 2024

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Child smiles

Your child’s teeth begin to grow before they are born and will continue to develop throughout their life. While these teeth will not be visible until your little one is at least six months old, you can expect them to have a full set of baby teeth by the time they are three. Only a few years later, your child’s baby teeth will start falling out to make room for the adult teeth. Here’s what you should know about this process when caring for your kid’s smile.


How Can a Lip Tie Affect a Child?

February 13, 2024

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Baby smiles

A child with a lip-tie is born with the skin of their upper lip attached to the gums in a way that inhibits the way the lip moves and makes breastfeeding difficult. While many medical experts in the past have said that this issue usually resolves itself, today’s dentists recommend treating it early to prevent difficulties with day-to-day life later on. Here’s a quick overview of how lip ties are diagnosed, how they can affect your child’s life, and how they can be treated.


Why Dentistry Toys for Kids Are a Good Idea

November 1, 2023

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dental toys for kids

Ensuring your little one learns the ropes of proper oral care involves various considerations. Establishing an at-home oral hygiene routine, incorporating twice-daily brushing and once-daily flossing, aids in preventing oral health issues and instilling good habits. A wholesome diet guides them in making optimal choices for their smiles. While biannual dental visits are crucial, some children may find them intimidating. This is where dentistry toys for kids come into play. Continue reading to explore the advantages of these toys and discover a few options to consider for gifting your child.


How To Prevent Cavities: Halloween Edition

September 7, 2023

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Group of children smiling while trick-or-treating on Halloween

Halloween is almost here! Although your child may be excited about their costume and hanging out with friends, what they are looking forward to most is likely candy – lots and lots of candy. Unfortunately, sugar is one of the leading causes of cavities, and recent studies have found that kids consume upwards of three cups of it eating Halloween candy. The good news is that you can still make this a spook-tacular season for your child’s tastebuds and their oral health. Here are a few tips on how to prevent cavities this Halloween season!


How to Homeschool Your Kids About Dental Health

August 17, 2023

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child brushing teeth with parent at home

Increasingly, parents are opting to homeschool their children, granting them the chance to have a more personalized education. While this is a significant advantage, it also comes with substantial responsibility. Part of this responsibility involves imparting essential knowledge about proper dental hygiene and the repercussions of neglecting oral health. Fortunately, numerous resources are available to help your children understand and maintain good oral hygiene. Here are a few ways to do that.


Will Pacifiers Affect Your Baby’s Teeth?

July 27, 2023

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photo of a pacifier

As a parent, you may perceive pacifiers as lifesavers, providing tranquility and rest to your baby. However, it’s essential to recognize that pacifiers can potentially impact the proper development of your baby’s teeth. Responsible usage is key to preventing these issues. Fortunately, your dentist can equip you with the knowledge needed for sensible pacifier use. Here’s an overview of how pacifiers can affect infant oral health and valuable tips for proper use.


Colic, Lip & Tongue Ties, & You

June 13, 2023

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crying baby held by mother

It’s a word that causes even veteran parents to shudder: colic. No amount of experience, patience, or knowledge can prepare someone for weeks or even months of late nights with a crying, screaming child that can’t seem to be comforted. While colic tends to resolve itself with time, it can often stem from an overlooked problem—such as discomfort due to a lip or tongue tie. Thankfully, getting this condition treated is relatively simple, and it could be the solution you and your child need to finally relax and get some sleep!


5 Ways to Make Caring for Their Smile More Fun for Your Child

May 20, 2023

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parents brushing their teeth with their child

Your child’s smile is important to you so keeping it whole and healthy is a top priority for you. Unfortunately, your little one may not feel the same! Since brushing and flossing can seem more of a task to children, it can help to make these essential dental practices more fun. This will help them to be more consistent in caring for their smile and help to build good lifelong habits. Read on to learn five ways to make your child’s dental care more fun.


How To: Protect Your Child from a Dental Emergency During Their Summer Vacation

April 20, 2023

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Mom and daughter smiling during summer vacation at beach

Whether you’re planning a staycation or are jet-setting abroad with your family this summer, a dental emergency isn’t on the agenda. Although knocked-out teeth, loose restorations, and painful toothaches are never convenient, they are even more stressful to handle when you’re away from home and unsure where to turn for help. Fortunately, there are several measures you can take to help prevent that from happening. So, read on to learn how to prevent a dental emergency during summer vacation!

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