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!


Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Two-year Molars

March 2, 2023

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baby wrapped in a blanket

Teething is a major milestone in the life of any child, but that doesn’t necessarily make it any more enjoyable for the parents.

If you’ve noticed your child has started to spout molars, the good news is that you’re nearly out of the woods when it comes to teething. These so-called “two-year molars” are usually the last baby teeth to sprout; if you want to know more about them, here’s a guide that may be able to give you some helpful information.


Will Getting a Dental Crown Be Painful for My Child?

February 2, 2023

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Child smiling in dental chair

Is your child in need of a dental crown to protect a damaged tooth? A dental crown is a “cap” that is placed over the chewing surface of a compromised tooth to keep it safe and improve its appearance. They can be placed on a tooth that is broken, decayed, has a large filling, or otherwise compromised. However, you may be concerned about whether or not it will be uncomfortable for your child. Here’s what you should know.


3 Key Things You Should Know Before Receiving Nitrous Oxide

January 3, 2023

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a child receiving nitrous oxide sedation

If your child is feeling a little unenthusiastic or uneasy about their upcoming dental visit, you might be wondering if there are any solutions for ensuring that their visit goes as smoothly as possible. Sedation dentistry is often used to achieve this, and of these treatment options, one of the most common solutions is nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas.” Here are three essential things that you should know about nitrous oxide so that you can rest assured it’s a viable answer for your child’s needs.


Tongue-Tied: What to Expect When Your Child Needs a Frenectomy

December 14, 2022

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parent and toddler laying on bed together

Is your infant Isn’t gaining weight quickly enough? Do they make clicking noises, have trouble staying latched while breastfeeding, or cause you swelling or pain while breastfeeding? These may all be signs that they have a tongue tie. This makes it more difficult for them to move their tongue and can lead to nutritional deficiencies, dental problems, speech impediments, and other issues if left untreated. If your baby needs to undergo a frenectomy to correct this issue, continue reading to learn what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure.

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