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5 Things You Can Teach Your Children to Help Prevent Dental Injuries

Protect your child’s teeth from injury with these tips.  According to research, 30% of children will have experienced some form of dental injury by age 14. With statistics like these, it’s easy to think that dental injuries are inevitable in adolescents. You may think they’re just part of growing up. However, there is a lot…
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Orthodontic evaluation for your child

7 Reasons to Get an Orthodontic Evaluation by Age 7

Why Early Orthodontic Evaluations Matter The average age for braces is between 12 and 14, but children should have orthodontic evaluations much sooner than this. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends every child see an orthodontist for the first time no later than their 7th birthday.  Early orthodontic evaluations play a vital role in the…
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What type of kids dental crown should you choose

Do I Need a Stainless Steel or Tooth-Colored Crown?

Are you a kid who needs a crown? You have so much information at your fingertips, it’s easy to do a little of your own research about anything, including dental crowns. Perhaps your parents or dentist have said you might need a kids dental crown. If so, chances are you have questions. Here are a…
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A pulpotomy can save a tooth

How Pulpotomies and Pulpectomies Restore Damaged Teeth

How a baby root canal can restore your child’s oral health.  We all want to do our best to protect our children’s teeth. After all, problems with teeth can lead to more severe health problems and poor eating habits, and having those develop early in life can be a major concern. That’s why it’s important…
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Time for a custom-fit mouthguard

5 Reasons a Custom-Fit Mouthguard Is Safer

Help your child protect their mouth while they play.  Any parent of youngsters knows how busy those childhood years can be, especially if their children are involved in sports or other athletics. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, positively subjecting a child to a variety of sports can better enable that child to find…
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Tooth-colored fillings are better

5 Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings for Kids

What are tooth-colored fillings? Receiving news that your child needs a filling can be upsetting and alarming, to say the least. And we understand why. But it is essential to realize that cavities happen, sometimes despite even the best efforts to teach your child a proper oral hygiene routine.  Thankfully, when your child does have…
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Take your child to a pediatric dentist

When Should My Child See a Pediatric Dentist?

What is a pediatric dentist? As parents, our greatest priority for children is keeping them healthy and safe. Think of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This system starts with basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and sleep. Tied to those basic needs are the right medical and dental care to ensure our bodies perform as…
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Interview with Dr. Frannie

Interview with Dr. Frannie: a Dentist Driven by Compassion

Let’s welcome Dr. Frannie to our team and learn what makes her a kind and fun-loving kids’ dentist.  A pediatric dentist is an important person. They have the tools and education to make children comfortable and at ease during their very first dental trips. As you and your kids see your pediatric dentist year after…
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Great activities for the kids this summer

8 Fun Things to do with Your Kids This Summer

Make this summer the best one yet for you and your kids. Summer is just around the corner, and that means the kids will be out of school. What to do with all of that free time? Here are some ideas for fun summer activities for kids of all ages. 1. Take a trip to…
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Everything you need to know about tooth extraction

What To Expect Before, During, and After Tooth Extraction

Pediatric Tooth Extractions: Everything You Need To Know As a parent, you naturally want the best for your child’s smile. After all, you’ve been taking time to clean their teeth and gums and teach them good oral hygiene since before their first baby tooth appeared. Often, this is all that’s needed to keep their mouth…
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Space maintainer for missing teeth

Space Maintainer or Partial Denture?

Every child goes through the natural process of losing their baby teeth to make room for their permanent teeth. However, what happens when a child loses a baby tooth too early? You might think everything will work itself out, but your child may need a space maintainer or partial denture to deal with the missing…
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Refreshing recipes for summer break

Toothsome, Tasty Recipes for Summertime

Our 6 Favorite Kid-Friendly Recipes for Summer Break As we transition from spring to summer, most of us are ready to ditch our cold-weather plans in favor of a more laidback itinerary. We’re dreaming of pools and picnics, and lots of backyard barbecues.  As your trusted local dentist, we’re here to help make sure your…
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