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What dental milestones should every parent be on the lookout for?

Set your child on the path to a healthy smile. As your kids grow, there are a lot of exciting dental milestones to look forward to. These events not only mark a new stage in your child’s growth, but can also signal that it is time to change your approach to dental hygiene and care.…
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Enjoy a Positive Dentist Appointment

10 Ways to Make Your Child’s Dentist Appointment a Positive Experience

Set your child up for a lifetime of great oral health. Going to the dentist can be a positive and warm experience for your child, but fear of the dentist is a common occurrence in adults and children alike. In a recent survey of school-aged children, researchers found that 23% of people either didn’t like…
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Sedation Dentistry for Kids

5 Facts about Sedation Dentistry for Kids

Sedation dentistry can improve your child’s experience at the dentist. Feeling nervous during dental appointments is a normal response for kids, especially younger children who are still very new to visiting the dentist. With the help of a parent and a caring pediatric dentist, most kids can work through their worries with time and exposure.…
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Middle Schooler Orthodontic Evaluation

Should My Middle Schooler Have an Orthodontic Evaluation?

It’s never too late for your child’s orthodontic evaluation. Did you know the American Association of Orthodontics recommends parents bring their kids in for an orthodontic evaluation as early as seven years of age? If this comes as a surprise, you’re not alone. Parents often wait until their child has lost most or all of…
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8 Ways to Help a Child Who’s Afraid of the Dentist

The dentist can be a fun, happy place. Seeing the dentist regularly will help you have a healthier, happier life. And there is no time in history where dental visits are more comfortable and convenient than they are today. However, studies show that more than half of adults are afraid of going to the dentist.…
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Dental Anxiety

How to Resolve Your Own Dental Anxiety to Help Both You and Your Child

Are you worried your dental anxiety will rub off on your child? One of the most rewarding aspects of parenthood is watching as our children grow and learn more about the world around them. Part of that unique experience is also seeing how our viewpoints on certain things can affect our children’s outlook. Unfortunately, that…
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Is it time for an orthodontic checkup?

Why Are Orthodontic Evaluations for Children So Important?

Every child can benefit from an orthodontic evaluation. If you’re a parent, you likely went to your first orthodontic consultation when you were about 13 years old, so orthodontic treatment probably isn’t on your radar as your child nears second grade. You might even think it sounds strange when their pediatric dentist mentions that your…
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Great kids' books about going to the dentist

The 10 Best Books to Read to Kids About Going to the Dentist

Transform your child’s dental appointments from scary to fun. If we’re honest, taking your child to the dentist can be a harrowing and exhausting experience for both you and your little one, especially if it’s their first visit. The unfamiliarity of the dental office can be overwhelming for your child when they don’t know what…
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Oral Health And Preventive Pediatric Dentistry

Everything You Need to Know About Preventive Pediatric Dentistry

You must take an active role in protecting your child’s oral health. Preventive pediatric dentistry aims to help your child develop healthy teeth and keep their teeth and gums healthy, preventing cavities and gum disease. While dentists can do a lot to help protect your child’s oral health, they don’t have contact with your child…
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A Parents’ Guide to Healthy Teeth for Kids

Healthy Kids, Healthy Teeth: A Parents’ Guide to Dentistry for Kids

Keep your kids’ teeth healthy with ease. It is a common misconception that children aren’t as susceptible to oral health problems. Parents often assume that since children will lose their baby teeth, there is no need to worry until adult teeth start appearing. However, tooth decay and cavities are common problems among children. These can…
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Child Need Pediatric Cosmetic Dentistry?

Why Would a Child Need Pediatric Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for adults. Did you know that cosmetic dentistry is an option for your child or teen? Cosmetic dentistry is a category of dental care that focuses mostly on improving the look of a patient’s smile. It is is very popular for adults, but many parents aren’t aware of how it can…
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Secret Life of a Molar

The Secret Life of a Molar

If your teeth could talk, what would they say? From your toes to your nose and your knees to your teeth, your body is extraordinary. If each part of your body could talk, what do you think they would say? Your toes might talk about the thrill of touching the grass, while your nose might…
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