Healthy Teeth

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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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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Healthy foods for healthy teeth

Foods that Build Strong Teeth and a Healthy Mouth

The health of your teeth is dependent on nutrient-rich foods. Brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly are necessary for strong, healthy teeth.  Vitamins and minerals are also essential. Each one has an important job when it comes to the health of your teeth.  Calcium For Healthy Teeth Did you know that the outer layer of…
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Dental cleanings for children are important

5 Reasons Children Need Regular Dental Cleanings

Why Six-Month Hygiene Visits Are Important, Even For Kids Just like adults, kids should visit their pediatric dentist every six months for a hygiene visit. Dental cleanings for children typically involve a basic examination, X-rays if needed, and a regular cleaning with an experienced dental hygienist.  Skipping hygiene visits isn’t recommended for a number of…
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Keep dental plaque at bay

Dental Plaque: The Monster in Your Mouth

You can defeat dental plaque! Have you ever run your tongue over your teeth and found that they feel like a fuzzy monster? If so, what you are feeling is dental plaque. Don’t worry if you have some plaque because everyone has to deal with it sometimes. But when that fuzzy plaque turns into bad…
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Take care of those baby teeth

Yes, Even Baby Teeth Need Treatment

It’s easy to think that since babies grow up and eventually lose their primary teeth, that those baby teeth don’t need dental treatment. But, the truth is that baby teeth need treatment too. Without the proper dental care, your baby or toddler can develop a cavity in those little teeth, leading to toothache or other…
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Busting the baby teeth myths

5 Baby Teeth Myths You Shouldn’t Fall For

There are so many things for new parents to pay attention to when caring for their babies or toddlers. And it seems that these little ones don’t come with an instruction or care manual. That can leave many parents scratching their heads, wondering what to do to help their children grow into strong, healthy, and…
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What to do if you child has crooked teeth

How to Fix Your Kid’s Crooked Teeth

Are your child’s permanent teeth coming in crooked? It’s perfectly natural for you to be a little concerned about the way your child’s permanent teeth are growing, particularly if they’re coming in crooked. You know the importance of a healthy, beautiful smile, and you’d love your child to enjoy all its benefits. What parent wouldn’t?…
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