Healthy Teeth

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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Thumbsucking - when it's ok and when it's not

Does Thumbsucking Affect Your Child’s Teeth?

What Every Parent Should Know About Thumbsucking It’s helpful for parents to remember that toddler thumbsucking is perfectly normal. Children pick up this habit while in the womb as a means of providing comfort and security. Part of the reason for this is that the sucking motion is a natural reflex in newborns that helps…
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Handy Home Remedies for Gingivitis in Kids

When you hear about gingivitis, you may imagine a dental condition that only impacts adults. But gingivitis in kids is more common than you might think. Thankfully, when kids visit the dentist regularly, you can catch gum disease early on and implement a treatment plan to reverse it. There are also home remedies that parents…
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Dental Sealants vs. Fillings for Cavities

Have you ever been to the dentist and been left scratching your head about what you heard? The chances are that this has happened to you, and one of the concepts that our patients have told us they have found confusing relates to fillings and sealants. So, we wanted to take some time to clear…
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