Healthy Teeth

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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Subtle Ways to Kick Your Kid’s Sugar Cravings With Healthier Eating Habits This Year

7 Ways to Curb Your Child’s Sweet Tooth Cravings and Build Better Eating Habits Sugar addiction is a big problem for many parents and their children. Trying to break unhealthy eating habits and curbing cravings for sweets can feel like a battle, but the reward is a happy child with a healthier body, brain, and…
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Early orthodontic treatment is better for your child

Why Orthodontic Prep Work Saves Your Child Some Pain

Early orthodontic evaluation helps your kids’ dentist better treat certain dental problems. If you have a young child between the ages of six and eight, your family dentist or pediatric dentist has likely spoken with you about the need for your child to have an early orthodontic evaluation. This is a natural step and is…
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Is teeth whitening safe for my child

Is Professional Whitening Safe for Your Kid’s Teeth?

Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids? As we get older, our teeth start to yellow. And though tooth discoloration isn’t usually noticeable until adulthood, it can affect kids too. Excessive consumption of dark-colored soda and sugary candy is one of the most common contributors to tooth discoloration, but family genetics can also play a role.…
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