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Does my child need a crown

Your Child Can Be Smiling Bigger and Brighter After a Crown

Seeing our children laugh and smile is one of the greatest joys of being a parent. A big smile and a belly laugh are excellent indicators of your child’s disposition and overall health. But sometimes, a toothache can jeopardize that smile. Your child may be experiencing pain or discomfort related to tooth decay. And older…
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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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Cosmetic dentistry for confident kids

Give Your Child the Confidence They Crave With Cosmetic Dentistry for Kids

Why consider cosmetic dentistry for kids? When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, most people think it’s just for adults. After all, dental veneers, tooth whitening, enamel bonding, and Invisalign are most often seen in adults. But there are situations where cosmetic dentistry for kids can serve an important function. And for parents who want their…
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Orthodontics can prevent a host of issues

How Orthodontics Offers More Than a Straight Smile

Is orthodontic treatment important for every child? “Does my child need braces?” is one of the most common orthodontics related question parents ask their pediatric dental specialists. One of the greatest things about pediatric dentists is that they have the opportunity to monitor children’s dental development each year and watch them grow up. So you…
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Early orthodontic treatment is not just about crooked teeth

Key Benefits to Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment will set your child up for success. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all kids see an orthodontist before they turn seven years old. By age seven, kids have a mix of baby and adult teeth, which helps the orthodontist catch problems early on. Crowded teeth, trouble breathing through the nose,…
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Prevent orthodontic issues with an early evaluation

8 Ways You Can Prevent Serious Orthodontic Issues for Your Child

Early intervention can reduce the risk of your child needing intensive orthodontic treatment. Did you know that you can potentially prevent your child from needing braces and other orthodontic issues? Diet, oral hygiene, and oral-related habits are all factors that influence your child’s tooth alignment. Even if your family has a history of needing braces,…
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Plan some fun activities with your kids

10 Fun Things to Do With the Kids

Break out of your weekend routine with fresh ideas. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief when the weekend rolls around; even if you love your job, it’s nice to get a bit of a break. Whether you fill your weekend with errands or relaxing, it’s always a good idea to set aside a few hours…
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Braces may cause your child pain but you can relieve it

Cure Braces Pain: 5 Easy Tips for Parents

How you can help your child feel comfortable and confident during their journey with braces. Braces are a big milestone for kids and their parents. As a parent, you view your child’s braces as an investment towards their future. A great smile and optimal oral health mean more confidence and success in college, careers, and…
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Facts about molars for your kids

Dear Dental Diary: When Do Molars Fall Out?

Molars on the Move It’s perfectly natural for teeth and molars to fall out as a child grows up. Our baby teeth eventually need to make room for adult teeth so they can come in bigger and stronger. However, many people don’t know when baby molars fall out, how they fall out, and what happens…
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Importance of a healthy body image

Defining Beautiful: Developing a Healthy Body Image

A healthy body image is critical for self-esteem and development. In today’s digital era, social media has become a key source of daily news and information. Related to that, today’s teens, especially teenage girls, often rely on social media, specifically Instagram and YouTube beauty influencers, to keep up with the trends. There have been numerous…
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