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February 17, 2021

It’s no surprise that a trip to the dentist may make your child a bit anxious. Many parents say their child is “terrified” of the dentist; others say their child won’t open their mouth at the dentist, and some even say their kids scream at the dentist! Surprisingly, these are all natural and predictable responses….
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All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth!

December 21, 2020

For many people, one of the best things about the holiday season is hearing familiar, cheerful songs playing everywhere you go. Among those Christmas favorites is a tune that puts a different spin on a kid’s wish list. Everybody knows “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth,” which was first recorded by…
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My child has canker sores! How can I help?

December 17, 2020

According to the American Association of Pediatric Density, roughly one in five children suffers from canker sores. Canker sores are small sores that appear inside the cheeks, on the lips, on the surface of the gums, and under the tongue. Even though, canker sores are not contagious, they do tend to run in families. There…
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A History of Thanksgiving

November 24, 2020

Thanksgiving is a great occasion; one we look forward to at our office–although this year probably looks quite a bit different for many. It’s a time to be with loved ones if possible (wearing a mask), give thanks, indulge in over-the-top dining, and best of all, welcome the start of the holiday season. Unlike most…
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Proper Brushing Techniques

October 29, 2020

Brushing your teeth properly removes the food particles and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. However, you do not want to scrub your teeth or gums heavily. A heavy hand can lead to tooth and gum erosion, as our staff sees all too often. You should also use a soft bristle…
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Should Children Use Whitening Products?

October 1, 2020

As adults, we often wish our teeth could be as white as they were when we were small children. Baby teeth have thinner and whiter enamel than adult teeth, and those brilliant smiles are a result! But occasionally, you may be surprised to discover some staining or discoloration on those lovely first teeth. You might…
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Which type of mouthwash is best?

September 17, 2020

Taking care of your oral health involves a daily regimen of brushing, flossing, and rinsing to prevent tooth decay and bacterial infections. Though you may have asked us which toothbrush to use, few patients ask about mouthwash. However, different mouthwashes you might choose will have varying effects on your oral health. So which type is…
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Can my child really avoid tooth decay?

August 31, 2020

Great question! Yes, in fact, tooth decay is preventable! Decay, which is caused by sugars left in your child’s mouth, can turn into an acid, which in turn can break down his or her teeth. Children are at high risk for tooth decay for a simple reason: many children and adolescents tend to be lax…
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