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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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More COVID Precautions at Kitsap Kid’s Dentistry

August 24, 2020

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind these days, particularly parents whose primary concern is their children’s well-being. And while infection control has always been a top priority for dental offices, those protocols have become even more strict since the pandemic began. At Kitsap Kid’s Dentistry, we prepare for appointments to ensure that kids…
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Getting to the Bottom of Chewing Gum Myths

July 21, 2020

It’s a moment many of our patients have experienced. One second you’re chewing on a piece of gum, then suddenly you forget to keep chewing and swallow the entire rubbery gob whole! It’s at this point you remember your mother warning you as a child that if you swallow gum it will stake a claim…
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A Complete Guide to Minimally Invasive Dentistry in 2020

July 15, 2020

We’re fortunate to live in an age of booming technology and medical advancements. With the constant influx of research, however, it can be overwhelming to stay up to date with the latest best practices, especially true when it comes to dental care. The traditional restorative care you likely grew up with (i.e., a lot of…
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Summer Treats for Healthy Teeth

June 26, 2020

School’s out for the summer. While most children have been home for months now, it’s officially summer vacation. And you want to keep their vacation happy, relaxing, and fun—without letting them spend those summer months cooling off with sugary treats. What are some of your options for healthy hot weather snacks? Naturally Sweet Treats Keep…
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I brush my teeth regularly. Why do I need to floss?

May 28, 2020

Brushing your teeth regularly is one of the most crucial parts of maintaining good oral health, and perhaps the most fundamental, however, there are also other elements involved. Flossing, for instance, is also vital; some experts would say, and our team would agree, that it holds just as much importance as brushing your teeth. To…
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Smile! It’s Time for Arts & Crafts!

May 7, 2020

If you have a child who loves arts and crafts, try some of these creative projects with a dental twist. One of these activities is sure to give your child something to smile about! Toothbrush Art Why throw away that used toothbrush when you can help your young child make art with it? Give it…
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Caring for your Child’s Teeth during a Pandemic

May 4, 2020

There have been so many changes in all of our lives recently but one thing that has really helped me hold it together has been sticking to some of my regular routines. Cooking at mealtimes, reading before bed, washing sheets and towels on the weekends, and, of course, brushing and flossing each day. All this…
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