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What is a pulpectomy?

June 20, 2022

Used in cases of severe decay or trauma to the tooth, a pulpectomy is a procedure to remove all the pulp from the crown and roots of a tooth. Pulp is the soft material inside the tooth which contains the nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. WHEN IS A PULPECTOMY NECESSARY? If a baby tooth,…
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What to do with a Loose Tooth

May 4, 2022

Children have 20 baby (primary) teeth – 10 on the top and 10 on the bottom. These teeth act as placeholders for the adult teeth that take their place after the baby teeth fall out. Most children begin to lose their baby teeth at about six years old, and this process continues into their early…
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Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Use

April 5, 2022

Did you know it is completely normal for babies and young children to suck their thumb, fingers, or pacifier? Sucking is a natural reflex that provides security  and is a way for young babies to learn about their world. Some babies even begin sucking on their fingers before they are born! When should children stop…
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Vitamins and Minerals for Cavity Prevention

March 14, 2022

We all know that brushing and flossing are essential for our children’s overall oral health and the type of food and liquids they consume daily can have long-term effects. Consuming a balanced diet of foods rich in vitamins and minerals will help ensure your little ones will have healthy teeth and gums to last a…
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Tips and “Tricks” for Halloween

October 18, 2021

All kids want to get loads of Halloween candy when out trick-or-treating but, as a parent, you know that eating too much candy is not good for your child. Dr. Banks and other pediatric dentists believe Halloween is a good time to teach kids good oral health habits without depriving them of their Halloween goodies….
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Six Quick Facts about your Kiddo’s Teeth

September 14, 2021

At Kitsap Kid’s Dentistry, we believe a lifetime of smiles and good oral hygiene should begin even before the eruption of the first primary tooth. Here are six children’s oral health facts that may be new to you: The 2-2-2 Rule Is A Simple Way To Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy. Children should visit a…
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Common Questions for Pediatric Dentists

August 12, 2021

What constitutes a “healthy, balanced diet” for my child? A healthy, balanced diet contains all the nutrients your child needs to grow. Your child’s diet should include one serving each of fruits and vegetables, breads and cereals, milk and dairy products, and meat, fish and eggs per day. Make sure your child limits snacking in…
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Serving Snacks: Your Best Summertime Bets

July 14, 2021

Serve the Right Kind of Crunch Potato chips are standard party fare but they may bring unwanted guests into your mouth! Chewed-up chips often settle in the pits of your teeth, giving cavity-causing bacteria the chance to make a meal from your teeth. Yuck! Instead, put apples and pears on your fruit platter and stock…
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