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The Importance of Baby Teeth

Did you know that dental care begins before a baby’s first tooth appears? Just because you can’t see the teeth does not mean they are not there. Baby teeth are very important to your child’s health and development because the teeth help a child to chew, speak and have a pretty smile. The baby teeth also hold the space in the jaw for permanent teeth that are growing under the …Read More

Benefits of Space Maintainers for Children

Has your child lost a baby tooth early due to dental decay? Has your child’s dentist recommended getting a space maintainer? What is a space maintainer? A space maintainer is a dental appliance that dentists or orthodontists can make for their patients. For children, the space maintainer is a common appliance that is made when a baby tooth is extracted due to dental decay. The space maintainer preserves the space …Read More

Tooth Brushing for Kids

Did you know that parents should start brushing their children’s teeth as soon as the first tooth comes in? It’s a great way to teach children the importance of good oral health, and it helps to ensure children will have a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles But as children get older and start brushing their teeth on their own, getting them to brush twice each day may take some creative …Read More

Don’t Delay Treatment for Dental Disease

Does your child need dental work? Are you scared, unsure or nervous about the dental work your child needs? Visiting the dentist can be overwhelming for you and your child, especially if your child has dental disease such as caries, cavities or other disease. But you shouldn’t wait to get the work completed. Dental disease only gets worse over time. When your child has active dental issues, the dentist may …Read More

Dental Sealants Help Keep Out Decay

Even with the best of intentions, it is not always easy getting your child to brush twice each day and floss daily. That is why dental sealants are so important in helping your child achieve a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles. What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are usually placed on the chewing surface of the permanent back teeth, which are the molars and premolars. Dental …Read More

Flossing and Its Many Benefits

Do you want to help your child have a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums? Make sure he knows how to floss and he completes the task every day. Introducing floss to children at an early age is very beneficial.  The younger they are introduced to floss, the more likely they are to establish flossing as part of their everyday routine. Flossing is very important since it targets the areas …Read More

Your Child’s Dental Visit – What to Expect and Why You Should Go

Dental care is an important part of your child’s overall health care. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than his/her first birthday in order to prevent dental problems. Most parents know the importance of dental care but often wonder what to expect when taking their child to the dentist for the first time. …Read More

3 Easy Steps for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Did you know that more than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related problems? Parents and caregivers can help prevent lost school days by teaching their children to follow the 2-2-2 rule. The 2-2-2 rule is easy to follow and includes three simple steps: Visit the dentist two times each year. Brush and floss your teeth two times each day. Brush your teeth for two whole …Read More

First Aid for Dental Emergencies

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek Apply ice to bruised areas. If there is bleeding apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take the child to a hospital emergency room. Knocked Out Permanent Tooth Find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the top (crown), not the root portion. You …Read More

Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Did you know that six out of 10 children in the U.S. will have one or more cavities by the time they are 5 years old? And the most dangerous form of decay will come from the most unlikely source – the baby bottle! This type of decay is known as baby bottle tooth decay or bottle rot. Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when parents or caregivers give children excessive milk …Read More