Archive | Children’s Dentistry

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7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health

Ways to Protect Teeth & Overall Health Take these seven steps to achieve greater safety and fend off some of the most common childhood mishaps! Prevent decay with fluoride. If your family drinks only bottled or filtered water, you may be getting less fluoride than the recommended amount; ask about fluoridation treatments! Mouthguards for athletes. […]

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Choosing A Musical Instrument

Especially for Children, Musical Instruments Can Impact Teeth! Playing a musical instrument can be a great hobby. It requires discipline and practice to master and can be an endless source of relaxation and joy. (For both the musician and audience as well.) But, especially for growing children, certain musical instruments can leave the whole mouth […]

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Baby Teeth—Take Them Seriously

You probably know that it’s important to take care of a child’s baby teeth, but do you understand why? It’s a common question that patients have. “Why worry about a baby tooth if it’s eventually going to fall out?” Well, for starters, baby teeth are around a little longer than you might think. Incisors (front […]

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Dental Mouthguards

“Guard” Your Teenager

Against Tooth Damage Let’s face it; kids, sports, and the typical teenage sense of invulnerability make a pretty risky combination. Once a tooth is cracked, broken—or worse, knocked out—there’s no going back. It’s for keeps. If your child is involved in any sports activity (even a pickup basketball game) a well-fitting mouthguard is the least […]

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Baby Boy Chewing on Crib

Your Child’s Dental Safety

Child Safety is No Accident From their first crawl, children are prone to accidents. Dental injuries may be more common during those early adventuresome years, but the risk to teeth doesn’t diminish as children grow older. The best way to avoid dental injuries is to anticipate them and take precautions. Here are some guidelines that […]

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Children's Periodontal Health

Kids Can Get Gum Disease Too

It would be comforting to think that gum disease only affected adults, but adolescents and even pre-adolescents are at risk as well. In fact, the condition is so common among teenagers that we call it Localized Juvenile Periodontitis (LJP). What causes gum disease and Localized Juvenile Periodontitis? We usually think of periodontal disease as a […]

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Young Boy Sucking His Thumb

The Battle of the Thumb

What’s Wrong with Sucking Your Thumb? Most parents of preschoolers are engaged in the “battle of the thumb.” The thumb usually wins hands down. Continuous pressure on teeth from sucking can affect bone growth or even change the shape of the roof of the mouth. Upper teeth are sometimes pushed out while bottom teeth are […]

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Your Kids & Their Teeth

As modern dentistry continues to improve, children can expect entirely different dental experiences than Mom and Dad remember from childhood. Fluorides and sealants have virtually eliminated rampant decay problems. For kids nowadays, dental care is be a piece of cake. Baby teeth do grown-up duty Primary teeth work hard. Those 20 teeth pave the way […]

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