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When Should I Start Brushing and Flossing My Child’s Teeth?

January 10, 2022

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father and daughter brushing their teeth

The new year has arrived, and if you’re looking to make some changes over the next 12 months, there’s no better time than to start now. Apart from any resolutions you have set for yourself, you may be wondering how you can improve your children’s oral health, too. In this article, let a pediatric dentist explain when you should start brushing and flossing your child’s teeth to ensure tooth decay and cavities don’t make an appearance in 2022.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

December 3, 2021

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a young girl with a healthy smile

As temperatures drop, it can become harder to keep your child’s oral and overall health in tip-top shape. Cold and flu season often cause children to miss school and spend days laying on the couch coughing, sneezing, and feeling exhausted. While you work to help their body recover, it’s also important that you make sure their teeth and gums don’t fall victim to decay and disease. Here are four tips to remember that will ensure your child’s smile remains healthy even while they combat the cold or flu. 

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4 Tips to Enjoy a Cavity-Free, Healthy Thanksgiving This Year

November 9, 2021

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a table of Thanksgiving food

When it comes to the holidays, it can be hard to keep tiny fingers and mouths away from the deliciously sweet and delectable treats that are readily available. While you may set the rule of “no dessert until after dinner,” you may find your kids are sneaking a scoop of whip cream or one of grandma’s cookies when you’re not looking. To ensure you and your family enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving, here are four tips designed to help your child maintain cavity-free smiles throughout the holidays this year.

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Trick or Treat! 10 Halloween Candy Alternatives to Save Young Smiles

October 6, 2021

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kids with pumpkin buckets for trick-or-treating

It’s that time of year again when trick-or-treaters are preparing to come door-to-door to fill their buckets with sugary sweets. While plenty of bowls will be full of every kind of candy imaginable, you may be thinking about other options that offer fun and excitement without the potential for cavities. Here are 10 Halloween candy alternatives you don’t have to feel guilty about handing out and young costume-wearers will love.

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My Child Needs Dental X-Rays! Are They Safe?

September 10, 2021

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a child holding a tablet with her dental x-rays in Attleboro

If all dental problems existed above the gum line, there would be no need for dental X-rays; however, this is simply not the case. Too often, decay, damage, and infections occur in areas that cannot be seen by the naked eye. To see a complete view of a child’s oral cavity, special imaging equipment must be used. But is it safe? Will a child be exposed to high levels of radiation? Read on to hear from a pediatric dentist who explains why the dental X-rays used today are much safer when it comes to capturing your little one’s smile.

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4 Things Every Parent Should Know About Their Child’s Dental Health

August 5, 2021

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little girl smiling after seeing children’s dentist

You want to ensure the health and longevity of your child’s smile. You make sure brushing and flossing are part of their normal daily routine, and you remain diligent in offering healthier snacks as opposed to those full of sugars and starches. But do you know everything there is about keeping your little one’s teeth and gums as healthy as possible? A pediatric dentist who offers children’s dentistry is here to share 4 facts about your child’s dental health that will make a difference in how you help them care for their pearly whites in the future.

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How to Safely Pull Your Kid’s Loose Baby Teeth

July 19, 2021

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child smiling with lost baby teeth

If your little one is like most kids, they can’t wait to reach that next big milestone. They want to grow up and feel like a big kid as soon as possible. So it’s no surprise when your child wants to start losing teeth like their classmates. But does that mean you should pull their tooth right when it becomes loose? How long should you wait? Is there a safe way to remove a baby tooth? Read on to find out!

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Teething Baby? 4 Ways to Help Them Achieve Better Sleep

June 3, 2021

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a baby lying in bed holding a teddy bear and teething in Hinsdale

As a parent, you might agree that teething can be an extremely difficult time for everyone in your home. Not only is your baby unhappy and uncomfortable because of the pain, but you are likely lacking the necessary sleep in an attempt to soothe and calm your little one. Because this time frame can last anywhere from 6 months to 3 years, you may be desperate for effective solutions. Fortunately, your child’s pediatric dentist is here to offer beneficial tips that will help your baby achieve relief from the pain and better sleep.

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3 Facts About Nursing That Can Benefit Your Child’s Oral Health

May 6, 2021

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a mother nursing her baby while sitting in a rocking chair

Do you have a baby at home? Are you choosing to breastfeed at this time? You may not realize it, but the decision to nurse your baby offers great benefits to their oral health. Although not all mothers opt to take this road when welcoming a child into the world, there are interesting facts that come with feeding your child naturally. In this article, your child’s pediatric dentist will discuss the link between nursing and oral health and the impact it can have on the future of their smile.

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Why Facial Protection is Necessary to Keep Smiles Safe

April 4, 2021

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a young boy wearing football gear and preparing to insert a customized mouthguard to protect his teeth and gums

Did you know that April is National Facial Protection Month? With temperatures rising and children spending more of their time playing outside, you will want to take extra steps to keep them safe from more than just allergies. Whether they are riding bikes or engaging in sports, dental injuries can turn any beautiful day into one filled with panic and uncertainty. Fortunately, your child’s pediatric dentist is here to share what steps you can take as a parent to better protect their face and smile. Read on to learn more about the benefits of facial protection and customized mouthguards.

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