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Which Foods Can Improve My Child’s Oral Health?

November 5, 2022

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little girl smiling

Making sure your children’s oral health is in good shape takes time, money, and effort. Remembering to take them to the dentist’s office for regular checkups and cleanings as well as making sure they practice good oral hygiene at home and wear proper mouth protection while playing sports is a big responsibility for a parent. But what if there were certain foods you could incorporate into their diets that are designed to not only benefit their overall health but also their teeth and gums? A local pediatric dentist is here to share which foods provide the valuable vitamins and nutrients your children need to maintain healthy smiles.

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Halloween Candy: The Best & The Worst

October 3, 2022

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kids with Halloween candy

It’s no secret that kids love candy. Whether it is chocolate, sour, or fruity, Halloween tends to be one of the most exciting because of the endless treats filling buckets and bags. As a parent, you naturally want to limit how much they consume in one evening. But it’s not just how much they eat in one sitting that you should be concerned about. Before letting your little one dive in, consider how you can help them avoid cavities after Halloween by reviewing the list of the best and worst candies this year.

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School Lunches: Which Foods Are Best For Avoiding Cavities?

September 2, 2022

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a child’s school lunch

When it comes to packing your child’s school lunches, you may be reaching for what you think is healthy. Or you may be hurriedly throwing items into a bag in the hopes that you simply get them to school on time with something (anything) to eat. It’s also possible that your child tends to buy their meals at school. No matter how it happens, the foods your child ingests not only impact their overall health but also their smiles. If you want to minimize the potential for cavities throughout the year, read on to learn which items they should be eating to keep their teeth free of decay.

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4 Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies When Heading Back to School

August 3, 2022

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boy wearing a backpack

The start of a new school year is right around the corner. While kids are trying to spend every last minute soaking up what is left of summer, parents are making sure they have everything they need to enter the classroom fully prepared. From backpacks and lunchboxes to new clothes and haircuts, parents may be forgetting one thing that will help to ensure their child’s success – their smile. To help children prevent dental emergencies when starting back to school, here are four tips to keep in mind.

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Gum Disease & Growing Smiles: Can It Be Prevented?

July 6, 2022

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a young boy with a healthy smile

It is believed half of the adults living in the United States have some form of gum disease. While this number is in the millions, individuals may not realize that children, too, can develop this oral health problem, largely increasing the number of cases across the country. But is it preventable in young smiles? Can parents and kids take proactive steps to reduce the likelihood of infection? A pediatric dentist explains the reality of this disease and what parents can do to ensure their child’s smile is better protected.

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3 Tips to Help Your Child Floss

June 8, 2022

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mother and daughter flossing teeth

Teaching your child about flossing shouldn’t be a difficult task. Unfortunately, for many parents, it is often challenging and causes some kids to forgo this important oral hygiene habit altogether. To ensure your little one remains cavity-free, here are three tips to help them embrace the art of flossing.

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Is Swimming Harmful to My Child’s Teeth?

May 6, 2022

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two kids swimming in a pool

Summer is quickly approaching, and as the temperatures rise, more and more parents and their children will take to swimming pools to cool off. Although fun and enjoyable for people of all ages, you may not realize that chlorine can become problematic for oral health. So, is swimming bad for your child’s teeth? Here are four potential risks to your little one’s smile and what you can do to protect it.

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Why and How to Praise Your Child for Brushing Their Teeth

April 6, 2022

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Dad praising young daughter for brushing her teeth

Praise is a powerful training tool for children. When it is properly delivered, it can help little ones to grow in self-confidence and develop good habits and qualities. The power of praise even extends to children’s dental health. Let’s talk about why and how you should commend your child for brushing their teeth.

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4 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Dentist About Dental Sealants

March 12, 2022

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dentist discussing dental sealants

During your child’s regular checkup, their dentist might mention the idea of placing dental sealants on their back molars and premolars for added protection against cavities. This new terminology may be unfamiliar to you as you contemplate whether it is a good idea to go ahead with the recommended treatment. Before you decide, here are four questions to ask your child’s pediatric dentist when discussing dental sealants.

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3 Ways to Keep Young Teeth Looking Good During National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 10, 2022

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little girl pretending to brush teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and dentists throughout the United States are working hard to emphasize the importance of good at-home oral hygiene routines. To keep young smiles from developing tooth decay, cavities, and even gum disease, it’s imperative that parents be proactive in helping their children take better care of their teeth and gums. This is why a pediatric dentist is here to provide three useful tips you can use at home to keep your child’s teeth and gums looking and feeling their best.

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