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Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry Blog

Infant Oral Care: Are Your Baby’s Teeth Growing in As They Should?

July 23, 2019

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infant sitting and smiling

As a parent, there’s nothing more important to you than your child growing up to be happy and healthy. Before your little one even has visible teeth, there are still ways you can optimize infant oral care to prevent future problems. Plus, the earlier you emphasize oral hygiene habits, the more likely they’ll be to continue practicing those as they get older. Read on to learn whether or not your child’s baby teeth are growing in on schedule, and tips on taking care of their small mouths.

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Home Care for Little Teeth

May 8, 2019

ToothbrushWe answer the most important questions parents have when it comes to brushing, flossing, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

There’s a wide variety of dental products available and choosing which are best for your child is an important first step in creating a healthy smile.

 

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The Importance of Baby Teeth

September 19, 2018

InfantPrimary or “baby” teeth are the first set of teeth we have as humans. Baby teeth are eventually replaced with permanent or “adult” teeth.  We only have this first set of teeth for a short time. So they are not as important, right? WRONG! They have many other functions beyond just looking cute! (more…)

First Dental Visit

July 9, 2018

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Dentist with patientsAs soon as your child’s first tooth appears, schedule their first dental appointment. Treat the first visit as you would a well-baby check-up with the child’s pediatrician. It is a good idea to have the first dental visit within six months after the first tooth appears, but no later than your child’s first birthday. It’s best to meet Dr. Marty when your child is having no dental problems- don’t wait until an emergency arises.

 

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Rethink Your Drink

May 9, 2018

Girl with juiceKeeping sugary drinks away from your kids is tough.  Try telling a 3-year old who is throwing a fit and lying boneless on the floor that they can’t have a juice box.   It’s tough to stick with but it’s so worth it.  That fun little juice box is probably filled with 6 teaspoons of sugar. Many times kids come into our office with multiple areas of decay, and after delving into the cause, often it comes down to drinking too much juice or other sugary beverages. (more…)

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