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Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry Blog

Home Care for Little Teeth

May 8, 2019

What should you be doing at home to keep your child’s teeth healthy?

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

Kids with toothbrushesThere’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. A successful home care routine is key in preventing tooth decay, which is one of the most common childhood diseases in the United States.  It’s also important to be sure you are using the correct type of toothbrush and toothpaste to ensure a successful home care routine.

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The Importance of Baby Teeth

September 19, 2018

“It’s just a baby tooth, it’s not important, right?”

Girl with missing tooth

Primary 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

Filed under: Uncategorized — wilderness @ 11:28 am

When do I schedule my child’s first dental visit? What can I expect at this appointment?

Girl giving a high fiveAs 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

SodaKeeping 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.

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Eruption Behind Baby Teeth

February 14, 2018

Filed under: Eruption,Oral Care,The Molar Express Blog — Tags: , — wilderness @ 12:26 pm

Help!  My kindergartner has teeth like a shark!

Girl in dental chairHave you ever had your child run up to you worried about a new tooth coming in behind his baby teeth? And after you take a peek you realize your child has a double row of teeth…like a shark!  If so, you’re not alone.  Yep, we call this condition “Shark Teeth” and it happens more often than you would think.

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