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Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry Blog

Should You Pull Out Your Child’s Decayed Baby Tooth?

October 14, 2019

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kid with string tied around tooth

Here’s a not-so-fun fact: almost 30 percent of kids two to five years old already have cavities in their primary, or baby, teeth. That number actually increases to more than 50 percent for children between the ages of six and eleven. Because your child’s baby teeth are just going to fall out anyway, you may be tempted to just have their pediatric dentist extract a decayed one. However, there are a few reasons why you shouldn’t do that. Read on as we go into a little more detail about these reasons.

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Combatting Cavities in Children

September 10, 2019

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child brushing their teeth in a dentist's office

As a parent, there’s nothing you want more than for your child than for them to be healthy and happy. Unfortunately, there are some situations that can simply be out of your control. Cavities in children are one of the most common oral health problems. In fact, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, about one in two children from the ages of six to 11 have cavities. If your child is being affected by tooth decay, it may be a good time to reconsider their oral hygiene routine and try new ways of teaching them how to care for their teeth. Here are a few actions you can take to make sure your child has a beautiful and healthy smile as an adult.

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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…)

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