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4 Must-Know Tips For Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

February 26, 2021

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Child lying down on couch with thermometer in his mouth

When the temperature drops, cold and flu season isn’t far behind. While you may do everything possible to keep your little one healthy, this is the time of year when they are the most susceptible to coughing, sneezing, sore throats, and stuffy noses. Unfortunately, many of the sick day staples, like fizzy soda and cough syrup, wreak havoc on their oral health. To protect their teeth from decay and cavities, here are four tips from a pediatric dentist!

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Can Prolonged Thumb-Sucking Negatively Impact My Child’s Smile?

January 16, 2021

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a young child sucks its thumb while lying in bed

Does your child suck their thumb? This common habit is completely normal for infants and toddlers; however, allowing it to go on too long can lead to serious oral health problems that can negatively impact their smile. Although it may be hard to break them of this habit, it’s necessary if you want to avoid timely and costly procedures down the road. A pediatric dentist shares some of the most frequent problems that can develop as a result of thumb-sucking and what you can do to help your child stop.

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4 Ways You Can Take the Fear Out of Losing Baby Teeth

December 4, 2020

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a little boy smiling while holding a missing tooth in his left hand

Losing baby teeth is a natural part of childhood. For many kids, it is an exciting time, especially if they know the Tooth Fairy is planning to visit and will leave a special surprise under their pillow. But for others, the idea of their teeth falling out can be rather scary. As a parent, you can help them overcome this fear and instead, get them excited about this particular event. If you need some assistance, a pediatric dentist shares 4 things you can do to help your child confidently say “so long” to their baby teeth.

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Halloween Candy Do’s and Don’t’s

October 29, 2020

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This time of year, every kid is excited to dress up as their favorite character and collect buckets of candy. Whether that be a superhero, princess, witch or even a firefighter they all have one thing in common; all of their Halloween candy can lead to cavities.

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5 Questions to Ask at Your Child’s Back-to-School Dental Appointment

August 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — wilderness @ 6:19 pm
Pediatric dentist conducting dental examination

Summer is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner, which means back-to-school season is here! Between charging up laptops, purchasing school supplies, and preparing for the potential of distance learning, it’s safe to say that your schedule is jam-packed. So, it might be tempting to rush out of your child’s dental appointment as soon as you get the thumbs-up to do so. However, it is important to remember that you play a valuable role in your little one’s oral health. Therefore, make sure to ask your pediatric dentist the below five questions at their next appointment!

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