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4 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Braces

October 1, 2023

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a patient with braces showing off their smile

Braces have been a trusted, reliable method for straightening teeth and creating beautiful smiles for decades—and they likely aren’t going anywhere anytime soon! While many patients these days are quite familiar with their purpose, there are many fascinating and lesser-known facts about these nifty metal appliances that might seem surprising. Continue reading to learn a little more about metal braces so that when the time comes, you can commit to orthodontic treatment with the utmost confidence!


Can Pacifiers Harm My Child’s Growing Teeth?

August 3, 2023

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a child sucking on a pacifier

At the turn of the 20th century, the pacifier came along—and this device has garnered quite a reputation for being a lifesaver for parents struggling to soothe their fussy babies! However, did you know that despite their inherent usefulness, pacifiers have the potential to negatively impact dental development? Here’s more from your trusted pediatric dentist about this curious connection along with some ways to safely break the habit and ensure that your little one’s teeth come in correctly.


Why Your Child Needs to Wear a Mouthguard During Sports

June 22, 2023

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Child smiling while holding soccer ball in red and white jersey

As a parent, you know why wearing a mouthguard is important for your little athlete. However, you may be struggling with how to best explain it, especially if they aren’t fond of the idea. Whether your child participates in soccer, karate, football, or something similar, then here’s why they need to wear a mouthguard during sports.


How Dental Sedation Can Assist Children with Special Needs

April 2, 2023

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a child attending their dental appointment

If your child has special needs, you’re likely very aware of all the potential health complications you must protect them from—and many of these issues can stem from a lack of oral hygiene or professional dental care! This means that you need to be taking your child to their dentist regularly; however, you might have concerns about the level of care they’re able to receive, given their circumstances. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is able to allow dentists to easily provide an outstanding level of care for all patients, regardless of their needs. Keep reading to learn more!


What Should I Do If My Child Has Sensitive Teeth?

February 2, 2023

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a child frowning because of tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is something that most of us deal with at some point throughout our lives—and it can happen for a variety of reasons and affect smiles of all sizes, shapes and ages! That said, if your child is dealing with oral sensitivity, you might be wondering what the cause of the issue is and how it can be effectively handled. By understanding tooth sensitivity, it becomes easier to prevent and treat! Here’s more from your pediatric dentist about some of the common causes of tooth sensitivity in children and how the issue is generally treated.  


A Quick Look at How Fluoride Impacts Your Child’s Teeth

December 15, 2022

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Pediatric dentist conducting fluoride treatment for young girl

At your child’s biannual visit to the dentist, you know to expect the examination and cleaning. While these are two essential components of preventive care, there are other measures their dental team may take to protect their teeth from decay, like fluoride treatments. To learn more about how fluoride affects your child’s teeth, keep reading!


How Your Oral Health During Pregnancy Affects Your Baby

October 22, 2022

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Pregnant woman brushing to maintain optimal oral health

If you have a little one on the way, congratulations! During this exciting time, you probably already know that it’s of upmost importance to take care of yourself for the good of your baby’s development. While you’re probably doing everything you can to eat well and exercise, are you taking care of your oral health? Making sure your teeth and gums are healthy throughout your pregnancy is an important part of caring for your infant while they’re in the womb. Read on to find out how and why your oral health during pregnancy matters!


5 Common Oral Health Problems For Children Who Have Special Needs

September 23, 2022

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Mother and daughter hugging and smiling in apartment

Your child’s teeth do so much more than complete their smile; they also help them chew and speak! So, you can see why it’s so important to care for them properly. Unfortunately, your little one may be vulnerable to decay, infection, and other dental concerns if they have a mental or physical disability. The good news is that awareness is the first step toward a healthier smile. To learn five common oral health problems for children with special needs (as well as a few tips for keeping their teeth and gums healthy), keep reading.


3 Reasons Your Teen Should Visit a Pediatric Dentist

August 16, 2022

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Teenage girl smiling at school

With each birthday, your teen may be distancing themselves more and more from anything “kiddish.” Their once colorful and toy-filled room may begin to transition into a space filled with movie and band posters. They may even want to visit a general dentist instead of a pediatric dentist. Before you accommodate their request, there are a few things you should consider. To learn what they are, read  on!


The Ultimate Guide to Summer Foods with Braces

July 6, 2022

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Aerial view of summer foods

Ice cream, popcorn, corn on the cob, fresh fruit… these are just a few summer foods that are often included at pool parties, family barbeques, and at-home movie nights. Sadly, your braces don’t love these treats as much as your tastebuds do. In fact, hard, crunchy, and sticky foods can increase your chances of experiencing an orthodontic emergency! Don’t worry – there are plenty of options that are delicious and braces-friendly. To learn what they are, read on.

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