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Around the Globe: 5 Tooth Fairy Myths to Share with Your Little One

April 30, 2024

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Child holding baby tooth and smiling

Growing up, you may remember putting your tooth under your pillow and waking up to some money or a small gift. This makes the experience of losing teeth more fun than scary, which is why this tradition has continued for all of these years. If you have a little one now whose teeth are starting to wiggle, then consider sharing what they can expect as well as some tooth fairy myths from around the world!


Do Baby Teeth Really Need Fillings?

April 22, 2024

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Happy young child in dental treatment chair

If your child has been complaining lately about dental sensitivity, or you have noticed a small hole or dark spot on one of their teeth, they may have a cavity. At first, you might be tempted to dismiss it as a minor issue. After all, baby teeth are going to fall out anyway, so you could reason that they do not need fillings. However, that type of thinking is dangerous. All cavities, including those in baby teeth, should be evaluated by a qualified dentist. This blog post explains why. It also touches on possible treatment options.


A Closer Look at How Lip and Tongue Ties Affect Toddlers

March 2, 2024

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a closeup of a toddler smiling

Parenting is filled with all sorts of surprises, and sometimes they come in the form of unexpected and inconspicuous challenges, such as lip and tongue ties. Although these conditions can seem minor, they can have a significant impact on a child’s development and well-being. This means that if your toddler has one (or both) of these conditions, you shouldn’t hesitate to seek professional treatment! Continue reading below to learn a little more about lip and tongue ties and why it’s always going to be in your child’s best interest to have them corrected.


A Closer Look at the Link Between Lip Ties, Tongue Ties, and Colic

January 3, 2024

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a parent comforting her crying baby

As a new parent, you’ll be tasked with all sorts of new duties and responsibilities to ensure the well-being of your infant 24/7. One big part of this includes resolving the problems that cause your little one to cry—but sometimes the cause of this excessive crying, also known as colic, isn’t obvious. Continue reading below to learn more about colic and how it’s sometimes linked to tongue and lip ties, along with how professional treatment can help.


Is There Any Reason to Wear Braces a Second Time?

December 2, 2023

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a child with braces smiling

Braces are one of the most iconic dental treatments around—many generations of children and adult patients have turned toward this tried-and-true treatment to achieve healthier and straighter smiles. But in some instances, even after wearing braces, teeth stubbornly revert back to their original, misaligned positions. When this happens, is a second round of braces able to help? Continue reading to learn more about reasons why a patient might need to wear braces twice, along with some of the advantages offered by the treatment.


4 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Braces

October 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplypedo @ 11:28 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplypedo @ 8:05 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — simplypedo @ 8:11 pm
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.  

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