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An Ultimate Guide to Baby Teeth Coming In & Falling Out

August 31, 2021

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Closeup of child with baby teeth smiling

As a new parent, you likely have a thousand questions on your mind, from what sleep schedule is best to how your baby’s bottles and pacifiers should be cleaned. After all, you want to keep your little one as happy and healthy as possible! That’s why implementing a solid oral hygiene routine is important, from their first gummy grin to their smile in their senior photos. With this in mind, keep reading for a guide to how baby teeth typically come in and fall out.

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4 Fun Facts About Breastfeeding & Oral Health

July 30, 2021

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Smiling mom holding up baby

Breast milk comes with a seemingly endless number of benefits. In addition to providing your baby with antibodies that can help them fight off viruses and bacteria, breastfeeding helps with the development of your little one’s smile! Keep reading for four interesting facts about nursing and oral health!

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Can I Play Sports If I Have Braces or Invisalign?

June 17, 2021

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girl with tennis racket playing sports with braces

Whether you’re getting braces or Invisalign, an orthodontic treatment is bound to cause some changes in your day-to-day life. Among all of them, many patients wonder if they can still play sports. Thankfully, straightening your smile shouldn’t get in the way of enjoying your favorite activities! However, you will need to take some precautions to keep your treatment on track and your teeth safe. Here’s everything you need to know about playing sports with braces or Invisalign.

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5 Things to Do If You’re Feeling Guilty About Your Child’s Cavities

May 18, 2021

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Young boy with toothache because of cavities

Did you know that tooth decay is the number one most common chronic disease in children? That means try as you might, your child may develop some cavities as they grow. When this happens, it’s easy to feel guilty and blame yourself. However, don’t let these negative feelings blow out of proportion! Children are more vulnerable to cavities than adults, and there are a variety of unique factors that may be putting your little one at a higher risk. Here are five things you can do to combat “mom guilt” about cavities and keep your little one’s precious smile healthy!

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What to Do If Your Teenager Loses an Invisalign Aligner

May 1, 2021

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Closeup of Invisalign aligner on a colorful background

When it comes to orthodontic treatments, none are more convenient than Invisalign! These clear plastic aligners are removable and practically invisible when worn, which makes them a popular choice for teens and adults alike. However, these benefits can also make it very easy to lose an aligner! If your teenager loses track of one of their Invisalign aligners, it’s important to act fast in order to keep their treatment from getting lengthier or more expensive. Here’s what to do if your teen loses an aligner.

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How Long Will My Child’s Orthodontic Treatment Take?

April 16, 2021

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Smiling young boy with orthodontic treatment outside

Straightening a smile doesn’t happen overnight! Orthodontic treatments are designed to correct crooked teeth and fix bite issues gradually to prevent damage and ensure the results are long-lasting. But just how long can you expect your child’s orthodontic treatment to take? Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer to this. Some children can complete their treatment in just a few months, while others will need a few years. Here are some factors to keep in mind that will determine how long your child’s journey to a straighter smile will be.

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Help Your Child Avoid a Dental Emergency This Spring Break

March 22, 2021

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Smiling girl with flower crown enjoying Spring Break

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing, it’s likely that your child’s Spring Break will look somewhat different that it has in previous years. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! There are still plenty of ways to be active, relax, and enjoy the weather safely. As you’re making the most of Spring Break at home, the last thin you need is for your child to come down with a painful or broken tooth. Here are five practical tips to help keep your little one safe from a dental emergency this Spring Break!

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How to Help Your Baby Recover from a Frenectomy

February 28, 2021

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Mother playing with baby after laser frenectomy

Does your precious baby have a lip or tongue tie? This relatively common problem can make it more difficult for them to feed and get the nutrients they need. Thankfully, a quick and easy treatment called a frenectomy can snip the excess tissue that’s causing this problem and improve your infant’s quality of life. Frenectomies can be completed by a trained pediatric dentist, and thanks to advanced technology like the Solea soft tissue laser, they’re faster and gentler than ever before! However, your baby will still need some extra attention after their procedure. Here are some infant oral care tips for help make recovering from a laser frenectomy go as smoothly as possible.

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What Are Lip and Tongue Ties & Why Are They a Problem?

February 22, 2021

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little baby smiles after visiting Pelham pediatric dentist

If your little one was born with overly thick tissue behind their upper lip or under their tongue, they have a condition called a lip tie or tongue tie (respectively). It’s likely that your baby’s primary physician or pediatric dentist have already started to recommend treatment options to address it as well. However, if your infant doesn’t seem to be having very much trouble breast feeding or bottle feeding, you may be wondering if treatment is really necessary. Even if your baby’s lip or tongue tie isn’t a problem now, it can eventually influence their oral development and quality of life later on. Read on as we break down everything you need to know about lip and tongue ties and how to keep your little one’s smile healthy and on track.

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Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Child’s Smile!

February 7, 2021

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Little girl opening Valentine's Day gift from Pelham dentist for kids

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday filled with flowers, gifts, and cards, but it can also wreak havoc on your little one’s teeth. With so many sugary treats around, it’s all too easy for your child to develop a mouth full of cavities and toothaches. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to keep their precious smiles healthy while still enjoying the February festivities! Read on to learn more about how to love your little one’s smile this Valentine’s Day.

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