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A Complete Oral Hygiene Guide For Children Who Have Special Needs

December 30, 2021

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Closeup of child with down syndrome smiling

Healthy teeth are crucial – they play an essential role in smiling, chewing, and even communicating. If they are decayed and damaged, then your child’s overall health and happiness are at risk. That’s why special needs dentistry is so important! If you’re having trouble finding an oral hygiene routine that works, keep reading to learn a few helpful tips.

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: What It Is & How to Prevent It

November 30, 2021

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Closeup of baby drinking bottle while lying down on bed

The moment you welcome your child into the world, you know you would do anything to keep them happy and healthy. As a result, you give them lots of cuddles, create a comfortable crib for them, read them lots of books, and give them a bottle when they are hungry. Unfortunately, if you aren’t careful, their feeding habits can lead to a phenomenon known as “baby bottle tooth decay.” To learn more about the causes and prevention, read on!

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A Breakdown of the Best & Worst Halloween Candy For Your Child

October 19, 2021

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Glass pumpkin filled to the brim with candy

Halloween is almost here! By now, your child has probably picked out their costume and trick-or-treat bag in anticipation of going door-to-door to collect copious amounts of candy. While these sugary treats aren’t ideal for their oral health, indulging in the right ones can significantly reduce their risk of developing cavities after Halloween. So, keep reading to learn candies that made the “best” and “worst” list!

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From the Tooth Mouse to the Tooth Toss, Here Are 4 Tooth Fairy Stories

September 29, 2021

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Illustration of tooth fairy visiting sleeping girl

From Santa Claus to the Easter Bunny, there are numerous mythological creatures that add a little extra magic to your little one’s childhood. One of the most popular ones? The tooth fairy! In the U.S., children are taught to place their teeth underneath their pillow in hopes of receiving a small treat, like money or a toy. If your child is in the process of growing into their new smile, now is a great time to share with them some tooth fairy stories from around the world. Here are four to get the conversation started.

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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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