Thumb Sucking or Pacifiers?

Babies suck — and that’s okay. Babies are hardwired to suck on fingers or toys for comfort, to soothe themselves, even when they are not hungry. Some ultrasounds even show babies sucking on fingers in the womb. Many infants depend on pacifiers or thumbs when they are not nursing or enjoying a bottle. Yet, there are ongoing discussions regarding thumb

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Benefits of a Pediatric Dentist

Whether you are a first-time parent or have parenting down to an art, you always want what is best for your children. This is particularly true when it comes to their health, seeing to it that they are well fed, exercised, and socialized. After all, a healthy child means a happy child, making the most of their exciting youth. Yet,

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Sealants and Their Benefits

To take care of our teeth, we brush day and night to get rid of the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Regularly scheduled visits with the dentist and additional procedures such as fluoride treatments also lead to healthier teeth. Besides these treatments and daily habits, another often overlooked treatment for your teeth involves the use of sealants. Let’s take a closer

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5 Tips to Teach Kids to Floss Correctly

One of the most important steps you can take to enhance your children’s dental care is to get them to brush and floss on a daily basis. Getting your kids to floss regularly is difficult. But it is even more difficult to get them to floss correctly. Check out these amazing tips to get your children’s flossing on the right track.

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Fun Ways to Limit Halloween Candy

As we get closer to Halloween, kids are more excited than ever to go trick or treating with  friends to collect some tasty candy. They look forward to enjoying their treats and eating all the candy they have collected. Unfortunately, candy contains a high concentration of sugar that helps bacteria produce acid which rots teeth and creates cavities. Lets find

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Simple Ways to Care for Your Child’s Teeth

We’ve all been there before. We take our kids to the dentist, and wonder if we have done the best job of incorporating dental hygiene into our daily routine. By making proper dental hygiene a habit, you will be able to say with confidence you have taken the best possible care of your child’s teeth. There are a few simple

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What Is the Best Toothpaste for My Child?

Teaching your child dental hygiene is just one of the many aspects of being a parent. Sometimes it can be exhausting trying to get them to brush their teeth before bed or on a busy school day morning. However, good dental hygiene is vital for preventing many medical conditions, so it’s important to focus on it. The right toothpaste can

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The Difference Between a Regular Dentist and a Pediatric Dentist

Everyone needs to see the dentist on a regular basis, including children. Unlike adults, children have their own specific set of needs in terms of oral healthcare. They are growing, which means their teeth are changing constantly. Taking Your Child to the Dentist A pediatric dentist is trained specifically to work with children. After dentistry school, one must go through

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How to Keep a Pretty Smile

Dentists can tell you all day long about the health reasons for taking good care of your mouth and teeth, but in the end a lot of that is terminology many people just don’t understand. When you don’t understand something, you tune it out. For most people, the best reason to engage in good dental health is to keep your

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Preschool Dental Care

As adults, we all know the importance of keeping a healthy set of teeth and gums. Too many parents, however, overlook the importance of teaching children to get into a good habit of oral care from their youngest years. The toddler and preschool years are the times when kids develop lifelong habits that can make or break them as they

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