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It’s October again, a happy time for adults and children alike as they head out to trick-or-treat and enjoy the holiday festivities. However, dentists know that this time of year can wreak absolute havoc on the health and appearance of our smiles. If you don’t want to take a vacation from taking care of your smile …

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When your child begins to lose their teeth around age six, it can be very exciting for them! Many children pride themselves on their missing teeth and love watching their adult teeth grow in. Children usually begin to lose their front teeth first. What do you do when your child needs help pulling their tooth out, …

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You know that dental implants are a great choice for missing teeth, but what happens when your child loses a tooth? Unfortunately, accidents during sports, playtime, or at home can be common in childhood. While children tend to be less vain about their teeth than adults, getting a missing tooth replaced is …

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You’ve likely had a long list of things to do before your kids started school, but was visiting their dentist on there? While some kids don’t like going to the dentist, many dentists for children try to make the visit a fun experience for them. The dentist should be a regular part of your children’s lives as they …

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Kids should begin good oral hygiene practices when they are very young; even before their baby teeth come in. For parents, knowing what kind of toothpaste to buy for kids at every stage of their development can be confusing. Before the kids are old enough to have their own opinions on the matter, a parent should …

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Children suck their thumbs for security, but the habit may end up causing insecurity later on if it leaves a child with crooked teeth. Thumbsucking definitely can push teeth out of position, but whether or not it does depends on the age of the child and how intensely the sucking action is. The sucking action is …

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Pregnancy changes the way you approach normal life activities like eating, exercise and medical care. It also has an effect on your oral health, and your oral hygiene and dental care routine may need a change during pregnancy as well. Good oral hygiene is always important, but during pregnancy it is especially …

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During a child’s early development, it is only natural for them to need to suck on a pacifier. It provides them with much needed comfort, especially while new teeth are coming in. Parents tend to become worried about the use of pacifier and what impact it will have on the long term oral health of the child, …

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  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start seeing the dentist at the age of one year, or no later than six months after their first tooth has come in. This may seem surprisingly young to parents, but as soon as a baby gets their first tooth, they are susceptible to tooth …

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Many dentists advertise that they are family dentists and can treat patients of any age, but when it comes to the dental needs of children, some parents prefer a specialist. This is where a pediatric dentist comes in. The difference between a pediatric dentist and a family or general dentist goes beyond the fact …

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