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Dental sealants can be an excellent addition to brushing and flossing when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy and cavity-free. Dental sealants are a layer of plastic-like material that’s applied over your teeth, typically teeth that are difficult to clean properly, such as the molars in the back of your mouth. …

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For some children, going to the dentist is a treat. They get a sparkly clean smile, special attention from the dentist and their staff, and they usually get to go home with a new toothbrush, toy, or treat afterwards. For other children, going to the dentist is an unfamiliar experience that can generate a lot of …

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It seems your child’s baby teeth come in only a few years before they lose them! Losing teeth can be an exciting time for your child, but how do you know what’s normal when it comes to losing those baby teeth? Children typically begin losing their primary teeth around age 6, but the time can be different for every …

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Your child’s baby teeth are a crucial part of the smile he or she will develop—they help to guide the permanent teeth into their proper places, then fall out to make way for them. As your child’s permanent teeth grow, it’s essential to get dental checkups. Getting checkups throughout your child’s life is …

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Children start losing their baby teeth around age six, which means you’ve only got a few years between the time your child sprouts his or her new teeth and the time they begin to fall out! Baby teeth are essential for children—they enable proper chewing, speech skills, and set the stage for their adult teeth. As a …

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Congratulations on getting braces! Whether you need a few tweaks or are in for a few years of treatment, braces are an excellent option for kids and adults alike to correct dental problems. Having the proper bite and straight teeth is part of having a healthy smile for life. Getting braces can be an adjustment and …

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Getting your toddler or child to brush his or her teeth doesn’t have to be hard—like most things, kids want to participate if it’s fun! It’s never too early to teach your child the importance of taking care of their teeth, including brushing and flossing. Brushing doesn’t have to seem like a chore with these …

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Many people think that tooth decay is something that happens as we age, but this isn’t true. Children are just as much at risk for tooth decay on account of all the sugar they consume. Baby bottle tooth decay is another name for tooth decay that happens to young children. Although baby teeth won’t last forever, …

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Two-phase treatment allows your orthodontist to ensure a positive result from treatment by creating the right circumstances for straight teeth and a flawless smile. While many wait until a child is a preteen or a teen to think about braces, this can lead to complications that cause a less than ideal result. Should …

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According to the CDC, tooth decay is the most common health condition affecting children. In fact, for 14 to 17-year-olds tooth decay is 400% more prevalent than asthma. About 1 in 4 children aged 6-11 suffers from tooth decay. That number jumps to nearly 3 in 5 for the 12-19 age group. Why is tooth decay such a …

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