why choose a pediatric dentist

The Specialty of Pediatric Dentistry

Dentistry is a unique profession.  Unlike Medicine, a dentist can graduate from dental school, take the necessary licensing exams, and enter the practice world as a dentist.  If one wishes to specialize, a dentist must first graduate from a dental school (usually 4 years), then apply to a specialty residency program that typically will be 2-4 years in length.  

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Nutrition and Preventing Dental Cavities

A good Pediatric Dentist spends time at each dental appointment discussing oral hygiene.  Did you know that nutrition plays as important a role in cavity prevention?

When a child eats foods high in natural or added sugars; the risk for a cavity increases.  Today, children tend to eat smaller amounts at any given meal,

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Free Carlsbad Concert Series In The Park

For over 30 years, the City of Carlsbad has presented live music throughout the city. This year, nine concerts will be presented in four beautiful parks in Carlsbad.  With a variety of food vendors for all your picnic needs, hands-on art activities for all ages, green grass for hanging out with friends and family,this concert series has everything you need for a great night out in Carlsbad!

Natural Teeth Whitening: Fact vs. Fiction

-adapted from the ADA

When it comes to teeth whitening, you may see many different methods featured online and in magazines—from oil pulling to charcoal, and even turmeric. It’s no surprise that DIY whitening is top of mind, either. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve their smile,

New Pediatrician Guidelines on Juice Consumption in Children

By Susan Scutti, CNN (adapted)

Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it’s advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

The group had previously advised parents to wait to offer juice until a child reached 6 months old but decided to make the change based on rising rates of obesity and concerns about tooth cavities.  

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