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5 Tips to Help Prevent Fear for Kids at the Dental Office

The first trip to the dentist for a child can be a fearful experience.  A new environment with funny reclining chairs and bright lights, with people looking in your mouth is enough to frighten anyone.  As a parent, there are things you can do to prepare your child.  This article gives 5 tips to help prevent fear for kids at the dental office.

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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,

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.  

Shark Teeth: Eruption of a Front Permanent Tooth Behind a Baby Tooth

It is night time, my six year old daughter is standing on a stool in front of the bathroom sink.  I just finished brushing her teeth.  I am looking at the same situation I noticed a month ago.  A permanent lower front tooth is erupting behind the baby tooth.  Every night I test the mobility of the baby tooth and I ask myself a question every parent must ask,

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