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tooth infection

How Long Does It Take for a Tooth Infection to Spread?

Infections can be serious, and it is always important for patients to know when to call their dentist. Infections should always be treated right away to avoid complications, or other issues from developing. If you have a toothache and throbbing pain that does not go away, the infection could spread to other places in the

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pediatric dentistry

What Treatments Do Pediatric Dentists Provide?

Pediatric dentists take an additional two to three years of special training after finishing their dental requirements. These doctors treat infants and children through adolescence. It is important to seek out a pediatric dentist for your child by the age of one, or when their first teeth erupt. Visiting the dentist at a young age

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pacifier

What is the Correct Age to Take Away a Child’s Pacifier?

Pacifiers offer comfort and help to reduce stress in infants. Many parents wonder when it is appropriate to wean their child off the pacifier. If a pacifier is not taken away at a certain age it can cause serious issues with a child’s teeth, mouth, and jaw. At Peak Pediatric Dentistry, we support our patients

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fruit juice

Can Fruit Juice Cause Tooth Decay?

Fruit juice is thought of as a healthy way to give children the vitamins they need. Juice is packed with sugar and acids that can cause damage to your child’s teeth. Teaching a child good eating and drinking habits is important, so they do not expect to have juice all of the time. Choosing water

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prevent gum disease

What Can I Do at Home to Prevent Gum Disease?

Preventing inflammation around your gums starts with your at home oral hygiene routine. Gum disease or periodontitis is a gum infection that damages the soft tissue, and can destroy the bone if not treated promptly. Gum disease is a slow process and can advance in same cases before you notice there is an issue. The

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brush or floss

Should I Brush or Floss First?

Creating an oral hygiene routine at home is important to help maintain your oral health and keep your teeth and gums feeling great. Brushing and flossing each day is extremely important, and the order in which you do these two items is a common question. Many wonder which way gives the most benefit. Is Brushing

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Pediatric Dentisty

Why Are Babies Advised to See a Dentist?

Taking your baby to the dentist seems like it may be not necessary, but taking them is actually important. Most parents wonder what the correct age is to take their baby to the dentist. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends parents seek out a dentist for their child by the age of one years

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Dental Cleaning

How Exactly Does Fluoride Help Teeth?

Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in the earth and in nature. Water supplies and some foods also contain fluoride. Many community’s drinking water contains fluoride, and this helps to strengthen teeth and prevent decay. Studies have shown that people that use fluoride have less tooth decay. How Does Fluoride Work? Bacteria cause

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Pediatric Dentistry

Why are my Child’s Teeth Not Coming In?

In most children teeth erupt normally and there are no issues. On the other hand there are cases when parents may notice their child’s teeth are not erupting at a normal rate, or not at all. If you notice your child’s teeth are not erupting properly it may be time to bring them in to

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pediatric dentistry

Do Pediatric Dentists Perform Surgery?

A Pediatric dentist treats children from birth through adolescence. Pediatric dentists have skills to interact with infants and children, and this makes visits comfortable and easy for both the parent and child. Finding that perfect pediatric dentist is important, and helps to set the tone for good oral hygiene. Pediatric dentists provide many procedures and

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