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How to Get Ready for the First Dental Visit

June 23, 2022

PARENTS CAN DO a lot to help their child come into the dentist’s office feeling relaxed and positive. (We’ll take things from there.) 1. Start early. As soon as a child has teeth, they can benefit from dental care, and...

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A Parent’s Guide to Teaching Dental Habits

June 16, 2022

PARENTING CAN BE such a wild time that you might struggle to find a moment to brush your own teeth, let alone brush theirs and teach them how to do it themselves. We have a few tips we hope will...

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Time for a Lesson in Dental Anatomy!

June 9, 2022

THERE WON’T BE a pop-quiz later, but we still want our patients to be familiar with the anatomy of their teeth, starting with the crown and going down to the roots. Everything visible above the gums is the crown, which...

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Medieval England Versus Bad Breath

June 1, 2022

NOT MUCH WAS understood in Medieval England about cavities or gum disease, but they did care very much about keeping their breath fresh. They didn’t know about germs, and they believed that bad smells were infectious on their own, including bad...

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What Can Parents Do About Teething?

May 26, 2022

SOME OF US remember the soreness and discomfort of our incoming adult molars, not to mention how hard it was to chew. It’s the same for teething toddlers, but there’s a lot parents can do to help them through this...

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Snoring, Sleep Apnea, and Teeth

May 24, 2022

SLEEP APNEA AFFECTS over 18 million adults and up to 20% of habitually snoring children in the United States alone. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by brief, repeated interruptions to normal breathing during sleep. It can have many...

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Chewing Ice Is Bad for Our Teeth

May 11, 2022

WE HEAR A LOT that it’s bad to chew ice. It’s because ice can do a lot of damage to our teeth and gums. Extreme Temperature Changes Versus Enamel Tooth enamel might be the strongest substance in the body, but...

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History Includes Some Odd Teeth Traditions

May 5, 2022

THERE’S A LOT OF strange stuff buried in the history of dental health and hygiene, but there are a few traditions that really stand out. Stopping Bruxism With Skulls The ancient Babylonians had a very peculiar way of treating bruxism...

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How to Protect Against Childhood Tooth Injuries

April 27, 2022

CHILDHOOD IS A TIME of scraped knees and bumps and bruises as kids run around discovering the world. As pediatric dentists, we want to help parents minimize the risk of their kids getting preventable tooth injuries while they’re enjoying what...

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What Builds Healthy Smiles?

April 20, 2022

DAILY BRUSHING AND flossing are essential to keep a growing child’s smile healthy, but we already know that. We hopefully also know how important it is to set regular dental appointments. Cutting back on sugar intake and limiting it to...

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Do you have severe tooth pain?

Have you chipped or knocked out a tooth?
Our compassionate team can help.