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Although your baby may not make his first trip to the dentist until he is around age 1, or when six to eight teeth are in place, there are plenty of things you can do in the year leading up to this appointment to promote a healthy smile. Even before your baby’s first tooth peeks out, it’s a good idea…Continue reading
If your child’s adult teeth have started growing in, you and your family dentist might be noticing some indicators that he or she will need braces later on. Knowing how braces can benefit your child may help you in your decision on whether to invest in them. Teeth that are crooked, overcrowded or overlapping are usually good candidates for braces.…Continue reading
Your baby may hardly have started growing her first tooth by the time she is 5 or 6 months old, but this is the prime age to start thinking about appropriate dental care as those baby teeth do come in. Even before your baby’s teeth start growing, you can run a damp washcloth over the baby’s gums once a day…Continue reading
Fluoride is one of the most important minerals you can give to your child, especially when it comes to their dental health. Foods like sugar can create acid that removes the naturally occurring minerals from the surface of the tooth, causing tooth decay, or what is commonly known as a cavity. Fluoride remineralizes the tooth, preventing further cavities. Fluoride is…Continue reading
When your toddler’s teeth are just starting to fully develop, you may think professional dental care isn’t quite necessary. However, starting young is one of the most important things you can do for your child’s dental health. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should have their first dental check-up by age 1. In addition to teaching children…Continue reading
As most parents know, ensuring that your kids brush their teeth at least two times each day can be a major chore, especially in the morning before school when they’re cranky and before bed when they get that unexpected surge of energy. However, there are a few ways that you can make an everyday activity like this far more fun…Continue reading