A little girl brushing her teeth

Choosing the Right Toothbrush for Your Child

January 24, 2022

You know you need to begin brushing your baby’s teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste as soon as that very first tooth emerges, but what kind of toothbrush should you be using? Should your baby be using the same kind of toothbrush as a seven-year-old child? When should children switch over to adult toothbrushes? And…

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Eruption Cysts in Children

January 6, 2022

You’re expecting your child to get a new tooth soon. But when you look in your child’s mouth, instead of an emerging new tooth, you see…a bluish lump in its place? This can sometimes be a disconcerting experience for parents, but it is not necessarily cause for concern. That bluish lump might be a harmless…

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What Is A Supernumerary Tooth?

November 8, 2021

Did you know that children can grow extra teeth? In this article, we will cover the following topics: What Is A Supernumerary Tooth? What Do Supernumerary Teeth Look Like? How Common Are Supernumerary Teeth in Kids? What Causes Supernumerary Teeth in Children? Does Hyperdontia Cause Problems in Children? Do Supernumerary Teeth Need to Be Removed?…

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What Is A Tooth Abscess?

October 27, 2021

If your child is experiencing a severe toothache, a dental abscess might be the cause. Read on to find out more about the following topics, as well as why you should contact your child’s pediatric dentist right away: What Is A Tooth Abscess? What Causes Tooth Abscesses in Children? Is A Tooth Abscess A Dental…

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Should Children Get the HPV Vaccine to Help Prevent Oropharyngeal Cancer?

August 13, 2021

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. The CDC estimates that there were approximately 43 million Americans infected with HPV in 2018, many of whom were in their late teens or early twenties. Most people infected with HPV will never develop symptoms. But in some people, HPV…

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Can Drinking Water Help Prevent Cavities in Kids?

August 2, 2021

Did you know that something as simple as drinking plenty of water can actually help reduce your children’s chances of getting cavities? In this article, we will discuss the four primary ways in which serving your children water can benefit their oral health: Staying hydrated helps your child maintain a healthy level of saliva. Water…

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When Should You Make Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment?

July 30, 2021

When Should You Make Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment? Many parents don’t realize that babies and toddlers can get cavities, but they can and do. As soon as your child gets a tooth, that tooth can begin to decay. This is why it is so important to schedule a dental checkup for your baby when…

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What Is Fluorosis?

June 4, 2021

Fluoride. The evidence is clear that it is an extremely important tool for preventing painful and costly tooth decay in children. But, as with most minerals, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Think for a moment about iron. Consuming too little iron can result in anemia, but consuming too much…

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Early Childhood Caries

May 28, 2021

As soon as a child has a tooth, that child can get cavities. But just because something is possible doesn’t mean it’s likely, right? Unfortunately, tooth decay in very young children is far more common than you might think. According to the most recent data from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, approximately…

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Why Does My Child Keep Getting Cavities?

May 25, 2021

You work so hard to take good care of your child’s teeth, only to find that your child has a cavity. Again. It just doesn’t make sense, you think. You give your child fewer sugary treats than any of your friends give their children, and yet none of your friends’ kids ever get cavities. What…

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Is Milk Good for Children’s Teeth?

April 23, 2021

It seems that avoiding dairy products is becoming increasingly common due to a perception that cow’s milk is unhealthy for children. While there certainly are valid health reasons for some kids to avoid milk, for many other children, cow’s milk is an important source of nutrients that are essential for their development and for keeping…

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When Do Kids Get Their Permanent Teeth?

April 5, 2021

Is your child approaching the age where you’re starting to wonder when those first permanent teeth will show up? Or has your child already started getting permanent teeth, but the process isn’t going quite as you had expected? If you find yourself filled with questions about your child’s new permanent teeth, you are not alone.…

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