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Why Baby Teeth Are Just As Important As Adult Teeth

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Caring for your child’s teeth starting at a young age is important. Baby teeth need to be healthy to be able to help your child’s dental developmental skills early on in their life. Even though baby teeth end up falling out or being removed, they are the backbone to strong and healthy permanent teeth. At […]

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Proper Dental Care From Babies To Preschoolers

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Caring for your baby’s teeth from day 1 is important in protecting their dental hygiene for the future. Helping and teaching your children to keep their teeth clean is imperative to avoid tooth decay and many other dental hygiene health problems. Here are some tips on how to keep your child’s teeth clean throughout the […]

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Easy Steps To Make Dental Flossing A Habit

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Establishing an oral hygiene routine for your child can be a bit of a hassle. Often times, parents are guilty of skipping key steps in their own oral hygiene routine. The U.S Department of Health and Human Services recognizes flossing as a critical part of any oral hygiene practice to get excess food and plaque […]

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How To Help Your Kid Stop Grinding Their Teeth

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Is Your Child Grinding Their Teeth at Night? A habit that is not uncommon among adults, teeth grinding is often thought of as a problem for stressed out and overworked grownups. Unfortunately, the tendencies, pain, and effects of grinding your teeth can also occur among kids and toddlers. Why is this? A number of things […]

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The Evolution Of Pediatric Dentistry

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Did you know that the history of dentistry goes all the way back to 5000 B.C.? Although there is a long history in the field of dentistry, pediatric dentistry didn’t become relevant until the 1900s. Since the 1900s, the study and implementation of pediatric dentistry has evolved and became more beneficial by impacting the lives […]

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