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National Children’s Dental Health Month

As some of you may know, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). During this month, we at at Pediatric Dentistry like to inform parents and children about the fun and importance of making sure your kids have clean, healthy teeth. How Did National Children’s Dental Health Month Start? National Children’s Dental Health Month […]

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When To Break The Pacifier Habit

As a parent, it’s hard to see your baby grow older. In a perfect world your baby would stay the same age as he/she is and you would never have to worry about them growing up. Sadly, that is not reality. As your child’s body changes with time, it’s important that their habits change with […]

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Tips To Help Your Child Brush Their Teeth

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Getting young kids to make a habit out of brushing their teeth twice a day can be a tricky task. Some children think it’s boring, while others may actively dislike it or refuse to brush. Good news! Encouraging your children to brush their teeth doesn’t have to be a nightly argument; our professionals at Pediatric […]

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Keeping Teeth Clean for Children with Braces

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It is not uncommon for kids to have braces. In fact, roughly 3.5 million children and teens take on orthodontic treatment, usually braces, every single year. As a parent who may have had braces when you were young, you might recall the difficulties of adjusting to braces and learning how to keep your teeth clean. […]

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“Healthy” Eating Can Damage Children’s Teeth

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Many parents and children are becoming more conscientious of what they are eating. As our access to information about the food we consume becomes more transparent, many parents are taking the initiative to make sure their kids are eating healthy. However, many parents do not know that many of these “healthy” foods are actually detrimental […]

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