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5 Facts About Baby Teeth

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As we all know, baby teeth, also known as milk or deciduous teeth, are not permanent. However, they play an important role in the development of your child. Having baby teeth allows them to learn how to talk, chew, and eat before their adult teeth settle in. It’s important that children learn how to take […]

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Preventing Gum Disease and Damage – Keeping Your Children’s Gums Healthy

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You’ve established regular, healthy brushing habits for your children so their teeth remain healthy and strong, but what’s the next step? Aside from bringing in your child for regular dental appointments, something that is crucial in maintaining your child’s oral health is keeping an eye out for gum disease and gum recession. Brushing twice daily […]

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Can Kids Use Mouthwash?

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When it comes to keeping children’s oral health, it’s important that they understand all of the options available to them. We commonly stress the importance of brushing and flossing, but what about using mouthwash? Are kids allowed to use mouthwash? Is there an age of when they should start using them? To answer it simply, […]

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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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