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7 ways to protect your teeth from candy

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Father’s Day giveaway

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Tongue scraping

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Orthodontic treatment

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Building healthy oral habits

Developing oral hygiene habits starts before your baby has teeth. Wiping your baby’s gums after feeding with a clean, damp cloth will help your baby get used to having their mouth cleaned after eating. If you feel that your baby needs to sleep with a bottle or sippy cup, fill it with water only. Other liquids like juice or milk encourage the growth of bacteria which cause tooth decay. After feeding and mouth cleaning, lift your baby’s lip to look for changes in the color of… Read More

Your kid’s teeth

The average healthy adult visits the dentist twice a year. The average healthy 2-year-old has never been to the dentist. By kindergarten, 25 percent of children have never seen a dentist, yet dental decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease in America. The culprit? A combination of misinformation about when a child should first visit the dentist, when a parent should start caring for a child’s teeth and the frequent and long-term exposure of sugary liquids to a child’s teeth. A child should first… Read More

Baby bottle tooth decay

Although tooth decay is not as common as it used to be, it is still one of the most common diseases in children. Many children still get cavities. While fluoridated drinking water and fluoride-containing toothpaste have helped to improve the oral health of both children and adults, regular tooth brushing and a well-balanced diet are still very important to maintaining good oral health. Primary, or baby, teeth commonly begin to come in or erupt in a baby’s mouth at about 4 to 6 months of age… Read More

Patient comfort

Many procedures can be performed with the use of local anesthesia, commonly referred to as “freezing”. Local anesthesia numbs the area where the work will be performed, and typically will wear off within a few hours. After placing topical anesthetic to desensitize the injection site, a syringe of the local anesthesia is administered. Care of the mouth after local anesthetics If the procedure was done in the lower jaw, the tongue, teeth, lip, and surrounding tissue will be numb or asleep. If it was done in the… Read More

Dental fear and avoidance

Adults who are afraid of going to the dentist often say that their fear is the result of their childhood experiences at the dentist. This fear leads to avoidance of needed dental care. It becomes a barrier to achieving good dental health. To prevent this from happening there are a number of approaches that can help with your child: Make your child’s first appointment before they have a problem! A good introduction has been shown to help “inoculate” children against dental fear. Don’t wait until your… Read More

Why exclude parents?

A question often asked by parents is why they cannot be in the room with their child during a dental appointment. On some occasions, it may be necessary for a parent to remain with their child but for the most part it is discouraged. Sometimes , parents being in the room will escalate a child’s anxiety. Child-dentist rapport may be compromised if too much of the child’s attention is diverted to the parent. This interferes with the child’s focus on important instructions from the dentist or… Read More