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Kids and Teeth Grinding

August 12, 2019

Grind, grind, grind… if your little one happens to be a teeth grinder, you may be familiar with this unpleasant sound. Teeth grinding, or what our team also calls bruxism, is common in children. In fact, three out of ten kids grind or clench their teeth, usually in response to stress, jaw growth, malocclusion, losing…
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Tips for Teaching Your Toddler to Brush Their Teeth

July 25, 2019

Around two years old, your child may be ready to start brushing on their own. The transition is not always easy, but with these tips, your toddler will be brushing on their own in no time!  Show them how it’s done. Before handing over full responsibility, encourage your child to watch in the mirror as…
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Periodontal Disease In Adolescents

July 2, 2019

Our team knows that periodontal disease isn’t something exclusive to adults. It can affect adolescents as well. Gingivitis, which is a milder form of periodontitis, is a form of periodontal disease, and a warning that more serious problems may arise. Untreated gingivitis can develop into full-blown periodontitis. The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) explains that…
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Summer Sports and Mouthguards

June 17, 2019

School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other equipment you’ve collected over the school year (that’s where that other shoe went!), be sure to keep one item handy: your mouthguard. Team and contact…
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Are My Child’s Baby Teeth on Schedule?

May 31, 2019

  Your darling three-month old is crying and fussy—can she be teething already? Or, your happy baby boy has just celebrated his first birthday—with only one tooth in that beautiful, gummy smile. Is this normal? Probably! While baby teeth do typically erupt (come in) in the same order for all babies, and around the same…
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Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

May 16, 2019

Today, our team thought we would answer some of the most frequent questions about pediatric dentistry and oral health we hear from parents. What constitutes a “healthy, balanced diet” for my child? A healthy, balanced diet contains all the nutrients your child needs to grow, including one serving each of fruits and vegetables, breads and…
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Healthy Sleep Schedules for Children of All Ages

April 25, 2019

Your child needs sleep, that’s a fact. But they require different amounts of sleep as they age. Here’s a quick guide outlining how much sleep your child during each stage of their development. 0 – 3 Months Old  Sleep can be hard to come by with a newborn baby. That’s because newborns need a total of 10 – 18 hours of sleep per day…
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The Super Guide to Toothbrushes for all Ages

April 11, 2019

As your child grows up, their mouth will change and grow along with them. It’s important for the developing teeth and gums that your child has the right toothbrush for their age.  Babies 1 – 12 months  A baby’s first tooth doesn’t typically erupt until they are 8 months old, but it’s still important to keep their mouth…
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How to Pack a Lunch that Promotes Oral Health

March 28, 2019

As a parent, you can help your child achieve a healthy smile in many different ways. One way you can greatly help is by packing a lunch that improves their oral health. Stay Away from Sugary Granola Granola cereal, dried fruit and trail mix can seem like healthier options, but they’re often packed with extras…
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Will Chewing Ice Ruin My Child’s Teeth?

March 14, 2019

Chewing ice is a common habit that can cause a surprising amount of damage. Here’s how chewing ice can ruin teeth, which may end up in a costly trip to the dentist or orthodontist.  Fractured Teeth Teeth may seem tough and sturdy, but they aren’t designed to crunch very hard objects like ice. Chewing ice can…
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