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Healthy Summer Snacks

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Healthy Summer Snacks

Here are some of our favorite snack options in any summer scenario that will guide healthy choices for your child’s smile.

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Little Teeth Truths: Is thumb sucking hurting my child’s teeth?

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Little Teeth Truths: Is thumb sucking hurting my child’s teeth?

Question: My 8-year-old is still working to break her thumb sucking habit. Is this hurting her teeth and any advice to help her stop? Answer: Sucking on a thumb or finger is normal for infants and young children and most children stop on their own. However, if a child doesn’t stop on their own, we […]

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5 Minutes with Tooth D.K. – Secrets of Cavity Causers

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5 Minutes with Tooth D.K. – Secrets of Cavity Causers

The holidays are a Mouth Monster’s favorite time of year! Help your child avoid pesky Mouth Monsters and learn about Tooth D.K. in this interview.

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Healthy Teeth and Special Needs Children: What Parents Need To Know

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Healthy Teeth and Special Needs Children: What Parents Need To Know

Pediatric dentists have unique expertise and extra training to treat children with special needs.

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Pediatric Dentistry Timeline

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Pediatric Dentistry Timeline

Tooth decay is the leading chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S., impacting 60 percent by age five, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tooth decay is largely preventable if kids partake in a daily oral hygiene routine and regular visits to a pediatric dentist starting by their first birthday.

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Stats on Little Teeth

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Stats on Little Teeth

This AAPD infographic illustrates state of children’s oral health in the U.S. and potential impact of expanded dental coverage through ACA.

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Key Stats: State of Little Teeth Report

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Key Stats: State of Little Teeth Report

This infographic includes key stats from AAPD’s first-ever State of Little Teeth Report which examines the epidemic of tooth decay among children.

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