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Witch Halloween Treats Will You Hand out This Year?

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Witch Halloween Treats Will You Hand out This Year?

Did you know that the average American child will consume about three cups of sugar during the Halloween season? That is almost 16 times the maximum daily recommendation of 25 grams! That is A LOT of sugar and treats! At the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in having fun at Halloween while also […]

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Spotlight on AAPD President and Pediatric Dentist Dr. Joe Castellano/El presidente de AAPD y dentista pediátrico Dr. Joe Castellano

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Spotlight on AAPD President and Pediatric Dentist Dr. Joe Castellano/El presidente de AAPD y dentista pediátrico Dr. Joe Castellano

A new survey conducted on behalf of the AAPD reveals gaps in oral health knowledge among parents and caregivers. AAPD President Dr. Castellano shares his perspective and expert knowledge on key findings of the survey. View the article in English here! Vea el PDF en español aquí!  

[Also Available in Spanish]
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Little Teeth Truths: Is my kid a good candidate for dental braces/retainer?

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Little Teeth Truths: Is my kid a good candidate for dental braces/retainer?

Dental braces. When I was growing up, we wore them in high school. Now it seems that people of all ages ranging from elementary-school age children to senior citizens, are straightening their teeth with braces or clear retainers. As a parent, you may be wondering if your child needs braces, as well as when is […]

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Tooth Fairy Note for Kids!

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Tooth Fairy Note for Kids!

Did your child lose a tooth? This is a perfect printable note for them to sign to leave for the Tooth Fairy! Download the printable PDF here! 

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Little Teeth Truths: Why should X-rays be taken if my child has never had a cavity?

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Little Teeth Truths: Why should X-rays be taken if my child has never had a cavity?

I believe that all pediatric dentists are super heroes but, unfortunately, we were not given the power of X-ray vision! Parents will often ask why we recommend their child, with a healthy and beautiful smile, have X-rays taken of their teeth.  The explanation is simple! There are many parts of a tooth and its supporting […]

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Mouth Monster Themed Crossword Puzzle & Word Search

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Mouth Monster Themed Crossword Puzzle & Word Search

Having fun activities for kids to do while they wait for the dentist can help make the entire experience easier for all! This printable crossword puzzle and printable word search are perfect for kids to learn more about oral health care and to also have fun while doing it! If kids get stumped on any […]

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Little Teeth Truths: When will my child’s teeth come in? Should I be concerned if my child has no teeth when they are 1-year-old?

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Little Teeth Truths: When will my child’s teeth come in? Should I be concerned if my child has no teeth when they are 1-year-old?

Kids’ teeth are just like kids themselves….lots of variety! While there is a general timeframe that we anticipate the baby teeth coming in, there is much variability in the process. Typically, infants will get their lower front teeth (incisors) between six-10 months of age with the upper incisors a few months behind. However, that doesn’t […]

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