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What is silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and is it right for my child?

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What is silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and is it right for my child?

If you’ve recently visited the pediatric dentist with your child for a cavity you might have heard of a treatment option called silver diamine fluoride (SDF). SDF is a liquid that can be painlessly brushed on a cavity on a child’s tooth to stop decay. You might want to consider SDF for cavities if your […]

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How to Start the School Year Off Strong!

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How to Start the School Year Off Strong!

It’s that hectic time of year again where getting back into the swing of things can be easier said than done. Follow the tips below to help your kids start the school year off strong!   Visit Your Pediatric Dentist Every Six Months On average, students miss more than 51 million school hours each year […]

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Little Teeth Truth: Does my child need to brush her tongue?

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Little Teeth Truth: Does my child need to brush her tongue?

Yes. It is common knowledge for most parents and kids to brush their teeth for two minutes, two times each day, but many parents and caregivers might not know the importance of brushing their little one’s tongue. The majority of the bacteria in your mouth are on your tongue and while a tongue won’t get […]

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Did You Know? 5 Fun Teeth Facts

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Did You Know? 5 Fun Teeth Facts

Your teeth are truly amazing! Do you know how many teeth you have? When do teeth start growing? Check out these fun facts and some tips on how to care for little teeth.   The enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your body. In fact, one of the best ways to keep […]

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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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