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A National Children’s Dental Health Month Letter from AAPD President Dr. Donly

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A National Children’s Dental Health Month Letter from AAPD President Dr. Donly

Dear Parents, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and together with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) I’m working to raise awareness in the fight against childhood tooth decay, a top chronic infectious disease among children – more common than asthma and childhood obesity. In fact, about half of children in the U.S. are affected […]

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The 12 Teeth Tips of Christmas

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The 12 Teeth Tips of Christmas

The weather outside is frightful! Kids are accident-prone during the holidays, especially with the icy and snowy weather. Should they take a spill, make sure you are prepared for what to do in a dental emergency, which can be any traumatic injury to the mouth resulting in significant bleeding. In the event of a dental […]

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AAPD Provides Helpful Tips on Celebrating Halloween

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AAPD Provides Helpful Tips on Celebrating Halloween

CHICAGO (October 23, 2019) — As one of the year’s most popular holidays in the country quickly approaches, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, is urging parents and caregivers to be aware of the treats their children consume on October 31st and throughout the Halloween season. With […]

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Little Teeth Truths: Back to school oral health tips for parents

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Little Teeth Truths: Back to school oral health tips for parents

When I think of the annual “back to school” time of the year, my mind goes back to a humorous commercial put out by an office supply store years ago in which a parent, pushing a shopping cart filled with school supplies is running and skipping gleefully throughout the store, followed by sad, forlorn children […]

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Dientes Saludables y los Niños con Necesidades Especiales: Lo que los Padres Necesitan Saber

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Dientes Saludables y los Niños con Necesidades Especiales: Lo que los Padres Necesitan Saber

Los dentistas pediátricos tienen experiencia especializada y capacitación adicional para tratar a niños con necesidades especiales. Según el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos, uno de cada cinco hogares americanos incluye al menos un niño con una necesidad de atención médica especial. [1] Dado que muchos dentistas generales no tratan a […]

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Little Teeth Truths: Healthy habits during the holidays

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Little Teeth Truths: Healthy habits during the holidays

The holiday season is always a busy time – especially for families. With kids out of school and all the holiday festivities, it is not unusual for everyday life routines to be put on hold. And sometimes that means good oral health routines and habits go out the window, too. As a parent, you may […]

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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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