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The Power of Prevention: Why Preventative Dental Care Matters

Maybe you’ve heard the phrase: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” But what does that really mean? For your child it could be the difference between regular visits to the dentist and extensive, costly treatments. Preventative dental care stops problems before they become emergencies. While most adults see the dentist once …

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Don’t be Scared of Your Dentist | Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Overcoming Dental Anxiety Bad experiences at the dentist aren’t okay. Dentists have long been associated with fear and pain. But finding the right dentist can go a long way to alleviate any dental anxiety that you or your child may have. We understand that kids and parents may have negative feelings about a dentist visit, …

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Put Your Best Breath Forward: What Causes Bad Breath in Kids (and Grownups too!)

Fresh breath isn’t just about making a good first impression. It can be a sign of overall dental health. And while we usually think about adults and bad breath, kids are certainly not immune. We’ll talk about what could be causing a stinky mouth and learn some easy ways we can help. The medical term …

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Breastfeeding with Teeth: Five Facts about Nursing and Dental Health

Too often, friends, family, healthcare providers, and, uh, even strangers tell breastfeeding moms that they should stop nursing when baby gets teeth. And as mothers ourselves, we know moms get a lot of confusing advice. We’re here as moms and dental healthcare professionals to offer a few facts about breastfeeding older babies and toddlers. (SPOILER …

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Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric dentists specialize in treating children. But any general dentist can also treat children, so why go to one who only sees kids? In this post we’ll explain why your children should have a dentist who knows kids. Dentists for Kids Kids are not just tiny adults. Kids actually have different teeth than adults. And …

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Relief for Teething Babies

Teething is an exciting milestone for your baby. Catching a glimpse of that toothy smile is so heartwarming! But teething can bring some tough times for parents and babies. When your child is cranky and in pain, it’s frustrating not to know how to help. There are many products out there that claim to solve …

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