How to Keep Your Children’s Teeth Healthy this Halloween

| October 19, 2016

It’s nearly Halloween, and many of our kids will soon be rushing home with bags and buckets overflowing with candy and treats. While the holiday is a great time to create lasting memories for our children, there’s one thing we don’t want lasting – tooth decay. Candy’s not a bad

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National Childrens Dental Health Month Giveaway

| February 12, 2014

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month?  We want to celebrate with a great giveaway! Up for grabs is 4 dental related kids books, a tooth timer, tooth fairy pillow and plenty of toothbrushes for the family. How

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Back to School! Are Dental Checkups part of your Checklist?

| August 9, 2012

ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, TOOTH DECAY is one of our most common, modern-day chronic diseases. In fact, by the time children begin kindergarten, 40 % have some kind of tooth decay! Remember, just because kids aren’t complaining about tooth pain (and their teeth “look” OK),  doesn’t necessarily mean their

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Brush and floss your child’s teeth the easy way

| February 10, 2012

February is Children’s Dental Health Month! As a hygienist I see a lot of adults struggling to floss as their daily routine. As we all know childhood habits follow us to adulthood so be sure to implement flossing in your child’s brushing routine. The following brush and flossing video shows

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Getting your kids to brush their teeth…there’s an App for that

| May 24, 2011

How do you get your children excited about brushing their teeth?  Well, there’s and App for that.  See the end of the post for how you can get this app for FREE. Star teeth is a tooth timer that allows your child to chose the character or tooth brushing buddy. 

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How old do you have to be to start seeing a dentist?

| February 1, 2011

Thanks for Asking the doctor your question.  We recommended 3 years old for a  child’s first visit to the dentist for their first cleaning.  If you suspect any signs of cavities, missing teeth, or injuries the child can be seen at any age. See more information on caring for your

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Tooth Fairy Tips

| August 7, 2009

My daughter Paige just turned six and is always asking when she’s going to lose a tooth.  She will wiggle teeth and want me to look at them to determine if her tooth really is loose.  She’s all excited about getting the $$$ from the tooth fairy.  Some tips that I

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When should I bring my child in to the dentist for the first time?

| July 25, 2009

I have been asked by several family members, “when should I take my child to the dentist?” I was kind of surprised because I assumed everyone knew. Being a mother of two daughters, they both reacted differently in the chair.  Paige is my oldest and she had her visit at

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What to do when your kid does a face plant. Tooth loss First Aid.

| July 6, 2009

Step One…Don’t Panic.  Of course, that’s what we parents/caregivers do naturally, but keep in mind that a blow to the head or the mouth usually looks far worse than it really is.  There will likely be blood, but the child will be less frightened if you stay clam and in

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Sugar Overload! Are your kids drinking too much juice?

| June 25, 2009

Kids today are consuming too much juice.  Often they drink juice instead of water, fruits, or vegetables.  Children that drink too much juice may not be hungry when mealtime arrives and will miss out on other important nutrients they would get from food.  For children ages 1 to 3, try

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