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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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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Helping your child brush their teeth

| July 11, 2008

It’s important to get your child interested in brushing their teeth at a young age because this will build good habits for the future. Most children don’t have enough coordination to properly brush their own teeth until the age of 7 so it’s important for you to supervise the process

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