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Dr. Louis Surace Pediatric Dentistry
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Flosing young teeth can be hard, especially if your child has new permanent teeth with wide gaps. Dental tape is a great solution to floss teeth with larger gaps. Dental tape is wide and flat and designed to be gentle on exposed gums. The width of dental tape makes it easier for small hands to grasp it, and makes it more forgiving when children use too much pressure while flossing. #ToothLove
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X-rays were discovered in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, who was a Professor at Wuerzburg University in Germany. The first dental X-ray was taken in 1987, when Trophy Radiology in France introduced the world's first intraoral X-rays imaging sensor. #DentalFAQ #DentalHistory
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Most children willingly give up their pacifier around age 3 or 4. But if your child is having a hard time bailing on the binky, try substituting their pacifier with another comforting item like a soft blanket or a stuffed animal. If an item doesn’t work, try easing their grief with soft singing, gentle swinging, or rocking them in a chair. #ToothLove
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children. These tablets have not been evaluated by the FDA for safety for efficacy – nor have they been evaluated for effectiveness. If your child is extra fussy during their teething period, then call or visit our office for some safer alternatives. #Toothlove
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We see children with Frappuccinos and similar drinks all the time. But aside from ordering them caffeine free, did you know that they’re also incredibly high in sugar? Sugar is notoriously destructive for teeth, and you want to limit your child’s sugar intake. You would never give your child 19 packets of sugar, yet that’s exactly how much sugar is contained in a single Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino! #Toothlove
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Did you know that a glass of milk can help save a knocked out tooth? Water will cause the root cells of the tooth to swell, while leaving it dry will cause them to shrink. A shift in either direction will make the tooth more difficult to put back, but milk maintains the correct fluid balance in the root cells of the tooth giving it the best chance at being saved. #DentalFAQ
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Did you know that most mouthwashes contain some form of fluoride to protect against tooth decay? They can also contain other active ingredients to keep plaque, gingivitis, and other oral problems at bay. #DentalFAQ
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Did you know that as pediatric dentists, we are specifically trained to care for your child's oral health throughout the various phases of childhood? After dental school, we go through additional training to learn how to care for children from infants up through their teenage years; when the most change occurs. Ask us how we're uniquely qualified to take care of your child!
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Did you know that dental implants have been around for thousands of years? The ancient Phoenicians used gold wire attached to teeth carved from ivory and archaeologists have even found pieces of stone used to replace teeth! Modern implants really started in the second half of the 20th Century. Today, most implants are made with a titanium or zirconium base. #DentalHistory #DentalFAQ
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Did you know that The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that community water fluoridation is one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century? That’s because it helps prevent cavities and fortify enamel. Try drinking a glass of tap water to get your extra dose of fluoride today. #NCDHM #ToothLove
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