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Why Do You Want My Child to Wait to Get Braces?

It seems to many parents that children are entering orthodontic treatment at younger ages these days and braces for children is getting a lot more popular.
Because of that, sometimes parents worry that they’re missing out on the best time to correct their children’s orthodontic issues if a...

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How Does Thumb-sucking or Pacifier Use Affect the Bite?

Watching your baby suck his thumb or a pacifier to calm himself can be heartwarming. But many parents wonder when these natural reflexes stop providing calming benefits and start causing problems with their child’s bite.
Thumb sucking is perfectly normal for infants. Most toddlers will stop...

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Understanding the Nightly Grind - Bruxism

What’s a parent to do when the gentle sounds of deep breathing from a sleeping child are replaced by the noise of their teeth grinding together? First, don’t panic. Bruxism – the term for teeth grinding and jaw clenching – is fairly common in children, and it often goes away on its own.
A study...

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Banking on Baby Teeth for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

Baby teeth serve important roles as space holders for their adult counterparts, and for helping children eat properly and speak clearly.
Now there is belief that those baby teeth may serve an important role long after your children have cashed them in with the Tooth Fairy. They just might help...

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Presidential Dental Facts in Honor of Presidents Day


Did George Washington really have wooden teeth? Did FDR call for his missing tooth prior to a fireside chat? Did Ulysses S. Grant leave for six days of battle and carry nothing but his toothbrush?
As President’s Day approaches, these are just a few of the questions we’re thinking about. Get rea...

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Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month with Us in February

Water has been called the driver of nature, the hub of life, and the world’s first and foremost medicine.
Water takes center stage next month when we observe National Children’s Dental Health Month. The slogan for the 2017 campaign is “Choose Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile.”
Tap water is an impo...

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4 Reasons to Establish a Dental Home for Your Children

Home may be where the heart is, but your child’s dental home is where the health is.
“Dental home” is a term that has grown in popularity in the past few years. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines it as the place where all aspects of oral health care can be comprehensively deliv...

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Milk Teeth Eruption and Fall Out Timeline and Why They Are So Important

As your child grows, there is so much to know about, including how to properly care for their teeth from the time they are babies until the last visit from the Tooth Fairy.

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Avoid Cavities this Holiday Season

The holidays are filled with sweet treats, but be sure you maintain proper oral hygiene to avoid cavities
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