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5 Common Dental Questions Answered by an Experienced Pediatric Dentist

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Parents who come into our practice have one thing in common: they want what’s best for their kids. This is our goal, too. Because we want to do all we can to help, we decided to answers some of the most common questions we get in our office. After all, who better to answer than an experienced pediatric dentist? An Experienced Pediatric Dentist Answers 5 Common Dental Questions While there are many questions parents ask their children’s dentist, there are five common questions we answer regularly. 1. How Important are Dental Visits? When kids see a pediatric dentist, they have…

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What to Look for in a Pediatric Dentist for your Kids

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As a parent, you consider it your job to look out for the best for your kids and so you want them to have the best in healthcare treatment.  This includes giving them proper dental care. Of course, you know their growing up stage is important so you want to start a program that will include caring for their teeth, especially in their toddler years. For most children, they often feel challenged when it is time for a dental visit. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when looking for a pediatric dentistry for your kids to make…

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The Advantages of Pediatric Dentistry for Children and Parents

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Medicine is medicine, right? Wrong. Kids and adults have very different needs for the treatment they receive from their doctor for their health and well-being. This is especially true for dental health and good oral hygiene. Children’s dental care is a specialized field, which requires specific training, tools, treatment, and medical knowledge. All of which work to make the procedures being performed as efficient, effective, and stress-free as possible for both parents and children. The field of children’s dentistry is called pediatric dentistry. Pediatric dentists are trained to address dental issues in newborns to help retain a healthy smile all…

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Let’s Talk About Children’s Dental Coverage

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Will “Repeal and Replace” Affect Your Dental Coverage? Many individuals and families in the US, face overwhelming difficulties in acquiring a sufficient dental plan and health coverage. This demographic amounts to over two-thirds of the population. The vast majority of this demographic includes marginalized individuals of ethnic minorities, people with preexisting conditions or chronic illnesses, senior citizens, and the growing population of low-income families. This lack of a dental plan and accessible coverage is a major contributor to both the imbalance of oral disease and general illness which the people of these demographics bare. Contributors to this hardship can include;…

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How Does the Best Orthodontist Put Braces On?

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The best orthodontist is the one able to inspire trust and a sense of tranquility. But going beyond this rather subjective criterion, parents should look at how orthodontists do their job. Since this is difficult to do, an idea would be to be aware of how braces are attached and then ask the orthodontist for details. The Standard Steps to Follow When putting braces on, orthodontist procedures imply two stages: the placement and the bonding. The steps your kids’ orthodontist will follow are: teeth polishing with a non-flavored paste application of a cheek retractor – it enables a dry field to operate on and a…

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How a Local Dentist Would Explain Tooth Anatomy to Kids

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Healthy habits are formed starting at a young age. This includes dental hygiene as well. It’s essential to do our best to teach our children the importance of proper dental care and its long-term benefits. Because most of you are not dentists, we decided to go ahead and explain tooth anatomy just like a local dentist would. The purpose of this article is to help you explain tooth anatomy to your kids without sounding too serious. If they understand the role of their teeth, then they will know what will happen if they don’t take care of them. Let’s see what tooth anatomy is…

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Local Dentist: Everything You Want to Know About Pulling Out Baby Teeth

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Do you remember the time your baby teeth started falling out? Most likely it was both an exciting and slightly terrifying time. Maybe you managed to do it with the help of your parents or your local dentist. But now you have your own kids and the whole process looks different. You want to make it as seamless as possible for your child – and with good reason. If you don’t have time to talk at length with a pediatric orthodontist about this, read further and get prepared for handling the whole baby teeth situation like a pro. How Soon Should…

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How to Help Your Kids Overcome Their Fear of Pediatric Dentistry

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Regular visits to the dentist should be a part of every child’s life. Introducing your kid to pediatric dentistry early on will put your child on a pathway of a lifetime of excellent oral health. However, most children don’t enjoy the thought of going to the dentist from the get-go. We’re also sure nobody enjoys kicking and screaming much either. Want to get your youngster from under the covers and into the practitioner’s chair without too much of a fuss? You’ll find some helpful tips below. How to Survive the First Pediatric Dentistry Checkup Don’t worry, we’re exaggerating for effect….

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A Parent’s Handy Guide to the Different Types of Kids Braces

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Sadly, it used to be common for children to pick on each other for wearing kids braces. But now, with over 4.5 million people in the U.S. wearing them, the stigma has subsided. Especially since only 25% of those four million are adults. It also helps that different types of braces (other than metal) have been developed. Many kids and teenagers dread the thought of wearing metal ones. This can sometimes lead to them developing certain self-esteem issues. The alternatives you will read about in this article are likely to help alleviate those feelings. Not to mention they’ll fix any irregularities that might…

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Dentistry for Kids: Manage Their Anxiety with These 4 Tips

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When it comes to dentistry for kids, pretty much every parent knows how difficult it can be to convince your little ones everything is okay. After all, most kids assume even a normal dental check-up is bad news.  So, it’s important you know how to handle the situation. Otherwise, your kids can end up developing irrational fears of the dentist. What’s there to do, then? Well, we’ve put together a list of four ideas you can try to soothe your child’s fear of the dentist: 1. Be Truthful with Them, and Always Keep Them Informed One mistake many parents make is not…

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