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How to Choose the Best Pediatric Dentist

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As a parent, you need to make sure there’s a sense of trust between your child and the pediatric dentist. It’s no use going into the first dentist’s office you see and settling for that. You need to know what qualities a good dentist possesses so that you can make an informed decision. The guidelines we’ll provide for you in the following lines will ensure you only get quality service. 1. Where to Start Your Search We talked about trust in the beginning. Ask someone you confide in to recommend you a pediatric dentist. Start with your friends and family. You…

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5 Frequent Questions Parents Ask about Pediatric Dentistry

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Pediatric dentistry can be a huge mystery for some, especially first-time parents. Taking your child to the dentist is already stressful enough. Do you have to think of everything? This is why we’ve compiled a list of questions parents ask us all the time. Why should you worry when others have already done it for you? Read on to find out the answers to the most frequent questions we’ve been hearing. 1. Is My Child Old Enough to Go to the Dentist? The short answer is: Yes! As soon as your child’s first tooth has sprouted, you can get them in for…

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5 Things Your Kids’ Dentist Probably Didn’t Tell You

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The early years of parenthood come along with many challenges and issues to look after. Between changing diapers and educating our kids, it’s easy to lose sight of other important matters like dental care. Many parents tend to think going to a kids’ dentist may not be a priority until the permanent teeth settle in. Sadly, even some doctors fail to educate parents about the importance of healthy teeth. Let’s take a look at five practices you should implement to ensure your kids have a healthy start in life: 1. Get Them Used to Brushing Teeth Early on By “early”, we mean…

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How Can an Orthodontist Improve Your Teenager’s Self-Esteem?

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Teenagers nowadays seem to lack in the self-esteem category. Some of it may stem from a problem with their smile which an orthodontist could correct, no problem. Now, if only teenagers knew the advantages orthodontics could bring to a smile! There is no question regarding the health benefits of straighter teeth, but teens will not care for those. Instead, you should make them aware of the attitude their peers will have when they get their movie star smile. Here’s what you can do: 1. Remind Them How Good They’ll Feel with a Healthy Smile At their age, teenagers are self-conscious about…

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Is Your Child Afraid of the Childrens Dentist? These 5 Tricks Will Help

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It is rare to find a child that isn’t afraid of a childrens dentist. If your child is anxious about going to an appointment, there is a few things you can do to calm them down. 1. Get Them Started Early If you haven’t taken your child to a dental practitioner yet, you may not know how to act. Fortunately for you, the younger they start, the faster they get used to the bi-annual visits! Experts such as Dr. Rhea Haugseth recommend you start their dentist visits from as early as when they’re one-year-old. 2. Don’t Give Them the Details Kids…

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How to Help Your Kids Manage with Pediatric Dentistry Anxiety

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Every single parent out there knows how difficult kids can be when taking them to the dentist. Even resorting to pediatric dentistry doesn’t do much to alleviate their fears.  Well, with our advice, you’ll be able to put all this drama behind you. We want what’s best for your kids health-wise, so we’ve decided to offer some helpful tips. Here’s how you can manage your kids’ anxiety when taking them to a pediatric dentist: 1. Don’t Keep Them Out of the Loop Children are inquisitive by nature, and they hate it when adults don’t tell them what’s going on. That’s why…

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How to Choose the Best Pediatric Dentist for Your Kids

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When you take your children to the dentist, you naturally want to see the best pediatric dentist there is.  After all, your kids deserve the best dental health care available.  Unfortunately, finding the right pediatric dentist is not always that easy. Most of the time, parents are not sure what factors to take into consideration. That usually results in confusion and postponing the dental check-ups. Something like that should never be done, as they’re vital for a child’s dental development. Well, we’re here to help you out. Here are some things you need to do to make sure you have…

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Parents’ Habits That Can Effect Infant Oral Health Care

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By Vishant Nath DMD It’s never too early to begin considering your child’s oral health care. From birth, your baby’s oral health is being determined by a variety of factors. There are some easy guidelines to follow to put your baby on a pathway to good oral health. As soon as your baby’s new teeth erupt from their gums, they are susceptible to cavities. Cavities are caused by an overabundance of the bacteria mutans streptococci (MS) in the mouth. Even before your baby has teeth, these bacteria can be present in their mouth. As a parent, there are two main…

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Dental Treatment Options

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By Vishant Nath DMD A visit to the pediatric dentist can sometimes result in a diagnosis for dental treatment for your child. This may not be what you were expecting as a parent. But it’s important to realize that there are many options available to you in getting your child’s dental health back on track. In many cases, pediatric dental treatment can be performed rather quickly in the office. There are a couple of goals that the pediatric dentist has for a dental treatment appointment. First, the dentist wants to make sure that the treatment is done well to remove…

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First Visit by the First Birthday

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One of the most commonly asked questions from parents of very young children is, “When do I need to bring my child for their first dental appointment?” Parents are often surprised to hear that the recommendation is that children see a dentist within 6 months of getting their first tooth. There are several reasons behind this recommendation. Just as it’s important early in a baby’s life to establish a trusting relationship with a pediatrician, it’s important to find a pediatric dentist. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry promotes the “First Visit by the First Birthday” policy. As soon as a…

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