Does my child need braces?

Taking a short break from our Dental Trauma series, I thought I write about something a little more lighthearted and something that you may already be wondering about for your child. “Does my child need braces?” For the most part, you may already know the answer to this question. You see, most orthodontic problems such…

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Why baby teeth are important!

You may wonder why dentists recommend dental restorations on baby teeth. Aren’t they just going to fall out anyways? While this is true, they serve many important functions prior to being lost. Besides contributing to an esthetic appearance and self-esteem, they are important for: Maintaining space in the jaw for the permanent teeth while guiding…

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What are good snacks my child can have?

Dietary choices not only affect general health and well-being, but dental health as well! Human breast milk has been found to be superior in providing the best possible nutrition for infants. However, as the child grows, other foods are introduced. Once dietary carbohydrates are given to children, ad-lib breast feeding is linked to a higher…

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How teeth affect children’s school performance

Do you know what the most common early childhood disease is? According to National Institutes of Health, dental caries are reported as the most common reason school-aged children are sick. In fact, children are 5 times more likely to develop caries than asthma! Children with poorer oral health are more likely to experience oral pain,…

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What causes toddler cavities?

My toddler has cavities! But why? We have almost all had a cavity at sometime, but why do some get more than others? Here is some information and a few tips to help keep your child cavity free: Cavities, also called caries or “sugar bugs” by pediatric dentists, are caused by The most likely culprit…

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