Your Child’s First Dental Visit

When your baby’s first teeth appear, it’s an exciting time! There are so many hallmarks in a small child’s life and getting teeth is certainly one of them! The appearance of those first tiny white nubs mean that- before long – your child will be transitioning from just breast milk or formula to baby food…

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FAQ about Your Child’s Baby Teeth

When you have a child – especially your first – everything is new and wonderful! In many instances, you simply don’t know what to expect, so each day brings something amazing and different. From the first coo to those first incredible steps, everything about that little one is miraculous. And that includes those tiny little…

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How to Floss with Braces!

While wearing braces it is even more important to make sure you are brushing and flossing properly. It takes a big commitment to make sure teeth stay healthy.  It will take up to three times as long to clean your teeth but it is very important because there are more surfaces for plaque and bacteria to hide…

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Loose Teeth and What You Need to Know

Many times here at Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry we get asked about loose tooth in children and what a parent should do.  Here are some important tips on what you need to know about loose teeth! What do I do if my child’s tooth is pushed back? Your child’s pediatric dentist must address any variety of…

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When Should Kids Start Flossing?

It is a common question we get asked a lot! Flossing. When do we start? How do we do it? Here at Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry we love to answer questions! It is a part our job to give parents the resources and information they need so their child has the greatest success at having a…

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Causes of Bleeding Gums in Children

Bleeding gums in children are never normal When flossing your toddler’s teeth they may experience some bleeding and even think it’s ok, BUT IT IS NOT!  It is important to understand that bleeding is not normal, for toddlers or adults, and can be a clue that something is wrong. At Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry, we examine…

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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 healthy snacks for my child?

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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