A child in the outdoors with her thumb on her mouth

Thumb Sucking: How It Affects Kids’ Teeth

Thumb sucking is a common childhood habit that usually starts in infancy. Pediatricians estimate that about 75% of newborn infants suck their thumbs, and some continue thumb sucking into childhood. In the US, the majority of children who stuck their thumbs will stop on their own, without any intervention, between […]

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How Long Should Kids Brush Their Teeth?

Comprehensive dental care is an essential part of a child’s health. From the day that an infant’s first tooth erupts, parents can reinforce healthy dental hygiene habits, including brushing teeth.  The length of time that a child should brush their teeth is 2-3 minutes, at least twice a day. Of […]

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21st Century: How Pediatric Dentistry Has Evolved

Do you ever wonder what would have happened if your child had a cavity in the Middle Ages? Tooth extraction was the name of the game well into the 19th century. Unfortunately for those living in medieval times, there weren’t true medical surgeons of any type. In fact, Barbers doubled […]

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The Parent’s Ultimate Guide to Dental Sealants

Any dentist will tell you — regular brushing and flossing are the best ways to ensure your child has healthy teeth. But what if these two things aren’t enough? Despite having good habits, some kids still end up with tooth decay and cavities. You and your child haven’t done anything […]

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7 Surprising Consequences of Teeth Crowding in Kids

Crooked teeth in children have consequences that go beyond how straight their pearly whites are. Addressing crowded teeth won’t just help you save your child from feeling self-conscious about their appearance, but it can also improve their health down the line.  Adults can look to themselves as examples. If you’ve […]

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8 Creative Ways to Help Your Child Brush Their Teeth

Many parents dread getting their children to brush their teeth. Sometimes, it comes down to convincing them by any means necessary, which might include a bribe, trick, negotiation tactic, or simply begging and pleading.  We have a few fun kid hacks for oral health to the rescue. These easy tips […]

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Caroline Hernandez

The 8 Best Ways to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

It’s never too early to help your child develop healthy oral hygiene habits that they will carry with them throughout their lives. There are many things you can do at home to help your child maintain great oral health between dental visits. Here are 8 ways to protect your child’s […]

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How to Find an Amazing Pediatric Dentist

Looking for the perfect pediatric dentist for your little (or growing) one? Whether you’ve recently moved, you want to find a new provider, or your child has come of age for their first dentist appointment, finding the right pediatric dentist can be tricky. But it doesn’t have to be!  The […]

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How to Help Your Child Look Forward to Going to the Dentist

It’s a fact: too many kids hate going to the dentist. There are many reasons for them to be less than thrilled with a dental visit, ranging from fear of pain to stress brought on by the loud sounds and sharp instruments found in the office.  Did you know that […]

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How to Take a Holistic Approach to Pediatric Dentistry

If you brush and floss your teeth every day, you’ll have a healthy mouth, right? Not necessarily. For many adults and children, poor oral health can be a sign of a bigger problem or a systemic disease. In young children, it’s important to know if something else is causing a […]

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