Category: Dental Health

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What Are Orthodontic Expanders Used For?

What Are Orthodontic Expanders Used For?   “My daughter is 9 years old and her adult teeth are already crowded. Her upper back teeth...

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Choosing the Right Toothbrush for Your Child – Is A Kids Electric Toothbrush Best?

Choosing the Right Toothbrush for Your Child – Is A Kids Electric Toothbrush Best?   Once again you find yourself in the Oral Health...

Why Are Kids Still Getting Cavities?

  We’re So Well  Informed, So Why Are Kids Still Getting Cavities?   We know more now more than ever about how to prevent...

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Teething Pain – Do Teething Necklaces, Teething Tablets and Teething Pain Medication Work?

Teething Pain   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, last month put out a warning against the use of viscous lidocaine as a numbing...

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How Many Baby Teeth Before You See The Dentist? Just One!

How Many Baby Teeth Before You See The Dentist? Just One!   Beyond all the noble goals listed by the AAPD (see my last blog) as...

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Deep Cleaning Teeth In Kids – Good Habits For Kids Teeth

Deep Cleaning Teeth In Kids – Good Habits For Kids Teeth   As a pediatric dentist, one of the most common questions that I am...

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How Many Teeth Do Adults Have? And How Will They All Fit In There?

How Many Teeth Do Adults Have? And How Will They All Fit In There?   My daughter is soon entering Grade 1, and many friends have asked...

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Healthy Habits For Kids – First Dental Visit By Age One

First Dental Visit by Age One   The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), < American Dental Association (ADA), Canadian...

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Helpful Tips For Weaning Off a Soother

Weaning off a soother can be a stressful time for parents and toddlers. Here’s some helpful age-appropriate tips to get them to go...

When to Have Baby's First Visit to the Dentist

When to Have Baby’s First Visit to the Dentist

The first question that should be asked by any parent, in regards to their child’s teeth, should be: “When should I schedule my...

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How To Get Rid Of Cavities

Oh No! My Child Has a Cavity! Your child has just done an amazing job at the dentist: opened wide, let the hygienist clean all of the...

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Deep Cleaning Teeth With Flossing: How To Create Good Habits For Kids

Deep Cleaning Teeth With Flossing: How To Create Good Habits For Kids   If there is one area of oral hygiene that we all readily admit...

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Preventing Cavities In Children – Fluoride or Non Fluoride Toothpaste?

Preventing Cavities In Children – Fluoride or Non Fluoride Toothpaste?   Do you dread entering the toothpaste aisle at your...

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Kids’ Cavities And How To Get Rid Of Cavities Before It’s Too Late

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Kids’ Cavities And How To Get Rid Of Cavities Before It’s Too Late   Parents want the best for their kids, and...

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Bathroom Battles In Deep Cleaning Teeth – Brushing Strategies

Bathroom Battles In Deep Cleaning Teeth – Brushing Strategies   It’s one thing for your dentist to advise deep cleaning teeth in...

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Help! Is My Baby Having Teething Pain?

Help! Is My Baby Having Teething Pain?   Your once sound sleeper is waking up every hour, he’s irritable, cranky, and has become a...

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When Should I Take My Child To See An Orthodontist?

When should I take my child to see an orthodontist?   The answer may surprise you – age 7!   Parents and friends often ask me...

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Healthy Habits for Kids

A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles Starts Now   As a pediatric dentist, one of the most common questions that I am asked is: “when and how...

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Finger and Thumb Sucking

Finger and Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Habits   Sucking is a natural reflex for an infant – it allows them to know how to feed as...

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They Are Not Just baby Teeth, part 2

When to Start at the Dentist, part 2 of 2 [read Part 1 here] Beyond all the noble goals listed by the AAPD (see my last blog) as reasons...