Month: January 2020

Pros and Cons: Should I Give My Baby a Pacifier?

What You Need to Know About Pacifiers If you’re a new or expectant parent, whether or not you should give your baby a pacifier is one of many decisions you’re probably weighing—and one that’s yours for the making. Though you’re in the driver’s seat with this decision, knowing which route to take is not always…
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When Should My Child Be Evaluated for Braces?

Keeping an eye on the development of your child’s teeth and jaws. When your child’s first permanent teeth start coming in, you may begin to wonder whether or not they’ll need orthodontic treatment and when you should take them in for their first appointment. Everyone’s teeth develop at a slightly different rate, so it’s hard…
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5 Things You Need to Know About Pediatric Orthodontic Treatment

A Parents’ Guide to Pediatric Orthodontics in Vancouver, WA From the first time your child cracked a toothy grin to the day they switched to solid food, you knew how precious their smile was to their self-expression, nutrition, and overall well-being. But while you’ve mastered daily brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits, stepping into pediatric…
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5 Tips for Easing Your Child’s Anxiety About Braces

How does your child feel about orthodontic treatment? If your child is about to get braces, it’s normal for them to be anxious. Even children who are excited to get braces are often nervous about their first couple of appointments, during which the braces are placed and later tightened for the first time. Although you…
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Should My Teenager Still See a Pediatric Dentist?

You want your teen to love going to the dentist. How fast kids grow up—one instant you’re chasing your little ones around the room for bath time and reading them bedtime stories, and the next they’re in high school, taking steps toward college, adulthood, and independence. You have to start planning for—and making—a lot of…
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