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When a baby tooth extraction is necessary

How Do Dentists Decide If Baby Teeth Need to Be Pulled?

Is Tooth Extraction Necessary? Tooth extraction is relatively rare when dealing with baby teeth. There are many preventive and restorative treatments that can help with just about any dental issues your child might experience. However, baby tooth extraction is sometimes needed, and your dentist can ensure that the appropriate treatment option is chosen. Don’t Hesitate…
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What to expect after braces come off

How to Prepare Your Child For Success After Orthodontic Treatment

Getting a retainer, braces, or any other orthodontic treatment seems to be a right of passage for most young adults. An estimated 45% of children will require braces to fix orthodontic issues such as a misaligned bite. Furthermore, nearly 75% of kids could benefit from braces to straighten their teeth or improve their facial shape. …
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A tongue tie can cause problems later on

3 Orthodontic Problems That Can Result From an Untreated Tongue or Lip Tie

If your baby has a tongue tie (also referred to as ankyloglossia), you likely notice that feeding time isn’t as smooth or enjoyable as you had hoped. This is because when your baby has a tongue tie, it can make it difficult for them to latch on to the breast.  Some parents seek alternative feeding…
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Laser dentistry can help ease anxiety

Does Your Child Have Anxiety During Fillings? Laser Dentistry Can Help

Do you remember the last time you had a filling? If so, you probably remember less about what you wore and your conversation with the dental assistant and more about that loud drill that went to work in your mouth.  Though the sound of the tool wasn’t delightful, you were likely able to mentally drown…
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There are some not so obvious causes of cavities

Top 5 Hidden Causes of Cavities in Kids to Be Aware Of

We all know the most common causes of cavities in kids and adults. Cavities are usually the result of consuming too many sugary and starchy foods, and excessive bacteria from those foods results in a buildup of dental plaque and saliva. As an example, sugary and starchy foods such as juice, cake, candy, soda, cereal,…
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Myths about braces

Braces Can Rust and 9 Other Braces Myths Debunked

Do You Believe These Braces Myths? Braces have been the most common way to straighten teeth for decades. But despite their popularity, there’s still a lot of strange stories and weird myths that kids hear from friends, parents, or even television shows. Although most of these myths are harmless, it’s important to know the truth…
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Know the foods to eat with braces

10 Tasty Foods You Can Still Eat With Braces

How to Eat Healthy With Braces Most kids will need to wear braces for a year or two, so that means they’ll need to stick with a braces-friendly diet for a while. While wearing braces, it’s important to keep sugar to a minimum and try to eat a diet that’s nutritious, varied, and typically softer,…
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Connection between tongue ties and sleep apnea

The Connection Between Tongue Ties and Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Kids Did you know that children can experience obstructive sleep apnea just like adults? Although the symptoms in adults and children share many similarities, one significant cause tends to happen much more frequently in children: tongue ties. Let’s take a closer look at the relationship between tongue ties and sleep apnea…
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Preventive dentistry is important for your child

Preventive Dentistry Is Just as Important When it Comes to Baby Teeth

Caring for your child’s baby teeth will set them up for a lifetime of oral health.  Oral health is one of the most important areas in which to build a solid foundation for your children early on. That means teaching your child about oral hygiene and ensuring they get the essential preventive dentistry they need…
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Prevent baby bottle tooth decay.

What Is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay and How Do I Prevent It?

Tooth Decay Caused by Bottles and Pacifiers As a parent with an infant or toddler, using bottles and pacifiers is a normal part of caring for your child. Bottles are undoubtedly essential for feeding, and pacifiers are useful soothing tools to keep your baby comfortable. But did you know these two objects could increase your…
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