Preventive Dentistry

Preventive measures are best when it comes to oral health

4 Reasons To Be Proactive, Not Reactive With Your Child’s Oral Health

A Healthy, Cavity-Free Smile for Your Child Has your child had a few cavities or even needed an extraction because of a battle with tooth decay? Or, perhaps, your child has had a cavity-free history so far and you want to be sure it stays that way as they grow older. Whatever your goal may…
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Help your child prevent dental injuries

5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Their Children’s Injuries

Protect your child from dental injuries. Trips, slips, and falls seem to be inevitable in children, but there’s a lot we can do to help limit and prevent them. Check out these 5 tips from Must Love Kids on how you can protect your child from injuries. 1. Encourage play on safe surfaces. Take a…
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Dental sealants protect teeth

Dental Sealants: Protecting the Teeth of America’s Children

Preventing Cavities With Dental Sealants Protecting our children’s teeth is just one of many things we need to do as parents. If your child develops tooth decay, it can mean pain, eating and speaking difficulties, or embarrassment when they smile and lead to more significant problems for their adult teeth down the road. Dental sealants,…
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Kids can achieve good oral health

A Day in the Life of Samantha’s Teeth

Samantha is a happy little girl who lives in Vancouver, Washington. She is happy because she started going to Kindergarten this year and she really enjoys learning new things at school. Samantha especially loves when special guests come to school to teach the kids new things. And this week was exceptionally fun because a dentist…
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What Are Pacifier Teeth and Can They Be Fixed?

Help your child avoid extensive orthodontic problems due to thumsucking and pacifier use. As a parent, the use of a pacifier or thumbsucking (a non-nutritive sucking habit, in psychology terms) are one of the most effective ways to look after a baby and yourself. According to psychology, both activities offer a bubble of comfort, virtually…
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5 Preventive Steps You Can Take for Your Child’s Best Oral Health

We all want what’s best for our kids, and preventive steps can help protect their oral health. Parents will do whatever it takes to protect their children. But parents don’t know everything, and sometimes we don’t see the importance of preventive dentistry to keep our children healthy and their teeth strong. Thankfully, taking care of…
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Is It Safe for My Kid to Have Dental X-Rays?

What Parents Need to Know About the Safety of Dental X-Rays Yes, dental X-rays are a safe screening tool for your little one. Understandably, most parents are still a little skeptical. It’s your job to keep your little one healthy and safe. That’s why in today’s post, we would like to break down dental X-rays,…
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10 Healthy, Fun Easter Treats for Kids and Families

Take advantage of these fun, healthy Easter treats. Holidays are so much fun! However, all too often, they are accompanied by a disappointing trip to the dentist. If we’re not careful, holiday sweets and candies can do a number on our teeth, especially when they are enjoyed for weeks afterward. Make your kids’ dentist proud…
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When Should My Child Wear a Mouth Guard or Night Guard?

Make sure your child’s teeth are protected at all times. Many sports are considered contact sports for a reason; there is a lot of contact, and as such, the chance for injury dramatically increases. Basketball, football, soccer, hockey, cheerleading, baseball, wrestling, volleyball, you name it. If you’re like most parents, you walk a fine line,…
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5 Facts You Should Know About Childhood Cavities

How to Lessen your Child’s Cavity Risk Have you ever read the facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about childhood cavities? The statistics are staggering. Among children between 12 to 19, over half have experienced a cavity in their adult teeth. Over half of younger children between the ages of 6 and…
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