Preventive Dentistry

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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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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What to do for your kids' tooth health

6 Tooth To-Dos for Kids

Top Tips for Kids’ Tooth Health Once your adult teeth come in, you have them for life. Taking proper care of your teeth should be a top priority. Starting out with the right habits can help kids build a solid foundation to keep their teeth healthy as they continue to grow. Even children who still…
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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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