What to Do When Your Child’s Tooth Gets Knocked Out

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EEEK! You got a tooth knocked out!? Moms, around this time you may be having fun putting together a beautiful holiday meal while your little one is running about somewhere in the distance. Regardless of the season, there’s one scary dental detail you may not have thought about: your child knocking out a tooth! It […]

Reducing Children’s Dental Phobias, Part 2: The Distraction Technique

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Another method of behavioral management commonly used by pediatric dentists is known as the distraction technique.  This technique distracts a child from something they may feel uncomfortable with while refocusing their attention on a more positive and competing sensory experience.  One example of this technique that is often used is when administering injections for dental […]

Reducing Children’s Dental Phobias, Part 1: The Tell-Show-Do Technique

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It is well understood that dental anxieties and phobias in adults result in the avoidance of dental care.  Furthermore, it is often the case that dental fears in adults are caused by unaddressed fears or instilled traumas associated with dental care in children.   Pediatric dentists receive specialty training in a variety of psychotherapeutic interventions to help […]

Sweets For Long Lasting Teeth

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Whether your kids are busier than ever or are “bored”around the house, smart snacking choices can be difficult to come by. I highly recommend taking advantage of the delicious seasonal fruits of summer for healthy snacking. Berries, cantaloupe, mango, Valencia oranges, peaches, watermelon, guava, passionfruit, avocado are all in peak season in July and August. […]

Selecting the Right Toothbrush for Every Age and Stage

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Infancy It’s important to get your baby used to you cleaning their mouth by making oral hygiene a part of the daily routine. Every evening before dressing them in their pajamas, use a toothbrush designed for infants to massage their gums. You’ll find that they might enjoy chewing on the silicone, which may help soothe […]

Being Prepared for Sports Injuries and Falls

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It’s summertime and our kids are ready to have fun! For many kids, this means playing sports and swimming outside. (Don’t forget the sunscreen!) Part of being prepared for playing a game means having the right equipment. This includes protecting your shins, skin, eyes, and of course, your teeth. Using a mouth guard is a […]

Orthodontic Emergencies

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With spring break times drawing to a close, it won’t be long before the kids are out for summer.  And for many families, that means one thing: vacation time!  When planning for your family vacation, we would like to remind our families of patients with braces what to do to best prepare for any potential […]

Pediatric Dental Whitening Techniques

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If possible, the easiest way of having beautiful white teeth is to keep them from discoloring in the first place.  When it comes to kids teeth, the 2 most common types of discoloration are: Intrinsic Discoloration – This type of discoloration is caused when the supportive structure of the tooth (underlying dentin) darkens or develops […]

 
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