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How Can I Help My Child with Special Needs Practice Excellent Oral Hygiene?

May 17, 2024

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If your child has special needs, it may take a special effort to teach them to practice proper oral hygiene. Young children often lack the fine motor skills necessary to clean their teeth and gums well, and a physical, emotional, intellectual, behavioral, or communication disability can make the matter even more difficult. Here are a few of the ways that have helped people successfully teach oral hygiene to their kids with disabilities.

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How Can I Tell if My Child Is Dehydrated?

May 13, 2024

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Child drinks water

While summer is a wonderful time of year devoid of homework and full of warm weather, barbeques, and adventures, it also comes with an increased risk of dehydration. Drinking enough water is crucial at any stage of life, and dehydration can often be hard to spot in children. Here are a few tips from your dentist for recognizing when your child needs to drink a few more glasses of H2O during the summer months.

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3 Tips to Make Your Child’s Pulp Therapy Less Scary

April 25, 2024

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little boy and dad at the dentist’s office

When taking your child to their dentist’s office, you may be surprised to learn that they need what is known as pulp therapy. The procedure is likely to be referred to as a pulpectomy or a pulpotomy, but no matter the type of treatment required, it can be worrisome for both you and your child. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the fear and instead create a positive experience for your little one before, during, and after their procedure. Keep reading to learn about three unique tips you can use to help your child when they’re receiving pulp therapy.

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Can Swimming Hurt Your Child’s Teeth?

April 3, 2024

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Does your child plan on going swimming all summer long? Swimming is generally considered a safer sport for dental health compared to activities like boxing or football. Even so, prolonged exposure to pool or ocean water can still have consequences for oral health. Continue reading to learn about how the chemicals that are used to maintain pool hygiene can lead to oral health problems

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See You in Six Months: The Recommended Timeframe for Visiting the Pediatric Dentist

March 27, 2024

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little girl seeing her pediatric dentist

As an adult, you know that you’re expected to see your dentist every six months for a dental checkup and teeth cleaning appointment. But what about your child? Do their teeth need the same type of care and attention? The reality is that young smiles are far more prone to cavity development, and catching problems early on is in the best interest of every child. Read on to find out how often your child should see their pediatric dentist so that their smile remains healthy and cavity-free throughout the year.

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Did You Know? 4 Oral Health Facts to Know About Your Child’s Growing Smile

March 7, 2024

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little girl hugging her mom

Parents want what is best for their children. Oftentimes, what we think we know, we don’t. One example of this is oral health and hygiene. While the general rules of brushing and flossing are universally known, other key facts can make a dramatic difference when it comes to helping or hindering your child’s teeth and gums as they grow. Take a few moments to hear from trusted pediatric dentists, Dr. Justin Chan and Dr. Sage Yoo, who explain four oral health facts that can help you take better care of your child’s developing smile.

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Identifying the Link: How Tongue-Tie, Constipation, & Reflux are Connected

February 29, 2024

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father holding a baby

Is your baby experiencing constipation and acid reflux? While it’s not uncommon, it’s certainly not something you want to dismiss, especially if it continues for a prolonged period. The mouth and body are closely connected; in fact, it should come as no surprise that many of the gastrointestinal issues babies experience often start in the mouth. As you struggle to identify the reason for your infant’s discomfort, read on to learn why it might be a tongue-tie that is to blame.

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Saying Goodbye to Teeth: Why Tooth Extraction is Recommended for Children

February 12, 2024

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little girl preparing for tooth extraction

There are multiple reasons why your child might be recommended for tooth extraction. While it might seem like a procedure that is only used for adults, there are instances when removing one or more teeth from young, developing mouths is crucial. Spend some time learning why a pediatric dentist will suggest this type of treatment and how you can prepare your child for what will be an effective way to improve their smile’s future.

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Losing Baby Teeth Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

January 12, 2024

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Child smiles

A child makes an important step in life when they lose their first baby tooth. While people across the world mark the loss of a child’s first tooth as a time to celebrate growing up, many children can experience some anxiety about losing their teeth. After all, these are the only teeth they’ve ever known! Here are a few ways to get your child excited about losing their first tooth, growing up, and taking excellent care of their oral health!

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Crying Baby? Could There Be a Connection Between Colic and a Child’s Lip or Tongue-Tie?

December 21, 2023

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crying baby

While not all babies develop colic, many do, and when it happens, parents are often left exhausted from caring for a little one who is crying non-stop. This unfortunate occurrence can cause individuals to feel helpless as they struggle to help their baby achieve relief. While there are many reasons colic can form, have you considered if your child’s lip or tongue-tie might be the culprit? Read on to find out if there is a connection and what can be done to improve the situation.

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