The Toddler and The Toothbrush: Three Steps to Developing Healthy Dental Hygiene for Your Toddler

 

With my toothless 7-month old son already exhibiting copious amounts of free will, I fear the battle that is getting a toddler to brush their teeth. I decided to prepare now. My advice to others with wildly sweet yet wildly powerful babies is summarized in three suggestions: 1) start early, 2) create a routine, and 3) make it fun.

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Your Child has Dental Anxiety? Here’s What You Should Do

Is your child afraid of the dentist? Fear not! We know a few crucial tips to get them into the dentist’s office and ease their dental anxiety.

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Dental Health for Kids Made Simpler

Getting your kids to practice good dental hygiene can be a little like pulling teeth. But here are some tips to help make dental health for kids a bit simpler.

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15 Clever Ideas for Helping Your Child Visit the Dentist

Taking children to the dentist can be stressful. But there are ways to make dental appointments less scary. Read these clever ideas to avoid tears and tantrums. 

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8 Tips to Get Your Anxious Kid Into the Dentist Chair

Is your child having trouble overcoming the “fear factor” of dental visits? No worries —we have the tips and tricks to help you out.

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What Happens to Your Teeth After Eating Something Sugary?

Updated August 19, 2016

I have a sweet tooth, do you? Do you have to have a spot of something sweet after a meal? Is chocolate your best friend? Do you crave sugar? I have had a sweet tooth since I was a little kid and it caused a lot of problems in my mouth and for my parent’s wallet. I know a lot of other people have the same sweet tooth and the same financial issues when it comes to paying to have all those rotted teeth fixed.

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Brushing Through Childhood: 5 Milestones

Updated August 17, 2016

Dental health in children is crucial. It is something you need to be aware and alert to their entire lives to make sure their teeth are coming in at the appropriate times, they are taking care of them by brushing and flossing, and they are happy and pain-free. 

Even before your child’s first tooth appears, you may be wondering about dental milestones. You may also be wondering how you will afford the dental care your child needs. Although every child develops at a slightly different pace, below is a guide to important childhood milestones and when to expect them.

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Wisdom Teeth: When to Act and What to Expect

It isn’t uncommon for dentists to recommend that patients have their wisdom teeth removed. Why is wisdom teeth removal often necessary, when is the best time to get your wisdom teeth removed, and what can you expect if you decide to get your wisdom teeth removed?

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How to Protect Your Kids From Cavities This Halloween

October 31 when our little monsters dress up for Halloween to go out and do some trick or treating! What is your child going to be for Halloween this year? Do they have a scary costume or a bright, clever costume? Do they only go to places that they know, or are they allowed to go down a street without adult supervision? How much candy do they get to eat on Halloween and the days to follow? This is a critical question for parents as Halloween is the season that brings a lot of children to the dentist.

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Teach your kids good oral health techniques for life

Updated August 19, 2016

What is one of the many things kids don’t want to do every day? If you said brush their teeth, you are correct.  Most, but not all, children do not enjoy brushing their teeth at night or in the morning. They are so busy learning, wanting to play, and becoming independent; they don’t have time to brush their teeth. Oral health in a child needs to start early. The best way to do this is teaching them young.

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