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Adolescent Oral Health Care Guide – Part 2

Adolescent Oral Health Care Part 1 Part 3 Thank you for rejoining us this week as we continue our series, “Adolescent Oral Health Care Guide”. Last week, we started this multi-part series by outlining the fact that the World Health Organization considers those between...

Adolescent Oral Health Care Guide – Part 1

Adolescent Oral Health Care Part 2 Part 3 The World Health Organization identifies the adolescence part of life that occurs immediately after childhood and prior to adulthood where growth and development takes place. This time period typically ranges from the age of...

Smartphones Could Be Destroying Your Teen’s Teeth?

Parents, you know that excessive smartphone use among teens could result in the development of “text neck” and other posture-related problems; however, did you know that these devices could be destroying your teenager’s teeth? Yes, you read that right! According to...

Teen Gum Disease. Know the Signs

In recent years, pediatric dentists have found that teen gum disease is becoming increasingly common. Once believed to be a disease that only affected adults, many teenagers are now receiving this diagnosis. This oral health disease may cause a multitude of...

Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist

  As parents, we know and completely understand that going to the dentist is an important and crucial part of keeping the mouths of our children healthy; however, it often does not rank very high on a child’s list of things that they want to do or enjoy doing. Sitting...

Is Fruit Juice Bad for Children’s Teeth?

While nutritionists state that fruit juices are considered to be healthy for the body and are an optimal choice to the sugary sodas that are currently on the market, is fruit juice bad for children's teeth?  Some say yes. In fact, if a child consumes fruit juices...

What Parents Want to Know About Kids’ Oral Health

The 3 Hottest Topics Among Parents About Kids’ Oral Health It is the responsibility of a parent to ensure the health and safety of their child. This is especially true when it comes to kids’ oral health. By learning as much as possible about kids’ oral health, you can...

Mouthguard for Sports: How to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

As summer draws to a close, the school year is upon us. With that, comes sports season! Parents are purchasing uniforms, helmets, athletic shoes, and special padding that is designed to protect a child while playing contact sports. But there is one piece of protective...

Early Childhood Dental Caries

Early childhood dental caries – which is often referred to as simply “ECC” – is considered a major health concern that is becoming increasingly evident in infants, toddlers, and young children. This is a chronic dental disease that is more evident in children than...

3 Common Mistakes Parents Make with Kids’ Teeth

As parents, we are consistently attempting to take steps that will optimize the oral health of our children. We know that it is important that they brush on a regular basis, that they visit a dentist regularly, and that they consume foods that are part of a healthy...

Top factors for Tooth Decay in Children

These Top Risk Factors Could Put Your Child at Risk for Developing Dental Caries According to pediatric dental professionals, there are several overlapping risk factors that could result in the development of dental caries in a child. Dental caries or tooth decay is...

Oral Health Care for Kids

As a parent and/or caregiver, it is imperative that you ensure the highest level of care when it comes to your child’s oral health. This care should start in infancy. While it is true that the baby teeth will, eventually, fall out, pediatric dentistry has established...