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Dental Emergencies

  There are a few things a parent can do to evaluate the emergency and make your child more comfortable.   The first thing to remember is to stay calm. Injuries to the mouth, face and teeth happen frequently in children. Remaining calm and...

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Thumb sucking and pacifiers

This type of sucking is completely normal for babies and young children. It provides security. For young babies, it is a way to make contact with and learn about the world. In fact, babies begin to suck on their fingers or thumbs even before...

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What causes tooth decay in babies and young children?

At your child’s first visit, the main emphasis will be on teaching you how best to take care of your child’s teeth. A big concern is called early childhood caries (also known as baby bottle tooth decay or nursing caries). Children risk severe decay...

Why are Baby Teeth important?

Why are primary teeth (baby teeth) so important?

Primary teeth, or baby teeth, are important to your child’s dental health. Neglected cavities can lead to problems that affect the permanent teeth that are developing. Primary teeth are important for proper chewing and eating, making space for their permanent teeth and guiding them...

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When should my children have their first dental visit?

Early introduction to professional dental care is the key to a lifetime of good oral health. A positive first visit is the first step to prevention of dental disease, early intervention of problems and development of trust in the dental professionals. The American Academy...

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Just as a pediatric medical doctor is trained to care for a child’s medical needs, a pediatric dentist is specially trained for a child’s dental needs. A pediatric dentist is trained in the oral health of children and in dealing with all types of...