Ages 3 to 5

Ages 3 to 5

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When Should My Child Start Using Mouthwash?

The use of fluoride mouthwash is recommended for children ages 7 and older, provided the child can perform the activity.…

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Ditch the bottled water

Did you know that your bottled water habit could indirectly promote tooth decay? Of course bottled water doesn’t contain sugar…

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Why should I take my child to a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat a child who is having his or her first  dental visit, treating…

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What about bottles and Sippy cups?

Your child should never be allowed to take a bottle or Sippy cup to bed filled with milk or juice. …

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Is my child getting enough fluoride?

The answer is most likely yes, but your pediatric dentist can help you evaluate your child.  Most water sources in…

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What role does sugar play in tooth decay?

There are three things needed to produce a cavity: bacteria, a susceptible tooth (not sealed) and sugar.  Everyone has some…

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What kind of toothpaste is best?

Any fluoridated children’s toothpaste approved by the ADA (American Dental Association) will work well.  Your child may have a preference…

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What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of infants, toddlers, children and teens.  After…

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What is a topical fluoride treatment?

A topical fluoride treatment is applied at the dentist office after your child has received a professional cleaning. Usually a…

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What if my child cuts or bites her tongue, lip or cheek

A cut or bitten tongue, lip, or cheek can lead to bleeding, swelling and discomfort.  There are several things you…

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What if my child Chips or Breaks a Tooth?

A chipped or broken tooth requires an immediate trip to the dentist office, even if the tooth is not a…

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How safe are dental x-rays?

There is very little risk in dental x-rays. In order to provide your child with the best possible care, we…

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What should I do if my child has a toothache?

The first thing you can do is have him/her rinse with warm salt water. A cold compress on the face…

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What about thumb sucking and pacifiers? Will these habits affect my child’s teeth?

Thumb sucking and pacifier use usually do not cause problems unless your child continues this habit for a long period…

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Night Grinding

Studies have shown that night grinding occurs, in one form or another, in most children. It is usually not a…

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Are baby teeth really important?

Baby teeth, or primary teeth, serve an important role in the development of your child’s overall dental health by providing…

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