Ages 6 to 11

Ages 6 to 11

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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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What are Dental Sealants?

Dental Sealants are a thin plastic-like coating that fill in the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the teeth and…

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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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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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Does my child need a mouth guard to play sports? What kind should I choose?

Yes! Mouth guards should be worn by both children and adults when playing any type of contact sports (football, hockey,…

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What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?

Remain calm. Locate the tooth and pick it up by the chewing surface (not the root). If the tooth is…

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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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When does my child need to be evaluated by an Orthodontist?

The American Academy of Orthodontics recommends that children see an orthodontist by age 7, even if there are no problems.…

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When will my child begin to lose her baby teeth?

Most children begin to lose their primary teeth around age 6, but the timing can vary widely.

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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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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 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 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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