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Why Do Toddlers Grind Their Teeth?

Why Do Toddlers Grind Their Teeth?

Of all the problems and challenges that come with having a toddler, grinding teeth may not be the first thing many think of. After all, this is the notorious time known as the “terrible twos,” so parents are usually more concerned with temper tantrums, fussy eating habits, learning to talk, and learning to play with […]

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When to Start Brushing Baby Teeth

When to Start Brushing Baby Teeth

After all the fussiness and difficulties that come with teething, it’s so great to see those first teeth finally come in. When you see your little one smile a toothy little smile, it makes it all worth it. It’s also exciting to know that milestones like solid food and first words are now going to […]

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Toothache Causes

The Top 5 Causes of Toothaches & What to Do Next

Whether you’re a kid or a grown-up, toothaches can be among the worst pains you can experience. Toothaches can be a dull throb, a sharp sting, or both. They can interfere with nearly any daily activity, including eating, drinking, and even breathing. If you have a toothache, you definitely want it to go away, and […]

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What Is Oral Surgery?

What Is Oral Surgery?

Finding out that you or your child needs oral surgery can bring questions and uncertainty for anyone.  It can also be surprising to have the subject of oral surgery brought up during a dental appointment — particularly if you have never undergone or had to consider a procedure before. From wanting to know how extensive […]

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What is a Palate Expander?

What is a Palate Expander?

One of the biggest advantages to starting orthodontic treatment early is the ability to better adjust a child’s bite and jaw alignment. While the bones are still growing, it is easier to encourage the straightening and aligning needed to achieve good outcomes. Palate expanders are one of the devices that can help with early orthodontic treatment, […]

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How to Use a Waterpik

How to Use a Waterpik

Waterpiks® can be intimidating. Whether your dentist has recommended you or your child use one for sensitive gums, or a friend says it changed their life, it can still be tough to know where to start. For many who are used to flossing, using a Waterpik for the first time can feel messy and unwieldy. Once […]

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When Do Kids Start Losing Teeth?

When Do Kids Start Losing Teeth?

Losing teeth is a rite of passage for children. Wiggly teeth, the tooth fairy, and learning to eat and speak with a gap or two are parts of childhood everyone experiences. But once you become a parent, it can be easy to forget exactly when those teeth started to come out. Once your baby’s teeth […]

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What Age Do Kids Get Braces?

What Age Do Kids Get Braces?

Wondering what age kids get braces is a frequent question parents ask when planning future oral health needs. This is especially true if one or more parents had braces themselves, and know it may be likely going forward. No two situations are exactly alike, and some kids may need braces earlier or later than others […]

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Dental Sealants for Kids

Dental Sealants for Kids

 Any parent wants their kid to have good oral hygiene and be cavity free, and it’s important to know about all of the available options for prevention and treatment. Along with brushing, flossing, and avoiding sugar, there are a number of special methods that pediatric dentists use to not just treat tooth decay and […]

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When Should Kids Start Flossing?

When Should Kids Start Flossing?

 Seeing those first baby teeth come in is an exciting time for any parent. Although the difficulties that come with teething are certainly no picnic, it’s great to see the results that come with it. Baby teeth mean that soon your little one will be branching out with the foods they can eat — […]

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How Long Do Braces Take?

How Long Do Braces Take?

One of the biggest questions that many young people have when they find out they will need to wear braces is how long it will take. While everyone wants the end result of straighter teeth and better jaw alignment, most of us want to move on from the maintenance and adjustments that go with wearing […]

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