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Early Orthodontics: Braces for Children

Blog Highlights:
  • Orthodontic treatment can be performed on children as young as age 6
  • Some conditions require early treatment to avoid long-lasting issues
  • It is important to help children take good care of their teeth while they have braces
Orthodontic treatment is usually reserved for older children, teenagers, and adults; however, in some cases, young...
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Early Orthodontics: Other Procedures

Blog Highlights:
  • Other early intervention orthodontic treatments may be used when the child is still young
  • The palatal expander is a device that helps expand a child's upper dental arch
  • Space maintainers can help keep proper teeth alignment
In addition to early braces, other early intervention orthodontic treatments may be used when the child is...
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Thumb Sucking: What You Need To Know

Blog Highlights:
  • Thumb or finger sucking is common, and even normal, among babies and young children
  • Prolonged sucking can lead to changes in the mouth
  • Talk to your child's dentist about your concerns
Thumb or finger sucking is common, and even normal, among babies and young children. Most children suck their thumb or finger as...
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Avoid Fruit Juice Before Age 1

Blog Highlights:
  • Labels such as “no added sugar” and “100% juice” give parents a false idea
  • Juice can wreak havoc on children's teeth and can contribute to obesity
  • If a child is old enough to eat solid food, give them the sliced, diced, or whole piece of fruit
Who isn't guilty of filling their child's...
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What Family Guardians should do for Oral Health?

Blog Highlights:
  • Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is very important. But you should know that the same thing should also apply to the rest of your family.
  • Family guardians will have to teach the rest of the family the value of maintaining the proper oral hygiene practices.
  • In most cases, they might have to...
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Teens and Oral Health

Blog Highlights:
  • Oral health is a matter that should concern all of us simply because tooth decay can happen to anyone at any age
  • Teenagers today should know that brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing once per day is a great way to keep their teeth in good condition for a lifetime
  • The...
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Knowing when your Child should see the Dentist

Blog Highlights:
  • Children need to have their first dental checkup as soon as the first tooth erupts
  • The dentist will need to check the baby’s tooth in order to assess its condition as well as to check the overall condition of the child’s mouth
  • The first checkup is also the best time for you to...
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The Importance of Baby Teeth and How to Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Blog Summary:
  • Tooth decay can start as soon as your baby's first teeth come in
  • Baby teeth work as place holders until the permanent teeth are ready
  • The likelihood of tooth decay increases when a baby's teeth are subject to sugary liquids for long periods of time, including breast milk
Even though your baby's teeth will...
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