12Oct
2015
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How Kids Can Enjoy Halloween Candy and Save Their Teeth

How Kids Can Enjoy Halloween Candy and Save Their Teeth

You can hardly have failed to notice that the stores are packed full of Halloween candy, Halloween related goodies and costumes. It’s a great American tradition and we probably all have very happy memories of this family oriented holiday, but you’ll find pediatric dentists have a slightly different view! While Dr. Marina Krepkh and all […]

07Oct
2015
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Should Your Kid Be Using a Sippy Cup by Now?

Should Your Kid Be Using a Sippy Cup by Now?

By about age one you can begin introducing your child to training or sippy cups, gradually weaning them off a bottle so they can begin transitioning to eventually using a cup. The use of a sippy cup makes this transition process much easier for a young child to cope with rather than to try introducing […]

02Oct
2015
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What If Your Child Has a Tooth Infection?

What If Your Child Has a Tooth Infection?

Infected teeth can be extremely painful so take action if your child begins to complain about toothache. Other symptoms can include a throbbing pain in the affected tooth, and this pain can radiate out towards the rest of the head and neck area, causing sore jaws, earache and muscle tension. A mild toothache that gradually […]

22Sep
2015
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Early Childhood Tooth Decay and How to Prevent It

Early Childhood Tooth Decay and How to Prevent It

Early childhood tooth decay in very young infants and children is often called baby bottle tooth decay. This can develop when babies and very young children are given sweetened liquids to drink over a long period of time or even overnight. These include liquids that contain natural sugars such as fruit juice, milk and formula […]

14Sep
2015
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Fluoride Varnish and Why It's so Important for Kids Teeth

Fluoride Varnish and Why It’s so Important for Kids Teeth

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that children’s teeth should be varnished with fluoride. It suggests that once teeth emerge, fluoride varnish should be applied to all children’s teeth every 3 to 6 months. This recommendation is the only change the committee made for this year and is certainly not a new suggestion. Why […]

07Sep
2015
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Canker Sores in Children: How You Can Help Your Kid

Canker Sores in Children: How You Can Help Your Kid

Canker sores in children can be very painful at worst, and at best they are a nuisance and will cause discomfort. Your kid may develop them on the inside of their cheeks or on their tongue. The sores can look white or gray colored and they might have a red colored border. These sores can […]

01Sep
2015
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Is Chewing Gum Giving Your Kid a Headache?

Is Chewing Gum Giving Your Kid a Headache?

Does your child or teen complain of frequent headaches? Do they often chew gum? There could be a connection. Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal is often seen as being a healthy habit as the action of chewing helps to stimulate saliva flow, reducing acidity in the mouth and helping to wash away excess bacteria […]

25Aug
2015
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Custom-Made Mouthguard to Protect More than Kid's Teeth

Custom-Made Mouthguard to Protect More than Kid’s Teeth

If your kid is a keen sports player, then you might have thought about getting them a sports mouthguard. You are probably already aware that wearing a mouthguard is proven to help reduce the severity of dental injuries, or will hopefully prevent them altogether. However there is increasing evidence that wearing a mouthguard could help […]

17Aug
2015
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Moms Teach Most of Us Our Early Dental Care Habits

Moms Teach Most of Us Our Early Dental Care Habits

Recent research carried out in the United Kingdom found that most times our knowledge of dental care habits comes from our moms. More than two thirds of us are taught how to brush our teeth as children by our mom and apparently we are nearly 4 times as likely to have taught ourselves to brush […]

10Aug
2015
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Avoiding Gum Disease Related Problems During Orthodontics

Avoiding Gum Disease Related Problems During Orthodontics

Lots of children require orthodontic treatment and even though removable braces are becoming more popular, often the best results can be obtained with fixed braces using more traditional brackets and wires. The metal or plastic brackets are attached to teeth and have tracks that hold the arch wires in place. These are the wires that […]

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