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 […]

04Aug
2015
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Skipping Breakfast Can Give Teens Bad Breath

Skipping Breakfast Can Give Teens Bad Breath

Does your teen frequently go without breakfast? If you struggle to get them to eat the first meal of the day, then perhaps the results of a new study will help change their mind. Research carried out by the International Journal of Dental Hygiene has shown that teenagers who chose to go without breakfast were […]

28Jul
2015
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Restoring Damaged Baby Teeth with Pediatric Crowns

Restoring Damaged Baby Teeth with Pediatric Crowns

Your kid’s milk or baby teeth are meant to last until their adult teeth are ready to erupt which is only really a few years. In spite of this we often find that kids teeth will fail too quickly, sometimes due to some sort of trauma or knock to the tooth while other times it’s […]

21Jul
2015
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Dental Fears Are No Joke: Helping Kids Cope with Anxieties

Dental Fears Are No Joke: Helping Kids Cope with Anxieties

It’s not uncommon for children to become anxious when they first visit a pediatric dentist. Dental fears can arise if a young child has already had a bad experience in the dental chair, or they can be learned. If children see their parents or caregivers becoming fearful or anxious before dental care appointments then they […]

15Jul
2015
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Does Your Kid Have an Eating Disorder? Visit a Dentist

Does Your Kid Have an Eating Disorder? Visit a Dentist

Eating disorders can be extremely serious and may affect not only general health but also dental health. Some children will develop anorexia, where they have an irrational fear of becoming overweight and refuse to eat adequate calories. Other children will develop bulimia, where they will overeat or will binge eat before purging the excess food […]

06Jul
2015
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Kids Dentistry Center: Healthy Snacks for Healthy Teeth

Kids Dentistry Center: Healthy Snacks for Healthy Teeth

Busy kids often need snacks in between meals, but it can be tricky to make sure they give them plenty of energy to get through the day while still being beneficial for general and dental health. So what are the top choices for healthy snacks? Fresh Fruit Fresh fruits can contain quite high amounts of sugars, but […]

29Jun
2015
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Acid Erosion and How It Can Affect Your Child's Teeth

Acid Erosion and How It Can Affect Your Child’s Teeth

As a parent you probably want to keep your child’s teeth strong and healthy and free from decay but this isn’t always that easy. Here at the Kids Dentistry Center we often see young children with extensive tooth decay, a situation that is upsetting for both the child and parent or caregiver. So how can you […]

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