30Nov
2015
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Preventive Dentistry: Your Kid's Best Option

Preventive Dentistry: Your Kid’s Best Option

Here at the Kids Dentistry Center we place a great deal of emphasis on preventive dentistry for children and it’s something that we talk about extensively to all parents and caregivers as well as with older children who are able to grasp its importance. We have seen firsthand how good preventive dentistry can help a […]

24Nov
2015
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Childhood Caries and Passive Smoke Exposure

Childhood Caries and Passive Smoke Exposure

Childhood caries is a particular problem in developed countries with a rate of 20.5% in children aged between 2 and 5 in the United States. There is a number of very effective ways for parents and caregivers to reduce the risk of early childhood tooth decay in kids. Prevention methods commonly used at the Kids Dentistry Center include restricting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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