When is the Right Time to Have Your Child Evaluated for Braces?

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Your child’s pediatric dentist can help you determine the right time to have their teeth evaluated for braces. The best-case scenario is that your child’s teeth are perfect and that they don’t need orthodontic work. But for most kids, that is unfortunately not the case. Braces aren’t just about aesthetic appearances; they can also be necessary …

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Updated: January 31, 2024

Are Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedation Enough for My Dental Procedure?

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When you come in for your appointment, we will decide which level of dental sedation is best for you. The reason that many people have a fear of the dentist is that they have had a procedure in the past that didn’t go so well and wasn’t very pleasant. If you are avoiding a dental …

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Updated: January 31, 2024

How a High-Fat Diet Affects Dental Health into Adulthood

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Dental science is only starting to understand how early eating habits affect children’s bodies for a lifetime. The phrase “You are what you eat” is true from birth until death. Dental science is only starting to understand how early eating habits affect children’s bodies for a lifetime. With the increased instances of childhood obesity in …

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Updated: January 31, 2024

The Best Way to Deal with Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

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It can be hard for children to understand anxiety, which is part of what makes it so scary. When you have a child with anxiety or phobias, it may be tempting to avoid things that trigger that anxiety, but this teaches children avoidance rather than management skills. If you want a healthy, well-adjusted child, you’ll …

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Updated: January 12, 2024