How Breastfeeding Affects the Oral Health of Your Baby

Breastfeeding and oral health

When a baby is breastfed, the breast milk provides essential nutrients they need to develop properly and thrive and this includes their jaw and teeth. Breastfeeding has proven to have countless benefits for both mother and baby. Most people are aware that breastfeeding protects against eczema and allergies, reduces the risk of certain infections and …

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Updated: February 2, 2022

The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry for Children with Special Needs

Dentist for Children with Special Needs

At The Dental Anesthesia Center, children with special physical or mental needs can receive complete dental care in a comfortable setting. Every child needs to develop good oral hygiene and have routine dental care. However, for children with special needs, they are often at higher risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay, as well …

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Updated: September 28, 2022

Is It OK for Your Teen to Continue Seeing a Pediatric Dentist?


They might already have all their permanent teeth or are waiting for only a few more to appear, but their jaw and facial structures are still growing and changing. Many parents are unsure about when it’s time to take their child to a general dentist instead of a pediatric one. Teenagers are already dealing with …

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Updated: October 17, 2022

Stress-Free Dental Sedation for Children

child at the dentist

Dental problems in children are a cause of concern for any parent. We want to give our little ones the best start in life, and good oral health education starts early on. However, with all our efforts to keep their teeth clean, they may still need a procedure done at the dentist. So how will …

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Updated: April 9, 2020

When Is It Too Soon for My Child to Lose His Baby Teeth?

baby teeth

The natural process of losing baby teeth should be expected somewhere around 6 years of age. Children grow amazingly fast in the first years of life, and parents are sometimes taken by surprise by this rollercoaster of mental leaps and growth spurts that come one after the other. Witnessing such rapid development is a delightful …

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Updated: November 22, 2022

Is My Kid Too Young for an Electric Toothbrush?

electric toothbrush on sink

As medical advice is often updated with the recommendations parents are often confused with the details of oral hygiene during the first few years of their child’s life. Parents nowadays understand that good oral hygiene starts in infancy. How you care for your baby’s first pearly whites can set up the foundation of healthy teeth …

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Updated: September 9, 2019