Pediatric Dentistry

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Pediatric Dentistry Appointment

Pediatric Dentistry
8/14/2019

According to the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should have their first dentist appointment by the time they are one year old or before if their first tooth erupts. Periodic visits beginning in the first year of life can get help your child develop a “dental home” where they can feel comfortable and safe at their dental appointment. If you have never taken a child to the dentist, you’re probably wondering how it works and what the appointment will entail. In this post, we will discuss what to expect at your child’s first pediatric dentistry appointment.

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Four Ways to Encourage Your Child to Brush and Floss Their Teeth

Pediatric Dentistry
9/14/2017

Most parents know that it’s not easy getting their young children to practice dental hygiene. Trying to get your child to brush and floss can often result in tantrums and tears. It’s so important to instill in them the importance of brushing and flossing at a very young age. Turning dental hygiene into a habit is not only a necessary part of limiting conflicts during brushing time, but it also means that they’re more prepared to have better habits as they get older and more independent. 

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Five Tips and Techniques for Effectively Brushing Your Teeth

Pediatric Dentistry
12/8/2016

1. Use the right toothbrush

For most people a soft toothbrush is the right choice. It cleans your teeth without damaging your gums or enamel. Oftentimes, stiffer bristles can cause damage especially for those who tend to brush more aggressively. You should always consult your dentist to see what kind of toothbrush is right for you. 

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