ages 3 – 5

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When Should My Child Start Using Mouthwash?

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The use of fluoride mouthwash is recommended for children ages 7 and older, provided the child can perform the activity....

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Ditch the bottled water

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Did you know that your bottled water habit could indirectly promote tooth decay? Of course bottled water doesn’t contain sugar...

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Why should I take my child to a Pediatric Dentist?

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A pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat a child who is having his or her first  dental visit, treating...

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What about bottles and Sippy cups?

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Your child should never be allowed to take a bottle or Sippy cup to bed filled with milk or juice. ...

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Is my child getting enough fluoride?

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The answer is most likely yes, but your pediatric dentist can help you evaluate your child.  Most water sources in...

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What role does sugar play in tooth decay?

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There are three things needed to produce a cavity: bacteria, a susceptible tooth (not sealed) and sugar.  Everyone has some...

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What kind of toothpaste is best?

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Any fluoridated children’s toothpaste approved by the ADA (American Dental Association) will work well.  Your child may have a preference...

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What is a Pediatric Dentist?

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Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of infants, toddlers, children and teens.  After...

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What is a topical fluoride treatment?

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A topical fluoride treatment is applied at the dentist office after your child has received a professional cleaning. Usually a...

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What if my child cuts or bites her tongue, lip or cheek

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A cut or bitten tongue, lip, or cheek can lead to bleeding, swelling and discomfort.  There are several things you...