4 Tips for Holiday Snacking

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

4 Tips for Holiday Snacking

Happy holidays!

We all love food during the holidays, but here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we want to make sure all the food doesn’t add up to dental problems for your kids.  Here are a few tips to enjoy holiday food and keep your healthy smile:

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What’s a Cavity?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

What’s a Cavity?

Parents are always on the lookout for cavities, but what exactly are they?  This posts gives a more in-depth look on this common childhood ailment.

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Cheese and Your Child’s Teeth

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Cheese and Your Child’s Teeth

We’ve long known that dairy products contain high amounts of calcium, which can help make strong teeth, but did you know eating cheese can also improve your child’s dental health?

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What is Gingivitis?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

What is Gingivitis?

You’ve probably heard of gingivitis in a toothpaste commercial, but you might only have a vague idea of what it is.  Our latest blog post gives more concrete details on this common dental problem.

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What Should You Consider a Snack?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

What Should You Consider a Snack?

Here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we see all sorts of kids at various stages of their development.  Many times we ask parents what their kids’ eating habits are so we can make recommendations for better dental health.  One thing that frequently comes up is snacking.

We define snacking as any time a child eats or drinks anything besides water.  This means that if your child drinks milk or juice in between meals, we consider it a snack.  The reason?  Any food or drink (besides water) that coats the teeth can cause tooth decay.

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Sugar’s Effect on Teeth

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Sugar’s Effect on Teeth

As parents, we all know that sugar isn’t good for our kids’ health.  Dentists always tell us to reduce our children’s sugar intake.  But why is that?  Here’s a quick breakdown on how sugar affects your teeth.

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School’s in Session: Making Brushing Part of Your Routine

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

School’s in Session: Making Brushing Part of Your Routine

With school back in session, families settle back into familiar routines: bedtimes, drives to school, and homework time.  As your kids get used to their new routines, make sure brushing at least twice daily is part of it.  Here are some tips to make it happen:

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Eating Toward Healthier Teeth

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Eating Toward Healthier Teeth

We all know that eating healthy makes for a better smile, but what exactly does that mean?  Here’s a list of foods and how they help keep your pearly whites looking great:

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The Importance of Baby Teeth

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

The Importance of Baby Teeth

For the parents of an infant, baby teeth is one of those precious milestones to look forward to, alongside first words and steps.  But baby teeth are more than just a page in your child’s scrapbook.  Primary (or baby) teeth are important for many reasons:

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Summertime and Dental Care

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Summertime and Dental Care

Summer is a busy time for kids and parents.  While you are out there enjoying fun in the sun, here are a few dental tips to keep in mind:

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