Tips for Holiday Travel and Dental Health

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

Tips for Holiday Travel and Dental Health

The holidays are upon us, and chances are, you’ve got plans.  Many of our patients will be traveling far and wide to visit Grandma across the state or family in other countries.

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Common Causes of Cavities

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

Common Causes of Cavities

A cavity is a hole in the tooth created by tooth decay.  They can become painful over time and may lead to the destruction of the tooth.  Cavities are caused when plaque forms on the tooth.  As the plaque hardens, it causes more damage to the tooth.

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Why Your Toddler Should See a Pediatric Dentist

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

Why Your Toddler Should See a Pediatric Dentist

Parents know about the importance of dentists, but they may think that a young child like a toddler doesn’t need to worry just yet.  Your kid just got his/her baby teeth, so there’s no need to worry about a dentist, right?

The American Academy for Pediatric Dentistry actually recommends children begin routine visits around their first birthday.  Seeing a dentist early sets your child on the path to maintaining strong, healthy teeth for the rest of their lives. The younger a child is introduced to the dentist, the easier it is to develop positive associations that will follow them into adulthood.

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The Teal Pumpkin Project and Your Child’s Dental Health

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

The Teal Pumpkin Project and Your Child’s Dental Health

Last year, we posted a popular blog about on non-food treats you can hand out for Halloween.  We encourage handing out stickers, play-doh and other fun goodies to avoid overloading your child with sugar, which can cause tooth decay.  As it turns out, there’s another great reason to hand out non-food items at Halloween: children with food allergies.

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The Visual Appeal of Metal-Free Fillings

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

The Visual Appeal of Metal-Free Fillings

Northwest Children’s Dentistry prides itself on prevention whenever possible, but there may come a time when your child needs a filling.  There are many different types of filling materials available, but metal-free fillings are popular because we can restore your child’s smile so that you never notice the cavity.

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Why Your Child Might Need Sealants

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

Why Your Child Might Need Sealants

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  At Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we pride ourselves in preventing dental problems before they start.  That is why sometimes we may recommend a sealant.

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What is Gingivitis?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

What is Gingivitis?

Commercials for toothpaste always talk about gingivitis.  It sounds scary, but what exactly is it?

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Back to School Nutrition

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

Back to School Nutrition

It’s that time of year again when parents are buying back to school supplies and gearing up for another year.  Children consume up to half of their daily caloric intake at school, so knowing what your child eats at school is important.

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Creating the Right Dental Environment for Your Child

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

Creating the Right Dental Environment for Your Child

At Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we know that creating a comfortable environment is important for kids coming into our office.  Any place away from home can seem scary to a kid, especially a medical office which has instruments and equipment a child may not be familiar with.  We take pride in making our office kid friendly from the moment you enter our office.

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Choosing the Right Toothpaste for Your Child

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

Choosing the Right Toothpaste for Your Child

There are literally hundreds of toothpaste options out there for your child.  Which one should you choose?

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