5 Reasons to Brush Your Teeth

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

5 Reasons to Brush Your Teeth

Everyone knows that brushing is essential to dental health, but maybe you didn’t know why.  There are tons of reasons for your and your child to brush your teeth several times a day.  Here are our top favorite reasons:

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Summer Sports and Your Child’s Teeth

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

Summer Sports and Your Child’s Teeth

It’s summertime and that means no school and more time for fun activities like sports.  While you may not see a correlation between changing of the seasons and your child’s teeth, we know as pediatric dentists that summer sports can have an impact on your child’s dental health.

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What Should You Do About Wisdom Teeth?

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

What Should You Do About Wisdom Teeth?

Your wisdom teeth begin to form around your tenth birthday, but generally don’t erupt into your mouth (if at all) until you are 17 to 25 years of age.  Because the age when wisdom teeth form, many parents of teenagers ask us questions about them.

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What Could be the Cause of Your Child’s Sudden Bad Breath?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

What Could be the Cause of Your Child’s Sudden Bad Breath?

We receive a lot of questions from parents either at the office or online.  Recently, a parent asked us why her child suddenly had bad breath, so we thought we would discuss our response in our latest blog.

What Do You Do in a Dental Emergency?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

What Do You Do in a Dental Emergency?

As parents, we always worry about being prepared.  Accidents do happen, and one thing we here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry see our fair amount of dental emergencies in kids.  What should you do to help your child in a dental emergency?

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The Dos and Don’ts of Pulling Teeth

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

The Dos and Don’ts of Pulling Teeth

Everyone has heard of someone who had a teeth pulled by tying the tooth to a string on one end and a doorknob on the other.  In the past, parents would help kids lose teeth in all sorts of ways.  But what should you do when it comes time for your child to lose a tooth?

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Preparing for Your First Dental Visit

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

Preparing for Your First Dental Visit

Going to a new doctor or dentist can be a nervous experience.  You may not know what to expect or how the visit will go.  This goes double when your kids are involved.

If you are thinking of visiting us for the first time, here is a checklist of things to get yourself prepared.  We hope this helps ease some stress:

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The Importance of Fluoride

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

The Importance of Fluoride

We here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry get a lot of questions about fluoride.  Fluoride is an important part of your child’s dental health.  Research has shown that fluoride reduces cavities and helps repair the early stages of tooth decay, even before the decay becomes visible.

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.  This year’s theme is “Defeat Monster Mouth.”*

Flossing Your Kid’s Teeth

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

Flossing Your Kid’s Teeth

Flossing is one of those things that we all know we should do, but we don’t.  Even for kids, it’s important to floss daily.  Here are some tips for getting into healthy flossing habits:

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