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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Losing Baby Teeth

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

Losing Baby Teeth

Losing baby teeth is another growing milestone during the early school years.  Here are some general statistics about losing baby teeth:

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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?

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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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