What is Gingivitis?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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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When to Replace a Toothbrush

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

When to Replace a Toothbrush

We’ve all been guilty, at one time or another, of hanging onto a toothbrush.  It’s one of those chores that is easily forgotten.  But how often should you replace your toothbrush?

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Handling Baby Tooth Injuries

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Handling Baby Tooth Injuries

We all know that baby teeth aren’t permanent, but you may not be aware of how to handle an injury to a baby tooth.  Here are some tips from Northwest Children’s Dentistry.

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How to Talk About your Dental Visit to Your Child

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Talk About your Dental Visit to Your Child

Do you have a child who is anxious about the dentist?  Many of our young patients feel at least a little nervous.  We already wrote one blog post about how the words we use as pediatric dentists can affect your child’s visit.  But did you know that your words matter too?

A recent study found that if parents and other caregivers talk about the dentist in terms of anxiety, it will in turn make the child more anxious.  So if you ask a child, “Are you scared of the dentist?” you are increasing his anxiety about seeing the dentist.  The child might not have even thought to be scared before you mentioned it.

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