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Sippy Cup Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Sippy Cup Do’s and Don’ts

Sippy Cup Do’s and Don’ts

Your baby might be getting old enough to start using a sippy cup. Congratulation! Did you know that there are good ways and bad ways to use a sippy cup that will affect your child’s teeth? Here is a list of common do’s and don’ts when it comes to sippy cups: Do fill the sippy cup with water. Your child’s hurt can never be harmed by drinking water. So let them drink water whenever they feel like it. Don’t let the child sleep with a sippy cup with milk or juice. In contrast, if you put a sippy cup with juice or milk in your child’s crib, they...

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When to Start Flossing Your Toddler

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on When to Start Flossing Your Toddler

When to Start Flossing Your Toddler

Brushing your baby’s teeth should occur once that first tooth emerged, but what about flossing? Just like brushing, flossing can technically start happening as soon as a baby has multiple teeth in their smile.  The true reason to floss, though, is to clean the spaces in between teeth, which doesn’t need to happen until the child’s teeth starts to move closer together.  Most kids should start flossing sometime during their toddler or preschool years.  It’s crucial during this time to keep an eye on how close their teeth are.  Preventing cavities in even baby teeth...

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“Painting” Your Child’s Teeth: Fluoride

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on “Painting” Your Child’s Teeth: Fluoride

“Painting” Your Child’s Teeth: Fluoride

If your child has come into our office, you may have heard us talking about “painting” your child’s teeth.  You may wonder what we’re talking about and why we call it “painting.” We are not, of course, actually painting your child’s teeth a particular color.  What we are doing is applying fluoride varnish to the teeth.  Fluoride is a pediatric dentist’s top disease prevention technique.  Studies have shown that fluoride can significantly reduce cavities in young children.  As strong believers of prevention, we want to reduce your...

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The Advantage of Metal-Free Fillings

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on The Advantage of Metal-Free Fillings

The Advantage of Metal-Free Fillings

If your child has significant tooth decay or damaged teeth, the pediatric dentists at Northwest Children’s Dentistry can provide fillings to protect them.  While there are many different types of fillings, metal-free fillings have recently become popular.  Here’s why. Blend in with your child’s smile.  It’s much harder to see the difference between your child’s natural tooth and a metal-free filling with color matching. Fill in cavities.  Metal-free fillings can be used as a metal substitute for cavities. Repair chipped, broken, or cracked teeth.  Resin...

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What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment

Welcome new patients!  We get a lot of questions about what to expect at your first pediatric dental appointment.  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you visit a dentist by the time they turn 1 year old. Here’s what to expect when you visit our office: Welcoming environment.  We know that visiting a doctor or dentist can be intimidating for kids and parents alike, so we make our office as welcoming as possible.  Enjoy the comfort of the waiting room and the bright colors of our dental bays. Encouraging questions.  We hope you come prepared with...

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