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Toys for Tots at Northwest Children’s Dentistry

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off

Toys for Tots at Northwest Children’s Dentistry

Thanks to everyone who’s donated food to Marana Food Bank at Northwest Children’s Dentistry.  We’re extending our food donations until December 14th.  As a bonus, we’re also collecting for Toys for Tots! Between now and December 14, 2018, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to our office at 7610 N La Cholla Blvd, Tucson any weekday between 8 am and 5 pm.  Everything we collect goes to Toys for Tots to give a deserving child a brighter holiday. As your child’s pediatric dentist in Tucson, we want to support our Tucson community.  If you have any questions for...

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Northwest Children’s Dentistry Collecting for Marana Food Bank

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off

Northwest Children’s Dentistry Collecting for Marana Food Bank

November 1st is the unofficial start of the holiday season.  The staff and pediatric dentists at Northwest Children’s Dentistry would like to get into the spirit of the season with food donations for those in need and you can help! Between now and November 16, 2018, please bring non-perishable food items to our office at 7610 N La Cholla Blvd, Tucson any weekday between 8 am and 5 pm.  Everything we collect goes to Marana Food Bank, who serve 65,000 meals daily and serve over 190,000 people in our community every year. As your child’s pediatric dentist in Tucson, we hope to...

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Follow a Regular Dental Routine

Posted by on Oct 25, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off

Follow a Regular Dental Routine

Life can get busy, and sometimes the simple stuff falls to the wayside.  No matter what’s on your schedule, we hope you remember to set up a regular dental routine for your child.  Here’s what we recommend: Brush twice a day.  Getting in at least two brushes helps reduce your child’s risk of cavities.  Try once in the morning and right before bed, the same times your child is getting dressed, to make this easy to remember. Floss once a day.  Flossing gets in between teeth where the brush can’t pick.  The easiest time to floss is easier in the morning or night...

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Have a cavity-free Halloween!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off

Have a cavity-free Halloween!

It’s that time of year again: pumpkins, costumes, and candy.  Halloween!  We want our patients and their families to enjoy the holiday, so we’ve provided some tips on how to have a cavity-free Halloween. Don’t eat all your Halloween candy at once.  Some kids bring home bags of sugary goodies after a night of trick or treating.  Instead of letting them consume it quickly over a day or two, spread their consumption over the month of November, maybe two of three pieces at most per day. Keep up your normal dental routine.  Families get busy over the holidays, but...

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Why Get Sealants?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off

Why Get Sealants?

At Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  We want to stop dental problems before they start, which is why we might recommend your child get sealants. A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating secured to the chewing surface of the tooth.  Many permanent molars erupt with deep pits and grooves. The sealant fills these areas to create a barrier to keep food and bacteria out.  This simple procedure can reduce the risk of tooth decay by up to 50%. As your child’s pediatric dentist in Tucson, we want to take care of all...

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The Role Baby Teeth Play in Dental Health

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off

The Role Baby Teeth Play in Dental Health

Baby teeth sometimes get a bad rap as not being as “important” as the permanent teeth that grow in after them.  Baby teeth, however, play an important role in children’s dental development that should not be ignored. Baby teeth play a role in proper chewing and eating.  They promote correct speech development.  They hold space for permanent teeth, guiding them into the correct position, which in turn aids in the normal development of jaw bones and muscles.  Neglected baby tooth cavities can be painful and, in some cases, progress to serious infection.  The back molars...

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