Saliva and Dental Health

Posted by on Jan 19, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Saliva and Dental Health

Saliva and Dental Health

We talk a lot about protecting teeth in this blog because that’s the number one job of pediatric dentists. But did you also know that saliva plays a role in a healthy kid’s mouth?

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4 Ways to Battle Fear of the Dentist

Posted by on Jan 4, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on 4 Ways to Battle Fear of the Dentist

4 Ways to Battle Fear of the Dentist

Dentists sometimes get a bad rap.  You’ve all heard the jokes comparing terrible experiences with “going to the dentist.”  Here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we strive to create a positive environment for your kids.  We don’t want kids to be afraid of us, so we do everything our power to reverse this negative stereotype.

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Ideas for At-Home Holiday Fun

Posted by on Dec 22, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Ideas for At-Home Holiday Fun

Ideas for At-Home Holiday Fun

This year lots of people will be staying at home instead of traveling like they normally would for the holiday season. It’s been a tough year for all of us, and there’s no mitigating some of that disappointment. But there are still ways you and your kids can still keep the season fun within your immediate family.

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The Benefits of Fluoride on Dental Health

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on The Benefits of Fluoride on Dental Health

The Benefits of Fluoride on Dental Health

We get a lot of questions about fluoride here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry. There are lots of myths about its use out on the Internet, but the truth is that fluoride is one of the best ways to protect your kids’ teeth.

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Social Distancing at the Dentist

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Social Distancing at the Dentist

Social Distancing at the Dentist

Given the rise of COVID-19, many families are wondering how to keep their families safe.  Because many of us on staff at Northwest Children’s Dentistry are also parents, we completely understand those concerns.  We already have a page dedicated to how we have changed our practice to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, but we’d also like to share our basic health principles with you.

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The Pacifier Fairy

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on The Pacifier Fairy

The Pacifier Fairy

Everyone knows about the tooth fairy, who comes in the night to whisk away baby teeth and leaves behind small gifts.  But there’s a less known entity out there who helps our children with dental hygiene: the pacifier fairy.

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Tips for a Socially Distanced Halloween

Posted by on Oct 12, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Tips for a Socially Distanced Halloween

Tips for a Socially Distanced Halloween

We here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry always encourage our families to try to reduce sugar intake during the Halloween season. Although normally we would stress daily candy limits and other dental precautions, COVID-19 has interrupted many normal traditions. Some families are looking for a way to celebrate the season without normal trick-or-treating and other large gatherings.

If you fall into this category, here are some suggestions to keep your kids in the Halloween spirit while keeping your exposure risk to a minimum.

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Choosing a Pediatric Dental Practice

Posted by on Sep 28, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Choosing a Pediatric Dental Practice

Choosing a Pediatric Dental Practice

If you’re a new parent or just wanting to switch providers, you may be wondering what are the best criteria for choosing a pediatric dentist for your child.  Here are our top picks on what to look for.

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Involve Your Kids in their Dental Health

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Involve Your Kids in their Dental Health

Involve Your Kids in their Dental Health

As parents of young children, you make a lot of decisions for kids, and for good reason. They’re too young to always make healthy choices, and you’re preparing them for a lifetime of smart decision making. As they get older, though, you’ll want to encourage your kids to do the right thing even when you aren’t around.

One way you can start that now is involving them in their dental health. Here are some easy ways to do that at almost any age:

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Parts of a Tooth

Posted by on Aug 31, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Parts of a Tooth

Parts of a Tooth

If you thought a tooth is just one solid structure like a rock, you might be surprised to learn how complex one really is. Like other bones in our body, teeth are made of variety of material which help us chew our food. This blog post discusses all the parts that make up your smile.

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