Reducing Sugar Consumption During the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Reducing Sugar Consumption During the Holidays

Reducing Sugar Consumption During the Holidays

Halloween and Thanksgiving have both come and gone.  We consume a lot of sugary food during this time, and with various winter holidays around the corner, that’s not likely to ebb anytime soon.

However, we all know that eating so much bad food is unhealthy for us.  For kids particularly, consumption of sugary treats increase the risk for cavities.  So in the spirit of a healthy season, here are some suggestions to keep your kid smiling all year round:

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5 Tips for Getting Your Child to Floss

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on 5 Tips for Getting Your Child to Floss

5 Tips for Getting Your Child to Floss

We all know we should floss, but sometimes it’s easier said than done.  That can go double for kids, since doing any kind of boring chore, even for a long-term gain like healthy teeth, seems so far off. (more…)

Food Substitutes for a Healthy Smile

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Food Substitutes for a Healthy Smile

Food Substitutes for a Healthy Smile

Eating healthy has a ton of benefits. As dentists, we love food options that keep your kid’s smile bright. If your kid eats more junk food than you would like, you can cut back a little by offering these healthy alternatives:

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How to Stop Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Use

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on How to Stop Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Use

How to Stop Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Use

Many infants and toddlers use thumb sucking or pacifiers to self-soothe.  While this is normal behavior at younger ages, as your child gets into their preschool years, these habits can cause damage to your child’s teeth.  Below are some ideas to get your child to stop needing to suck their thumb or use a pacifier:

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Smile-Friendly Treats for Halloween

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Smile-Friendly Treats for Halloween

Smile-Friendly Treats for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and for many children, that means lots of candy. Although we agree it’s okay to indulge in some sweets for the season, we also like to promote other fun, non-sugary treats that will still make even the littlest ghost smile.

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Services Available from a Pediatric Dentist

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Services Available from a Pediatric Dentist

Services Available from a Pediatric Dentist

You may think a dentist is just a dentist, but pediatric dentists are specially trained to look after a child’s growing teeth. After graduating from general dental school, pediatric dentists go on to earn an additional degree on dental care for children. Pediatric dentists also have a lot of techniques to make kids feel comfortable and welcome in the dentists’ chair.  Read on to find out what kind of services pediatric dentists like the ones at Northwest Children’s Dentistry have to offer:

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Can Baby Bottles Cause Tooth Decay?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Can Baby Bottles Cause Tooth Decay?

Can Baby Bottles Cause Tooth Decay?

You may have heard someone say that baby bottles cause tooth decay. You may think to yourself, I know lots of children who used bottles without any problem with their teeth. How is this possible?

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How to Take Care of a Toothbrush

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on How to Take Care of a Toothbrush

How to Take Care of a Toothbrush

As an adult, you’ve been brushing your teeth for years, so you probably think you know all about toothbrushes. The truth is, you probably do! Your child, however, may not know the best way to take care of theirs. Make sure to go over these simple rules on how to take care of a toothbrush.

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Don’t Forget to Schedule an Appointment Before the End of Year!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Schedule an Appointment Before the End of Year!

Don’t Forget to Schedule an Appointment Before the End of Year!

If you’re lucky enough to have dental insurance, then you generally receive benefits within a calendar year. Many plans allow 2 free dental cleanings per year for each of your children. Don’t know about yours? Read on below!

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How Sugar Affects Your Child’s Dental Health

Posted by on Jul 22, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on How Sugar Affects Your Child’s Dental Health

How Sugar Affects Your Child’s Dental Health

We all know that it’s best to reduce your child’s sugar intake for a variety of health reasons. It’s not only a matter of the body staying physically fit. Reducing a child’s sugar intake is one of the best ways you can preserve a kid’s general dental health.

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