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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? It’s not the bottle itself causing a problem, but how you let the child use it.  Tooth decay is more likely to occur when a child is given a bottle of formula or milk as a way to fall asleep or as a pacifier.  This allows the child to let the liquid pool around in their mouth much longer than they normally would if they were actively drinking, and this can lead to tooth...

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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. Never share your toothbrush.  It may be obvious to you, but your child should know you don’t ever share toothbrushes, not even with a sibling.  Doing so can lead to shared diseases and other illnesses. Rinse your toothbrush after every use.  In order for your 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! At Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we’re happy to help you understand your dental insurance benefits.  You can call our office at any time and let us know your dental plan.  If we work with your insurance provider, we’ll call them up for you to see what benefits your child can receive at our office. If you still have a...

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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. Sugar leads to tooth decay.  Tooth decay is the leading cause of damage to children’s teeth.  A National Oral Health Survey states that 42 percent of all children aged 5–10 have tooth decay in their baby teeth, a quarter of which is untreated.  When tooth decay affects a...

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Why Take Your Teenager to the Pediatric Dentist

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Why Take Your Teenager to the Pediatric Dentist

Why Take Your Teenager to the Pediatric Dentist

Teenagers have busy lives, and sometimes things fall to the wayside.  One thing you don’t want to let slide regular visits to the pediatric dentist.  Here’s a few reasons why: Teenagers are still at risk for tooth decay. 59% of children between the ages of 12 and 19 years old have experienced tooth decay. 20% of them are left untreated. Seeing a dentist will ensure that the problem will be fixed at its source so that they can enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth. Regular cleaning keep their teeth more clean. Seeing a pediatric dentist twice a year...

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