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    The Misconception of Cosmetic Dentistry: It’s All About Vanity

    Chances are either you or someone you know has chipped, broken or knocked-out one of their teeth. Rarely does a season of soccer, basketball, baseball, football, or lacrosse pass without this scary type of injury occurring. Tooth damage can even occur in simple household accidents or falls. When the unpleasantness of a tooth injury hits, the instinctual response is to call the dentist for an emergency visit.

    What you may not know is that repairing or replacing teeth damaged by these types of accidents is considered cosmetic dentistry. While this type of dental work improves the appearance of teeth, cosmetic dentistry does not exclusively benefit the aesthetics of a smile. Cosmetic dental procedures also aim to strengthen teeth and restore or improve their functionality. (more…)

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    Should Your Child See a Family Dentist or Pediatric Dentist?

    A child’s first visit to the dentist should occur no later than their first birthday. Early and regular dental care is recommended for all children. Therefore, it is important to establish who will be providing this routine care for your child.

    Pediatric dental offices are known for their playful themes, beloved characters, toys, and even arcades in the waiting room. These offices are extremely inviting to little minds and eyes. However, an atmosphere completely catered to children does not necessarily qualify a pediatric dentist as the best fit for your child’s dental needs. Your family dentist might provide equal, if not higher, quality dental care. There are many reasons parents feel compelled to seek out a pediatric office for their child. A few of the most common reasons are addressed below: (more…)

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    Why Does My Child Have Cavities?

    The most common questions we get from parents in our office have to do with cavities. This makes sense since early childhood tooth decay is the most common illness affecting children in the United States today. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports that by age 5, 60% of American children have cavities; however, with the right dental care, that doesn’t have to be the case for your child.

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    Should I Use Mouthwash?

    When it comes to taking charge of your oral health at home, there are so many factors to consider. Toothbrushes, toothpastes, floss- all play a role in keeping your teeth nice and clean between dental cleanings. Another component that most people use occasionally, if not daily, is mouthwash. For many, it’s just a way to cover up bad odors. But mouthwash can offer a lot more than just fresh breath.

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    What is the Right Age for My Child’s First Dentist Visit?

    Meeting new milestones is a familiar scenario for any parent. From baby’s first smile to the first day of school, time doesn’t slow down and there is always something to look forward to in the life of a child. One of the many milestones a child has to look forward to is their first dental visit, an important part of their overall health.

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    5 Positive Practices for Your Child’s First Dentist Visit

    The thought of your child’s first dental appointment can be scary. Tools and drills are intimidating for toddlers, especially when they are not used to having adults they have never met working inside their mouths. However, your little one’s first visit can be filled with fun instead of fear. To help, we have compiled this list of 5 practices that will make your make your child’s first dental visit a fun experience.

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