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How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

A child’s oral health must be protected from birth through adolescence and into adulthood. Unfortunately, many children develop tooth decay early in life – a condition that can progress into serious oral health problems. Tooth decay occurs when when bacteria in the mouth begins to eat away at teeth. In order to avoid tooth decay…

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Children should visit the same dentist consistently – preferably a pediatric dentist who specializes in the oral health of children and adolescents. Early childhood dental visits help a child acclimate to the dental environment and become comfortable with his or her oral care provider. By attending appointments on a regular basis, children learn to put…

Children’s Oral Health Tips

How to Maintain Dental Health for Kids Your child’s mouth, jaw, and teeth are ever growing and changing. In fact, children’s oral health needs are often far greater than an adult’s due to the rapid changes that occur between birth and adolescence. Rather than trust just anyone with your children’s oral health care, look to…

Composite Fillings (Tooth-Colored Fillings) for Children

More than half of children over age six have some degree of tooth decay. When cavities are left untreated, they can lead to pain, infection and even tooth loss. Fortunately, pediatric dentists can fill cavities to prevent them from worsening or causing complications. Modern dentistry has made it possible to fill cavities discreetly using tooth-colored fillings, also…