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Should Children Use Mouthwash And At What Age?

Gainesville VA Pediatric Dentist Should Children Use Mouthwash and At What Age? With so many different mouthwashes available it’s difficult to know which one is best for your children to use.  Although you can introduce your child to toothpastes like My First Colgate™ from infancy, however, it is typically recommended that you wait to introduce them to mouthwash until 6 years of age.  Mouthwash should be spit out, just like to Learn More

Afraid Of The Dentist? Helpful Tips To Calm Your Child’s Dental Fears

Pediatric Dentists Near Me Most parents know how hard it is to get their children excited about going to the dentist. There are a few time-tested tips for helping your kids get over their totally normal fear of the dentist. Here are few tips that many parents found successful. Visit a fun family dentist just for kids...Like Smilez of Gainesville! :-)  Even most parents will admit the dentist can be intimidating at times Learn More

Is Fluoride Bad for Toddlers?

Dental care for toddlers There has been some confusion lately about the safety of fluoride. Three years ago, the American Dental Association (ADA) began recommending that parents use a smear of fluoride toothpaste as soon as teeth erupt. Up until that point they had been advising parents to wait until children were at least two years of age. This has left many parents wondering whether or not fluoride is safe for toddlers Learn More