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  • Top 4 Things You Wish You Took Better Care Of As A Kid

    When you were young, there were probably quite a few things your parents told you that went in one ear and out the other. Today, you're paying for it. Taking care of yourself from a young age is important, which is why your parents wanted you to do the following four things in the first place: Dental Care Countless children tell their first lies when asked if they brushed their teeth. On top...

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  • 3 Smart Tips To Help Your Child Conquer Their Dental Demons

    It isn't always easy to get children comfortable with their dental regimens. This includes everything from brushing twice a day as recommended by The American Dental Association to making visits to pediatric dentists for regular cleanings and checkups. Of course, there are countless children who become queasy and uneasy at the mere thought of sitting down in the dentist's chair, let alone actual...

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  • 3 Sweet Treats That Are Actually Good For Your Child’s Teeth

    It's no secret that getting your children to practice positive oral hygiene habits is easier said than done, especially when it comes to cutting back on sugary snacks. But the fact is, more than 40% of children have dental cavities by the time they reach kindergarten, making it more important than ever to do what you can as a parent to help keep your children's oral hygiene habits in check. A big ...

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  • Candy Buy Back Event

    Smilez Pediatric Dentistry is having a special Candy Buy Back November 1st. through 8th.  All you have to do is bring your candy to our office during business hours to get cash! If your child wears their costume to the office we'll pay $2 per pound of candy! Without the costume it's $1 per pound of candy. Smilez Pediatric Dental Group is located at: 7521 Virginia Oaks Dr. Suite 210 Gain...

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  • Should Children Use Mouthwash And At What Age?

    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 l...

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

    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 ti...

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  • Is Fluoride Bad 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...

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  • Fun Dental and Teeth Facts

    Kids are fascinated by science and biology, especially the human body. As children begin to practice good oral health, parents can make it fun by sharing fun facts about their teeth and mouth. Below are ten interesting "did you know" facts about teeth and dentists from your friends at Smilez Pediatric Dental Group and Colgate. If you’re child is right handed, they'll more than likely chew ...

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  • Wisdom Teeth Removal For Children

    If you’re reading this article your dentist has probably recommended your child eventually have his or her wisdom teeth removed. Like most parents we are quickly full of questions:  “At what age should we have this done, do really have to, and how much pain will they be in?”. Wisdom teeth (also known as "Third Molars") are four permanent teeth located on the top, bottom and back corners...