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  • Family Practices That Promote Dental Health From Childhood Onward

    Proper oral hygiene and tooth care are incredibly important in the early stages of life. Family dentists will tell you that creating positive habits from an early age can drastically improve oral health and act as preventative care in the face of dental disasters. Did you know that approximately 18.6% of children between the ages five and 19 will suffer from untreated cavities? Problems like th...

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  • 3 Smart and Sneaky Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Sugar Intake

    Most parents understand that developing a healthy oral hygiene regimen from a young age is the key to ensuring ongoing oral health. This is certainly true, but at the same time, many of these same parents underestimate just how much their child's diet affects their oral health. This is especially true when it comes to sugar intake. The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice a day, b...

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  • Dental Sealants: An FAQ For Beginners

    Adult teeth typically start to come in around age six. Until then, baby teeth act as placeholders for the permanent teeth, and damage to them can cause substantial problems later. This is just one reason it's critical to prioritize dental care from a young age. Sealants are just one general dentistry practice that helps to protect the teeth from decay. Before you get sealants for yourself or your ...

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  • 2 Major Pediatric Dental Care Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

    Dental care is important throughout all stages of life, but not many people truly realize just how critical it is to prioritize and develop proper oral health habits from childhood. Children with poor oral health are three times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain, and what's worse is that according to the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, 51 million school hours are ...

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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...