5 Tips For Healthier Teeth

We believe that children’s dental health issues are preventable. Parents and kids can save a lot of time, money, and discomfort by being proactive and following these 5 tips to help your child’s teeth stay healthy and cavity-free! 1. Help your child brush 2 times per day Let your child try to brush their own teeth, but the parent should then perform a more thorough brushing to help get the…

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Your Child’s First Visit To The Dentist

Your child’s first visit to the dentist can be full of unknowns, especially if you’re visiting an unfamiliar practice. To help you understand what to expect, we documented a new patient’s first visit to our office. The entire process generally takes less than 30 minutes, and our highly-trained staff will make the visit fun and welcoming. (click a picture to view the slideshow) The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends…

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5 Things Parents Need to Know About the Dentist

We know that visiting the dentist can be difficult for a young child and you, as a parent. Many of our parents ask “What do we need to know before coming to the office?”, or “How can I prepare my child for his/her appointment?” There’s no perfect answer, and you know your child best. But we came up with a list of 5 things we wish every parent knew and…

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The Age 1 Dental Visit

Parents frequently ask the question “When should I send my child to the dentist?”  The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the pediatric dentists at Atkins, Maestrello and Associates recommend establishing a dental home for your child by their first birthday.  Establishing a dental home early in a child’s life exposes the child to prevention and early intervention before problems occur, reduces anxiety, and facilitates…

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