Startling Statistics About Kids’ Teeth

DID YOU KNOW that dental disease (cavities and gum disease) is the most common childhood disease – FIVE times more common than asthma? If that’s not surprising enough, here are some more startling statistics: 47.4% of 3rd graders in Virginia have or had a (untreated or treated) cavity experience. Students miss as many as 51 million hours of school each year because of dental problems. Adults miss 164 million hours…

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Color Your Way To Prizes & Fun!

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, our practice is sponsoring a Coloring Contest for kids of all ages! Simply download the 2012 coloring sheet, have your artist decorate it however they like, and return it to our office by 5:00pm on Wednesday, 2/29. We will hang all the entries in our waiting room (after removing your contact information, of course) for all of our families to enjoy and…

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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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Dental Emergencies Part 4: Lip and Tongue Wounds

This is part 4 in a 4-part series during National Children’s Dental Health Month. Check back each Monday in February for more information on what to do with toothaches and infections, broken teeth, and knocked out & missing teeth. The following instructions are to serve as a planning tool – it is still very important to call your dentist immediately for definitive instructions on how to handle a dental emergency. If the…

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Dental Emergencies Part 1: Severe Toothache and Infection

This is part 1 in a 4-part series during National Children’s Dental Health Month. Check back each Monday in February for more information on what to do with chipped and broken teeth, knocked-out teeth, and wounds on lips and tongues. Dental emergencies are very common in children and adolescents. Just like any first aid situation, knowledge, planning, and preparation are key to minimizing pain, discomfort and long-term damage. The most…

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February Coloring Contest – Win Cool Prizes!

Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? Despite its long name, it’s a great opportunity for dentists and parents to share information about taking better care of our children’s teeth. Brushing and flossing are not the most fun topics so we found a way to make it a little more entertaining. The 2011 Coloring Contest is Here! Want to have a little fun and a chance to…

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