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You only get one set of adult teeth, so taking care of your teeth when you're young is important. Here's why kids should regularly visit a pediatric dentist in addition to brushing and flossing.

Prevent Cavities

Cavities, also called caries, are dental problems caused by tooth decay that leads to tiny holes in your teeth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 25.9% of adults between the ages of 20 and 44 live with untreated cavities. Regular visits to the dentist can help prevent cavities, and teaching...

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When it's time for your child to go to the dentist, you may not be sure where to start. Is your child's dentist the same as any other? Are they different? The answer is yes: there are some key differences between a normal dentist and childrens dentist. Let's review some of those differences.

1. Experience

The first main difference is the level of experience. A childrens dentist specializes in the dental needs of babies and growing children. In addition to having a foundation in general dentistry, they can focus...

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Knowing how to find a great kids dentist is important because it can ensure that your child gets the dental care that they need. It also helps prevent illnesses that may rob them of school time. According to The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, 51 million school hours are lost because of dental illnesses each year. Here are the top five traits you need to look for when seeking out a high-quality dental professional for your child.

1. Years of Experience

When seeking a pediatric dental...

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Dental care is vital at all ages – especially during childhood. American children lose as much as 51 million school hours annually due to dental problems, according to the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. A dentist for children can offer a wide range of services to promote dental hygiene and health in kids, from regular checkups to more specialized treatments. Here are some signs it’s time for your child to see your local dentist.

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Dental health is a vast subject. As is to be expected, this also means many lies and myths are in circulation. Reading different versions of what should be done can confuse you, and you’ll end up not knowing what to do with your family’s oral health. According to AAPD, kids and teens should visit a pediatric dentist every six months for regular checkups. This includes examinations, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, and x-rays. Here are some of the most common dental myths busted.

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You must set time aside to encourage your kids to take part in brushing their teeth as they grow older. It is generally advisable to start teaching your child how to brush their teeth at age two or three. You should also remember to ask for advice from pediatric dentists. First, you can let them brush on their own; then follow up to ensure they get it right. Here are some tips for how your child should brush their teeth.

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It is important to ensure that your children’s dental health is on point. One of the best ways to do this is to help your children brush and floss their teeth. According to Healthline, more than 40% of children end up with dental cavities before they even reach kindergarten. Establishing good habits early on will be beneficial for their oral health. Here are some flossing tips for your kids.

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Regardless of your child’s age, the toothbrush you choose for them should be simple enough for them to handle and manipulate and it should fit comfortably in their mouth. According to the American Dental Association, it is recommended to brush twice a day. This means that the style of brush your kid uses is extra important! Kids dentists suggest soft bristles and rounded or “polished” ends because they are less harsh on gums and tooth enamel. If you need assistance locating the ideal toothbrush for your child, this article can point...

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It is essential to ensure your child has access to the best dental care possible. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, kids and teens see a pediatric dentist twice yearly for regular checkups. The checkups entail an exam, cleaning, fluoride treatment, and occasional X-rays to avoid cavities and other problems. When children have a healthy set of teeth and gums, they are much more likely to have better self-esteem. The following are factors to consider when making an appointment with a dentist.

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Are you finding it difficult to get your children to brush their teeth? This is not uncommon. In fact, according to the Center for Pediatric Dentistry, a branch providing a dentist for kids, more than 40% of kids have dental cavities by the time they reach kindergarten. Fortunately, there are things you can do to foster healthy teeth brushing habits in your family. Here’s how to go about it.

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