First Appointment

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It seems like every pediatrician or dentist has a different answer to the question: what age should my child’s first dental visit be? Some practitioners recommend seeing children for a …

Mouthguards

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Back to school is just around the corner. Some parents wonder where the summer went, while others secretly can’t wait to get their kids back on a schedule!  After two …

Vertical Bacterial Transmission

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Most parents think they are being only helpful by trying their children’s food before serving it to them.  We want to make sure the temperature is just right and everything …

Teething

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Your child’s first tooth is a sign that he/she really is growing up! When that little guy pokes through the gums, the pictures will be absolutely adorable.  Unfortunately, along with …

Sugar Free Gum

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There are lots of snacks that we ask parents and patients to steer away from…anything sticky and sugary is usually a no-no. However, there is a sticky, sugary treat that …

Sealants

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Teeth are most prone for cavities within their first months and years in the mouth.   This makes children and teenagers the most likely population to develop decay in the depressions …

Radiographs

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Our number one priority as a parents is to keep our children happy and SAFE! We treat every child in our office as though they are our own.  When we …

Coxsackie

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Along with the sunshine of summer comes Coxsackie season. Most parents have never heard of Coxsackie until one of their children is diagnosed with it at the pediatrician’s office.  What …

Bottled Water

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If you read our blog regularly, you know that we post often about fluoride and fluoridated water. What can we say, we love how great it is for you and …