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Safety First for Pediatric Dental Sedation

Safety First for Pediatric Dental Sedation

Sedation is not something only for adults, and can be a way for your child to go through a procedure comfortably, safely, and painlessly. Children who require some kind of dental procedure must sometimes be sedated or anesthetized, so that there is no movement during the operation, or simply because they have excessive fear of drills or other equipment. The…

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Preventing Dental Problems Through Diet
Preventing Dental Problems Through Diet

Eating healthy food is good for your child’s teeth and their entire body. Consuming too many foods and drinks that are filled with sugar like candies, soft drinks, cookies, fruit juices, and pastries can lead to an elevated risk of tooth decay and gum disease. To prevent these dental problems, it’s important to encourage your family to eat natural, low-sugar…

Protect Your Child from Sports-Related Dental Injuries with Sports Dentistry
Protect Your Child from Sports-Related Dental Injuries with Sports Dentistry

With an ever-growing number of children engaging in sports and exercise, sports dentistry plays a vital role in promoting the prevention and treatment of dental injuries, as well as repairing dento-facial injuries. When assisting our patients who are active athletes, our team emphasizes the advantages of mouthguards, performance-enhancing mouth wear, face masks, and other oral appliances. When any child is…

Tips for Teething
Tips for Teething

Primary tooth eruption or teething is the emergence of your child’s “baby” teeth. Many parents anxiously await the first sign of teeth, but some children may not get their first tooth until around their first birthday! It is completely normal and healthy to see teething commence anytime between three months to one year of age. If teething has not started…

AAP: No Fruit Juice For Under One Year
AAP: No Fruit Juice For Under One Year

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new policy statement: One should not include fruit juice in the diets of children under one year, as it offers no nutritional benefit to this age group. “Fruit Juice in Infant, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations” marks the first time the AAP has changed its policy on fruit juice since 2001, when it…