Month: July 2020

Flossing for children

For a child, flossing should be part of their oral care routine once the teeth start touching. Many times, this is around ages 2-3 when the primary molars erupt. For some, the teeth may touch even earlier than this. However, flossing can be tough to implement.

Pacifiers: the basics

As pediatric dentists, we follow certain guidelines for when we recommend our patients to discontinue usage of the pacifier. It’s okay to introduce a pacifier to your baby if they have a sucking need. However, the persistent sucking motion can apply unfavorable forces to the teeth and jaws, causing abnormal development. As the mom of …

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Baby teething symptoms: just teething or something more serious?

As a new parent, we often wonder if our baby’s behavior is just normal baby teething symptoms, or if there’s something more serious going on. Learn to identify teething symptoms in your little one. Baby’s have many uncomfortable behaviors in the first year of life, and often teething is blamed. My husband and I were …

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Baby teeth eruption timing: What to expect for your baby’s first teeth

As a parents, we’re so excited when our baby’s teeth start coming in. Even more so when you’re dentists like my husband and I! Learn when your baby’s teeth will come in so you can be ready for this stage of life. There is a wide range of variability when the first tooth may appear, …

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