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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

What Causes "Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?" Being mammals, human babies drink milk. It provides all the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. However, as children get older and their primary baby teeth begin to emerge, drinking milk can pose the risk of cavities and "baby bottle tooth decay." In general, milk is very healthy for teeth. It provides the body with calcium, a nutrient essential for the proper development [...]

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay2022-10-09T13:40:10-07:00

Children’s Oral Health: Developing Positive Habits

Why Children's Oral Health Is So Important We all want the best for our children in all aspects of life. And that applies to their teeth as well! One of the best gifts you can provide for your little loved ones is to teach them proper dental hygiene—right from the very beginning. Developing children's oral health habits early in life will make them more likely to carry it on through [...]

Children’s Oral Health: Developing Positive Habits2022-06-07T08:00:52-07:00

Dental Habits… for Kids!

Creating good dental habits can last a lifetime! We all want the best for our children. And that includes their teeth as well! Even though we do get two sets of teeth, it's just as essential to treat baby teeth (also known as primary teeth) as if they were their last. That's because instilling children with good dental habits will carry through into adolescence and adulthood. Indeed, perhaps even the [...]

Dental Habits… for Kids!2021-09-28T08:00:39-07:00

Pacifier Teeth

Babies and Toddlers May Develop "Pacifier Teeth" Problems can result from comforting habits. Pacifier Teeth, a dental condition that affects babies and toddlers, can be the result of either too much thumb-sucking or pacifier use. We all know that babies love sucking on their bottles, pacifiers, and even their thumbs. But, if it goes on too long, it can become a bad habit that threatens the health and development of [...]

Pacifier Teeth2021-06-22T08:00:25-07:00

Fluoride Treatments for Kids

Children's Fluoride Treatments available in Antelope, CA Fluoride plays an important role in the development of children's teeth. Fluoride is often found naturally in water, soil, air, and many foods. It is absorbed easily into tooth enamel, especially in the growing teeth of children from 6 months to 16 years old. Once teeth are fully developed, fluoride makes them more resistant to decay by promoting remineralization. This process replaces the [...]

Fluoride Treatments for Kids2021-01-12T08:00:53-08:00

Tooth Tips For Babysitters

Helpful Tips For Babysitters (And Parents!) A sleepless child is a babysitter's nightmare. To keep babies or young children sleeping soundly (and safely) keep these tips in mind: Bedtime Fussing? Could Be Teething. If the baby is under three and fussing, it could be teething pains. You can ease some of the discomforts by rubbing the baby's gums with a wet gauze pad. Also, a chilled teething ring can soothe [...]

Tooth Tips For Babysitters2020-10-13T08:00:41-07:00

Developing Good Habits

To Protect Children's Teeth Food & Drink Eating and drinking habits are the biggest factors in preventing childhood cavities. But, just as important as what children eat, is when they eat it. To encourage positive eating habits and prevent cavities, limit eating time to 4 or 5 periods during the day (rather than continuous snacking). By reducing the amount of time that food directly contacts teeth, you help reduce the [...]

Developing Good Habits2020-06-09T08:00:19-07:00

Seal the Deal…

...With Dental Sealants! Prevent Cavities & Tooth Decay Molars and premolars have large chewing surfaces where crevices naturally form. Here, bacteria thrive, and cavities occur. Dental sealant is a clear composite resin that is "painted" on back teeth to act as a physical barrier to decay-causing bacteria. For children and adolescents (who may not always practice proper oral hygiene) this helps prevent cavities and preserve dental health during these formative [...]

Seal the Deal…2020-05-19T08:00:19-07:00

7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health

Ways to Protect Teeth & Overall Health Take these seven steps to achieve greater safety and fend off some of the most common childhood mishaps! Prevent decay with fluoride. If your family drinks only bottled or filtered water, you may be getting less fluoride than the recommended amount; ask about fluoridation treatments! Mouthguards for athletes. It's important to always wear a mouthguard whenever there's potential for trauma, but a poorly [...]

7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health2020-03-17T08:00:55-07:00

Choosing A Musical Instrument

Especially for Children, Musical Instruments Can Impact Teeth! Playing a musical instrument can be a great hobby. It requires discipline and practice to master and can be an endless source of relaxation and joy. (For both the musician and audience as well.) But, especially for growing children, certain musical instruments can leave the whole mouth singing the blues. In particular, playing woodwind instruments like the clarinet or oboe can place [...]

Choosing A Musical Instrument2020-03-10T08:00:24-07:00
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