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Treatment and Diagnosis for Your Child’s Teeth Grinding

January 22, 2020

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The habit of grinding teeth can be both painful and harmful for your children. If you discover that they are frequently grinding their teeth—a condition called bruxism—here is some helpful information on the problem, and how you can find help to put a halt to it. How to Know if Your Child is Grinding Sometimes,…
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The Hidden Dangers of Mail Order Aligners

September 19, 2019

Over the past few years, the use of technology in orthodontic treatment has progressed quickly. And today, more options like Clear Aligner Therapy are increasing in popularity to make Orthodontic Treatment more comfortable, less noticeable, and more efficient. Recently gaining much attention in the media has been the use of At-Home Mail-Order Aligners from companies like Smile…
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Does My Child Need Braces?

June 24, 2019

Does my child need braces? This question may arise as early as age 7 when your child’s permanent teeth start coming in.  So, when is the right time to start orthodontic treatment? And what is the difference between Phase I and Phase II? Our board-certified orthodontic specialist, Dr. Anthony Travagliato, explains: Early Orthodontic Treatment, also…
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Summer Sports and Mouthguards

June 17, 2019

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School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other equipment you’ve collected over the school year (that’s where that other shoe went!), be sure to keep one item handy: your mouthguard. Team and contact…
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Bleaching for a White & Bright Smile

May 17, 2019

Throughout the teen years, there are many occasions which involve your child putting on his or her biggest smile. Whether it’s school picture day, prom, graduation, or finally getting those braces off… there may come a time when your child starts to notice the color of his or her teeth. Then it’s time to talk…
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How to Best Prepare for Your Child’s First Dental Visit

April 8, 2019

The pediatric dentist and you as a parent have a shared goal: to make your child’s first dental visit easy and pleasant. The first step to achieve this goal is to prepare your child for the visit. Start out by talking to your child and briefly explaining why we visit the dentist, focusing on how…
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Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

March 22, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age.  A dental home is not just the dentist’s office, but an ongoing relationship between the pediatric dentist and the young patient. A dental home should provide: Comprehensive, continuously accessible, family-centered,…
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How to Find the Perfect Toothbrush for Your Child

December 30, 2016

Proper Toothbrushing Techniques

One of the most important tools in your child’s mouth-health arsenal is their toothbrush. Often overlooked and under considered, it is vital that you take the time to buy the right toothbrush for your child. Below are some smart shopping guidelines to consider when buying your child’s next toothbrush. Bristles Bristles come in all shapes…
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Can Gummy Vitamins Harm Teeth?

December 30, 2016

Gummy Bears and Your Teeth

Gummy vitamins have become very popular in the last several years and even adults now have the option of getting essential vitamins and nutrients through a tasty gummy treat.  But while this can be a great way to get children to take their vitamins, gummy vitamins can harm your teeth.  Yes, they are enhanced with…
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