A GUIDE TO ORAL HYGIENE FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Caring for the physical and emotional needs of a child with special needs can be very difficult for parents. Dental health is one of many issues that is important for parents to pay attention to. Understanding how challenging this can be, below you will find a guide to oral hygiene for children with special needs. Common…

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TONGUE CLEANING FOR BABIES

Part of a baby’s overall oral health is having a healthy tongue. Though most parents do focus on keeping their child’s gums and teeth clean, the tongue is also an important factor that needs to be a part of taking care of your baby’s oral health overall. Below is some great information on tongue cleaning…

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KEEPING KIDS SAFE ON 4TH OF JULY

Who doesn’t love 4th of July?!  The weather is hot, the pools are cold, and there is always so much to do and see. It’s a great time for families to get together, and a great way to celebrate our nation. To make sure this 4th of July is the best one ever, below are tips for…

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SIMPLE TIPS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD’S TEETH HEALTHY

It’s important for good oral habits for kids to start early, and parents play a huge role in ensuring children take good care of their teeth. For busy parents with full schedules, here are some simple tips to keep your child’s teeth healthy. Visit the dentist regularly The best kind of dental care you can…

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MAKE BRUSHING FUN: KIDS’ TOOTH BRUSHING SONGS, VIDEOS AND GAMES

Every parent knows that establishing good, consistent brushing habits in kids early in life sets them up for a life of strong dental health. However, it can sometimes be challenging to get those little ones to brush consistently, twice a day, every day, using proper techniques. Luckily, there are lots of resources to make brushing…

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NEW LOCATION IN NORTERRA – 7 MINUTES FROM DESERT RIDGE!

I’m so excited to announce, after many months of planning, my new location at Norterra in North Phoenix! This has been a long time coming, and I’m so thrilled to see my patients in this beautiful new location.  Since it’s so close to the freeway, it continues to be convenient for all of the loyal…

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TIPS FOR DEALING WITH BABY TEETH

Baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, can be confusing for parents who are unsure how to handle loose or wiggly teeth.  Do you leave them alone? Help pull them out?  How can you tell if a tooth is ready to come out?  Below are some helpful insights for dealing with baby teeth. Children have…

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WILL THUMB-SUCKING HURT MY CHILD’S TEETH?

Thumb-sucking is normal in babies and small children.  It’s a natural urge many babies have, a way to soothe themselves, and helps them fall asleep. Other times, young children will suck their thumb as a way to comfort themselves when they feel hungry, afraid, restless, tired, or even bored. However, many parents wonder if thumb-sucking…

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CAUSES FOR BAD BREATH IN KIDS

Children and adults alike experience bad breath every once in a while, but if your child seems to have bad breath on a regular basis, there may be an underlying cause that needs to be addressed. Below are a few causes for bad breath in kids and what parents can do about it. Poor brushing…

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FLOSSING AND KIDS

Dentists consistently encourage their patients to floss. However, almost a third of Americans never floss their teeth, according to a recent survey. This is concerning for adults, but it’s especially troubling when it comes to children, who often emulate their parents’ oral hygiene habits. On a national level, peoples’ lackluster attitudes towards flossing could be creating…

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