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What to Do When Permanent Teeth are Coming in Crooked
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What to Do When Permanent Teeth are Coming in Crooked

Kids start to lose their baby teeth around the age of 5. The last ones fall out by about age 12. Parents sometimes worry if they see their kids’ permanent teeth coming in crooked. And while some teeth might need straightening, it is important to remember that children in this age range are still growing....

Finding the Best Dentist for Kids Near You
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Finding the Best Dentist for Kids Near You

Finding the best dentist for kids and teens can sometimes be tough. Obviously, internet searches and word of mouth are good tools, but what else should parents do if they want to find the best dentist for their kids?  This can be especially challenging for parents of young children who have recently moved to a...

Should You Put Sealants on Baby Teeth?
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Should You Put Sealants on Baby Teeth?

It is natural for parents to want what is best for their kids, and that includes their dental health. To prevent cavities, some parents invest in dental sealants for their children. How young is too young to get sealants? Can a dentist put sealants on baby teeth? While sealants are typically applied to permanent teeth,...

5 Tips for Finding a Kid-Friendly Dentist
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5 Tips for Finding a Kid-Friendly Dentist

Updated 6/22/2020 Your child’s first trip to the dentist is a major milestone, and it can help set the stage for a lifetime of good dental health. That’s why it is so important to find a kid-friendly dentist that will  make your child feel comfortable. When it comes to dentists for kids, parents can choose...

Does My Kid Need a Pediatric Dentist?
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Does My Kid Need a Pediatric Dentist?

If your child is ready for their first visit to the dentist, or if they have a dental emergency, you may be wondering about the best type of professional to treat him or her. Is it necessary to take your kid to a pediatric dentist, or can you bring them to your current dentist?  Some...

What Do Family Dentists Do? (And Are They Worth It?)
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What Do Family Dentists Do? (And Are They Worth It?)

The difference between a general dentist and a family dentist is all in the name. Family dentists are equipped to take care of every member of a family. General dentists, on the other hand, may have restrictions that rule them out for certain family members.  Because of the wide range of people that it serves,...

How to Calm Children at the Dentist
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How to Calm Children at the Dentist

Do you dread taking your child to a dental appointment? Going to the dentist is a common childhood fear. You know that dental care is a very important part of a child’s overall health and that you shouldn’t skip it, but when yours is afraid, it can be a miserable experience for everyone. Parents need...

The Best Age to Add a Child to Your Dental Insurance
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The Best Age to Add a Child to Your Dental Insurance

Health insurance is an obvious concern for most expectant mothers, and it comes up naturally in the course of needing prenatal care and an obstetrician. Few parents, however, think about when to add a kid to dental insurance. Is it important to have dental insurance for kids? Babies aren’t born with teeth, after all, and...