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“My Kids Don’t Brush Well. What Can I Do?”
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“My Kids Don’t Brush Well. What Can I Do?”

Our dentists hear it all too often from parents: “My kids don’t brush well.” Or “My kids aren’t brushing as much as they should.” Sometimes, parents are just making excuses—but more often, they genuinely want to know what they can do to improve their kids’ oral health. Let’s face it, most kids hate brushing their...

Is There Such a Thing as “Just for Kids” Dental Service?
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Is There Such a Thing as “Just for Kids” Dental Service?

All parents, new or experienced, want what is best for their kids. They often do a lot of research and take great care to find the right pediatrician. But many don’t think about their child’s dental care in the same way. Is there such a thing as “just for kids” dental service? There are pediatric...

Sealants Wearing Out? Is That a Thing?
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Sealants Wearing Out? Is That a Thing?

Dental sealants (sometimes called tooth sealants) can be a great way to prevent tooth decay, especially in younger children. But the plastic used to make those sealants does not last forever. Over time, it does wear away. This leads many parents to ask: Are sealants wearing out normal? How long do dental sealants last, typically?...

What are Sealants? Do My Kids Need Them?
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What are Sealants? Do My Kids Need Them?

If you have school-age children, you may have heard other parents discussing sealants. Dental sealants are a popular method of keeping cavities at bay. Many of your kids’ classmates may have had their dentists apply them. What exactly are dental sealants, and do your children need them too? How Do Dental Sealants Work? A dentist...

My Dentist Suggested Sealants. What Are They?
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My Dentist Suggested Sealants. What Are They?

Has your dentist suggested dental sealants for you or your child? Dental sealants have become a popular form of preventative dentistry. They have proven effective in fighting cavities, especially in children. But what exactly are dental sealants? And how do you decide if they are the right choice for you or your kids? What Are...

The Pros and Cons of Dental Sealants
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The Pros and Cons of Dental Sealants

If you or your child has visited a dentist recently, he or she might have recommended dental sealants. Dental sealants are accepted as a reliable way to prevent cavities caused by tooth decay. As with any procedure, you will need information to know if dental sealants are right for you or your child. This means...

Do Sealants Really Protect Your Teeth?
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Do Sealants Really Protect Your Teeth?

You may have heard of a dental treatment called sealants— especially if you have taken a child to the dentist recently. But you might not know much about what they are, how they work, or whether sealants are really effective. Here, we’ll explain how and why this common dental treatment can help your child build...

What to Expect When Getting Sealants
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What to Expect When Getting Sealants

If you are getting dental sealants for your child (or yourself), congratulations—you are taking a positive step toward protecting those hard-to-reach back teeth. The procedure itself is largely painless, but it still helps to know what to expect when getting sealants placed on your (or your child’s) teeth. The Procedure Having sealants put on is...