Children’s Dentistry

Have the best first dentist appointment

First Dentist Appointment Tips for Parents of Young Children

Your Child’s First Visits to the Dentist Did you know that children should regularly begin seeing a dentist as early as their 1st birthday? The ADA recommends that parents plan their child’s first dentist appointment within six months of their first tooth erupting and no later than one year of age. There are 3 big…
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Dental health worksheets for kids

25 and More Resources and Activities for Teaching Children About Their Teeth

It’s never too early to teach a child about their teeth and how to keep a healthy smile. While many dentists recommend a child visit the dentist for the first time before their first birthday, many parents aren’t sure of how to explain all the benefits of great oral health hygiene to their little ones.…
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How to gently stop your child's thumb sucking habit

The Tooth Doc’s Top Tips for Stopping a Child’s Thumb-Sucking Habits

Is thumb-sucking all that bad? If you’re reading this, your child probably still sucks their thumb. And maybe you’re concerned because they’re developing pacifier teeth or you’re aware of how they may fare socially, especially as they start school. We are born with a strong, healthy sucking reflex. Babies need this to survive. And sucking…
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Space maintainers can help your child's teeth

How Space Maintainers Can Help Prevent the Need for Orthodontics

Early Orthodontic Care with Space Maintainers Baby teeth will eventually fall out, but what happens when a baby tooth is lost before it was naturally shed? Injuries from an accidental fall or roughhousing with a friend can result in a baby tooth being knocked out before it was ready to leave. Unlike adult teeth, baby…
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Your child's dentist appointment can be stress free

Everything You Need To Know About Taking Your Child To the Dentist

Preparing to take your child to the dentist in those early years can come with a bit of anxiety and worry for both parents and child. Just as babies develop healthy attachments to familiar people, even younger children such as toddlers and preschoolers can react negatively to those they don’t know well. Add into the…
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Kid's visit to the dentist

A Kid’s Guide to Taking Mom and Dad to the Dentist

Have a great time during your next visit to the dentist with these helpful tips. A visit to the dentist can be really fun when you feel prepared and confident! With some practice and some helpful tips in mind, you can have a great experience at the dentist and even teach your parents some new…
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5 Ways to Make Your Child's First Dentist Visit Fun

5 Ways to Make Your Child’s First Dentist Visit Fun

Caring for Your Child’s Teeth From brushing and flossing to regular visits to the dentist, we believe it is important to establish healthy oral hygiene habits as early as possible. At the Tooth Doc, our focus is on making your little one’s visit as stress-free as possible. You, as a parent or caregiver can also…
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