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What Does Fluoride Do for Your Child’s Teeth?

December 12, 2020

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father teaches son to brush teeth recommended by Auburn children's dentist

You’ve probably heard of fluoride before, but do you know what it does or why it’s important? There’s a reason this natural mineral is found in nearly all types of toothpastes and even public drinking water sources! Fluoride can be especially helpful for protecting growing smiles from cavities and other oral health issues. Read on to learn more about how fluoride helps your child’s teeth and whether they could benefit from a common service called a fluoride treatment.

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7 Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep While Teething

November 7, 2020

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Baby using teething ring as recommended by Auburn pediatric dentist

Imagine this: you’re exhausted after a long day with your cranky, teething baby. As you finally sink into bed for the night, you hear them start to fuss again. You are both in desperate need of sleep, but their aching gums are making that a difficult task. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to make this process easier on you both! Read on as your Auburn pediatric dentist shares seven tips to help your teething baby sleep so you can both get the rest you deserve.

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Everything You Need to Know About Tooth Decay In Baby Teeth

October 13, 2020

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Child visiting their Auburn pediatric dentist for checkup

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your child’s precious smile happy and healthy. However, is it really that important to prevent and treat cavities in baby teeth? After all, these teeth are going to fall out on their own in a few years anyways. The truth is, these little primary teeth actually play a key role in your son’s or daughter’s oral development, overall health, and quality of life, so it’s essential that they’re kept cavity-free! Read on as your Auburn pediatric dentist explains everything you need to know about tooth decay in baby teeth and how to keep your little one’s smile healthy!

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When Was the Last Time Your Child Visited the Dentist?

September 27, 2020

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Little girl visiting her pediatric dentist for checkupIf you have a son or daughter, you already know that raising kids comes with a lot of questions. After all, being a parent doesn’t come with an instruction manual! So when it comes to taking care of your child’s precious smile, it’s natural to have some questions. Read on as your pediatric dentist goes over the basics of your little one’s dental checkups, including when their first one should be, how often they should be scheduled, and why they’re so important.

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Is Invisalign an Option for My Child?

August 16, 2020

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Girl smiling with Invisalign trayWhen Invisalign introduced aligners that could effectively straighten teeth with clear, virtually undetectable treatment, the field of orthodontics was forever changed. Since then, they have helped millions of patients achieve jaw-dropping smiles and currently hold an impressive 96% satisfaction rate. So, it’s not surprising that many parents are curious whether it is an option for their child’s teeth. Read on for the answer, as well as the advantages of Invisalign and important factors to consider.

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Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy & Their Immune System Strong

July 20, 2020

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Smiling boy with strong immune system and great oral healthIt’s common knowledge that teaching your son or daughter to brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash regularly plays a key role in helping prevent cavities and tooth decay. However, did you know that these simple dental habits can play a key role in keeping them healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic? Teaching your child to care about their oral health early in life will help their immune system stay strong in these uncertain times as well as long after. Read on as your Auburn pediatric dentist explains the connection between your little one’s pearly whites, their immune system, and their overall health.

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Invisalign vs. Braces: Differences, Treatment Length, and Benefits

June 7, 2020

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Woman holding Invisalign tray and model bracesCrooked, misaligned, or otherwise imperfect teeth can take a serious toll on your self-esteem and confidence. To correct these issues, the American Association of Orthodontics estimates that roughly 4.5 million Americans wear braces on their teeth. Also, roughly 80% of that statistic are children between 6 and 18 years of age. However, traditional braces aren’t your only option to straighten your teeth. If you are currently deciding whether you want to pursue Invisalign or traditional braces, keep reading for the differences, length of treatment, and benefits of each.

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How to Keep Your Family’s Hand’s Clean in COVID–19

May 18, 2020

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Someone practicing handwashing in COVID-19 as recommended by Auburn family dentistAccording to mothers around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular handwashing plays a key role in keeping you healthy. Utilizing proper hand hygiene is an effective way to protect yourself from a variety of sicknesses, including the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. While the best way to keep your family safe during the coronavirus pandemic is to practice social distancing, regular handwashing is essential to staying healthy in quarantine as well. Your Auburn family dentist shares a few simple yet effective hand hygiene tips to keep you and your loved ones safe in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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7 Easy Ways to Care for Your Child’s Smile in Quarantine

April 16, 2020

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Father and daughter practicing tips about great children's dentistry Is your child stuck at home because their school has temporarily closed to stop the spread of COVID-19? While practicing social distancing is the best way to keep them safe from the coronavirus, your son or daughter may be prone to develop bad dental habits without their normal routines. The last thing you need during quarantine is for your little one to get a toothache or chip a tooth! Here are seven children’s dentistry tips to help your child take care of their smile while staying home in Auburn.

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What Are the Different Types of Braces?

March 14, 2020

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Boy smiling with braces in red shirtIf you have a loved one at home that has crooked teeth, you’re probably researching solutions. Of course, there is the traditional braces treatment, but are there any other types of orthodontics? Today, there are a variety of treatment options available, and your orthodontist will recommend the service that best meets your child’s needs. Keep reading to learn about the different types of braces and how your son or daughter can benefit from them.

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