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Are Your Child’s Sensitive Teeth a Dental Emergency?

March 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — newengland-kids @ 11:33 pm
Frowning child with tooth sensitivity holding an ice cream cone

Has your child been complaining about painful sensitivity in their teeth? Are they having a difficult time enjoying foods or drinks that are hot or cold? Tooth sensitivity is a very common problem for both children and adults that can get in the way of day-to-day life. More than that however, sensitive teeth can sometimes be a warning sign of a dental emergency! So how can you tell what kind of care your child needs to restore their smile? Here are some of the most common causes of tooth sensitivity in children and how they need to be treated.


Worried about the Cost of Treatment? Use CareCredit for Braces

February 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — newengland-kids @ 3:43 pm
teenager holding a piggy bank for braces

If it seems like raising a child is just get more and more expensive, that’s because it is! On average, it costs just over $233,000 to pay for the needs of a child from birth to adulthood. However, those costs can quickly increase if your child requires extra treatment.

At your child’s dental appointment, the pediatric dentist informs you that your child will probably need braces within the next couple of years. You panic—how are you going to afford this treatment on top of your other expenses? Read on to learn why you should invest in braces, what the process is like, and how CareCredit can help.


Baby Teeth? Your Child Could Benefit from Phase 1 Orthodontics

January 12, 2021

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little girl with Phase 1 ortho

One of your favorite sights in the world is your child’s smile. You love to see them happy, even though they’re at that transitional stage with a mix of baby and adult teeth in their mouth. Believe it or not, at this young age, it may be time for them to start orthodontic care, called Phase 1 orthodontics. As a concerned parent, you naturally want to learn as much as you can so that you make the best decision for your little one. Read on to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about Phase 1 orthodontics with your orthodontist in Auburn.


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.


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.


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!


When Was the Last Time Your Child Visited the Dentist?

September 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — newengland-kids @ 8:11 pm

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.


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.


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.


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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