• 20 APR 17
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    How to Prevent Kids’ Cavities

    How to Prevent Kids’ Cavities

    Cavities are not an uncommon problem with children between the ages of 2 to 11. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 42% of this age group struggle with cavities in their baby teeth. If not properly taken care of, decay in primary teeth can spread to permanent teeth. Tooth decay can

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    • 26 JAN 17
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    Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Teens?

    If you know teenagers, you know how seriously they take their appearance. If your child has expressed an interest in using teeth whitening products, you may be left wondering whether it’s a good idea to allow it. Is it even safe for young teeth to use these products? What are the risks? If you need

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    • 12 JAN 17
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    Wisdom Teeth and Your Teen’s Oral Health

    Our third molars, or wisdom teeth, usually begin to grow in in our late teen years, usually after age 17. For some, they may come in sooner. In either case, it is important to address them, especially if they begin causing your teen pain. Dr. Kimmy is a board-certified pediatric dentist who specializes in wisdom

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    • 11 NOV 16
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    When A Baby Tooth Dies

    As adults, most of us don’t remember when all of our baby teeth fell out. We may remember one or two times the tooth fairy left money under our pillows, or maybe even the frustration of a stubborn tooth that just didn’t want to let go. But the process of losing baby teeth and growing

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    • 01 JUL 16
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    The Dangers of Teen Smoking

    Many parents look back on their teenage years, and remember when they and their friends thought smoking made them look cool. Years later, not only have they wasted thousands of dollars on cigarettes, as prices steadily rose over the years, but many have problems with their health, as well as dental issues caused by the

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    • 14 APR 16
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    Helping Your Child Overcome Dental Anxiety

    Part of parenting involves keeping our children healthy. This includes their dental health. Dr. Kimmy recommends bringing your little one in for her first exam no later than her first birthday in order to maintain a healthy mouth. Unfortunately, many people have a crippling fear of visiting the dentist. This fear can especially affect children,

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    • 14 JUL 15
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    Our Top 5 Tips for Loose Teeth

    Between the ages of five and seven, your child will most likely lose his or her first tooth. This is a natural process, as your little one’s baby teeth must come out to make room for his or her permanent pearly whites. However, this process can be confusing, scary, and uncomfortable for some children. At

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    • 06 MAY 15
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    Back to School Tips for Dental Health

    The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting (slightly) cooler, and school is back in session. Now you are running around trying to find school supplies, buy clothes, cover books, get haircuts, and do the many other things you need to accomplish. However, in the midst of all the hustle and bustle, don’t forget

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    • 06 MAY 15
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    Sealants Prevent Cavities from Lurking in Your Child’s Molars

    Your child’s molar and premolar permanent teeth are prime breeding ground for cavity-causing germs. The chewing surfaces of the molars contain grooves called fissures which can trap food particles. Lingering food particles become food for oral bacteria that in turn output an acid byproduct. The acid byproduct strips tooth enamel and creates a hole called

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    • 28 APR 15
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    What to Expect: Your Child’s First Dental X-Rays

    What to Expect: Your Child’s First Dental X-Rays

    Your child’s mouth is growing and changing every day, often in ways that are invisible to the naked eye. Your youngster’s tooth roots are developing, his or her jawbone is forming, permanent teeth are hiding beneath the surface of the gums, and, unfortunately, small spots of decay might be spreading. Dental x-rays allow Dr. Kimmy

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