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SmileTown Book Club: Dr. De Soto Goes to Africa, by William Steig

SmileTown Book Club: Dr. De Soto Goes to Africa, by William Steig

Posted Nov 25th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

A new feature for the SmileTown Dentistry Blog, the SmileTown Book Club Series will feature informative, engaging, and comforting books for children about visiting the dentist.

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Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Posted Nov 18th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

A great way to curb your children’s sugar intake during the Christmas time is to provide some healthier festive alternatives now and again. Here are some of our favorite ideas!

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Is Fluoride Really Safe?

Is Fluoride Really Safe?

Posted Nov 11th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Pediatric Dentistry

Fluoride sometimes gets bad press for being dangerous for children’s health. Here are some facts about fluoride to help set your mind at ease.

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Preventing Dental Decay in Children

Preventing Dental Decay in Children

Posted Nov 4th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

There's a wide variety of options for preventing tooth decay in your children early on, that will help give them the best chance at a healthy smile for life.

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5 Great Books to Prepare your Child for Visiting the Dentist

5 Great Books to Prepare your Child for Visiting the Dentist

Posted Oct 29th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

To feel more comfortable about unfamiliar experiences, it's best to mentally prepare! These 5 books are sure to get your kids ready - and excited - for their next dental appointment.

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Oral Health Friendly School Lunch Ideas

Oral Health Friendly School Lunch Ideas

Posted Oct 26th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

It can be pretty tricky to pack a healthy lunch for your kids to bring to school that your kids will want to eat! But it is fundamental to their oral health.

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Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Posted Oct 21st, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

As soon as primary teeth start coming in, tooth decay becomes a potential risk for your child. At this early stage, regular dental hygiene is fundamental in the prevention of early childhood tooth decay.

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Relieving Dental Fear and Anxiety in Children

Relieving Dental Fear and Anxiety in Children

Posted Oct 15th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

Each child has a different reaction sitting in the dentist's chair. Some aren't bothered at all, while others feel an unusual level of fear and anxiety when visiting the dentist.

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Sports Mouth Guards for Children

Sports Mouth Guards for Children

Posted Oct 12th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

Sports are a fun way to keep your kids healthy and active. Mouth guards protect your children’s teeth (and orthodontic appliances) when they’re participating in sports where there is risk of injury to the mouth or head.

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Brushing & Flossing For Children

Brushing & Flossing For Children

Posted Oct 7th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

Getting off to an early start when it comes to brushing and flossing is one of the best ways to ensure that your kids establish habits that will keep their teeth healthy for life.

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