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How to Help Your Child Establish Good Dental Habits Early On

February 21, 2020

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During the month of February, dentists all over the world will be celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month. One way to acknowledge this special time is by helping your little one get excited about oral hygiene. Even the youngest smiles need (and deserve) proper care, which is why it is a team effort on behalf of you and your child’s pediatric dentist in Poway to come up with a plan to ensure good oral habits are established at an early age. To help you get started, here are a few suggestions you might try to get your child ready for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

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How to Talk to Your Child About the Tooth Fairy

February 10, 2020

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a woman wearing a crown and holding a big tooth and looking like the tooth fairy

It is likely that when you were a child, you got excited the moment a tooth popped out. Why? Because it meant the Tooth Fairy was coming to visit, and you’d be a least a little bit richer. Now that you have children of your own, it’s time to strap on your wings and get ready to perform the fastest, sneakiest swap of your life. Whether you’ve been playing Tooth Fairy for years or this will be your first time, let a pediatric dentist in Poway share some advice on talking to your kids about the importance of healthy teeth and why they’re the only ones the Tooth Fairy will take.

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Bring on Baby: Useful Health Tips to Consider While You’re Pregnant

January 3, 2020

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a pregnant woman

When pregnant, it can be difficult trying to remember everything you should do to ensure the health and safety of you and your baby. What to eat? What to stay away from? What chemicals should you use, and which ones should you avoid? Since January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, why not consider a few new ways you can stay healthy throughout your pregnancy? No matter if your child is born in perfect health or requires some additional developmental help along the way, find out how a special needs dentistry in Poway will be there for you when the time comes.

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Why Your Children’s Dentist Uses Fluoride

December 30, 2019

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According to a study by the U.S. government, about 43% of children ages 2 to 19 have cavities. While this number is down 50% from ten years ago, it’s still too high for comfort. Tooth decay is actually the most common disease in the United States, regardless of age. Fortunately, there is a way to stop decay in its tracks – fluoride! Keep reading to learn how Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment for kids in Poway can prevent and even reverse early signs of cavities.

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Is Your Child’s Thumb-Sucking Disrupting Their Tooth Development?

December 7, 2019

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sleeping child sucking their thumb

Thumb-sucking is a classic trademark of babies everywhere. 2 hours after birth, about 90% of newborns have already developed a form of thumb-sucking, and some even start while they’re still in the womb. Thankfully this widespread habit is usually harmless and tends to go away on its own between the ages of 2 and 4. However, there are times when thumb-sucking can disrupt a child’s dental development and cause long-term damage to their teeth. Read on to learn what to look out for and how to stop thumb-sucking in Poway before it can influence the development of your child’s teeth.

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Use Your 2019 Dental Insurance Benefits Before It’s Too Late!

November 15, 2019

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It’s hard to believe, but 2019 is already almost over! If your child hasn’t seen their pediatric dentist twice this year, you might as well wait until the new year rolls around, right? Wrong! Your dental insurance benefits in Poway do NOT roll over. That means that all those premiums you’ve been paying for are going to go to waste unless you take your child to the dentist before the end of 2019. Here’s how to maximize your dental insurance benefits to save you as much money as possible.

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4 Tips to Avoid Cavities This Halloween

October 16, 2019

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kids trick-or-treating

October can be one of the best months for a kid – it means candy! Although sweets are as big of a Halloween tradition as dressing up, it can be harmful for your child’s pearly whites. Here are 4 tips from your pediatric dentist in Poway to avoid cavities this spooky season.

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Dental X-Rays: Find Out if This Dental Technology is Safe for Children

September 9, 2019

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Dental x-rays are an important part of dentistry. By showing the dentist what is happening beneath the gum line, she can get a better view of the mouth in its entirety. Too often, problems exist within the oral cavity that cannot be seen on the surface. This is when these useful and beneficial pieces of technology can come in handy. But are there safe x-rays for children in Poway? Let’s find out.

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Why Your Child’s Tooth May Need to Be Extracted

August 29, 2019

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boy in dental chair

Most kids love losing teeth. After all, they get a quarter and a visit from the tooth fairy! They might not be nearly as excited if it’s their dentist who’s removing the tooth, though. However, sometimes it’s necessary. While your dentist will try their best to preserve baby and adult teeth for as long as possible, sometimes the tooth just has to be removed. Read on to learn why a children’s tooth extraction in Poway is needed, and what to expect during and after the procedure.

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4 Dental Tips for Kids: Back to School Edition

August 7, 2019

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little girl with backpack

Your child may have all the supplies, clothes, and sports equipment they need for the beginning of a successful school year, but do they have a healthy mouth? Do they have the tools and routines they’ll need to keep it that way? If not, don’t worry. Your pediatric dentist in Poway is here with 4 dental tips on sending your kids back to school.

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