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What Is the Going Rate for the Tooth Fairy?

One of the most fun milestones in a child’s life is when they begin to lose their baby pearly whites. It can lead to silly traditions, such as trying an unusual way to pull out a loose tooth, and funny memories about how the tooth finally came out. That first wiggly tooth not only brings […]

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Common Dental Emergencies Faced by Kids and Families

There are a variety of common disasters and small emergencies that pediatric dentists face on a daily basis and obviously parents worry each time a dental emergency strikes. It’s understandable, because if left untreated any of these common occurrences could become serious. At the same time, though, it’s worthwhile to remember that most kids’ dental […]

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When to Stop Using a Pacifier to Soothe Your Baby

When a baby starts crying, one of the first things many parents do is offer a pacifier. As the child ages, it’s natural for parents to wonder how long they should keep using the pacifier, no matter how effective it might be at calming a fussy baby. For all its benefits, parents and those working […]

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What Are Those White Spots on My Baby’s Teeth?

As a parent, you want your children to be healthy, and that includes their teeth. Baby teeth may be replaced in a few short years by the permanent set, but they still require care to prevent decay and other more significant issues. Any untreated dental problems may affect their adult teeth if left untreated. Perhaps […]

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Water Flossing for Kids Fights Bad Breath

We try to drill the message of important dental hygiene into our kids’ heads every day, yet statistics seem to show that those efforts are largely unsuccessful. So much so, in fact, that the American Association of Pediatric Dentists reports that 42 percent of U.S. parents recognize that their children’s dental hygiene standards are not […]

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Doylestown Kids Castle and Other Playgrounds

Doylestown, PA, is home to several fun playgrounds for kids such as Build the Kingdom, Kids Castle and Meyer Way Community Park. Kids Castle in particular stands out and has even been lauded along with other playgrounds in countries such as Sweden, Australia and France as a top attraction. Here is a look at what […]

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Preventing Expensive Dental Work Requires Regular Visits as a Child

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dental caries affect upwards of 25 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 5 in the United States. By the time children reach the ages of 12, half of them are estimated to have serious tooth decay. The state of a person’s teeth when […]

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Summer Sweets Linger On Teeth

It’s easy to get out of your routine during the summer when the kids are home from school. Healthy choices like brushing and flossing don’t have to go by the wayside when you’re going to theme parks and enjoying some last-minute fun. Limit sweet treats like sodas, ice cream and slushees. These treats are packed […]

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Preventing Chipped Teeth and Other Childhood Dental Accidents

Accidents are a normal part of childhood, but dental emergencies can be avoided with a little bit of planning. Chipping, cracking, or breaking a tooth is a painful experience that requires immediate dental care. Cuts and abrasions to the gums, tongue, and oral tissue should also receive prompt attention from a dentist or health care […]

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Do Your Kids Need to Floss?

As an adult, you now know the importance of flossing and good dental hygiene. Imparting that knowledge to your kids who have yet to experience the consequences can be a challenge. Getting kids to adhere to a good oral care routine is even more important. Brushing, flossing and rinsing after each meal should become a habit […]

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