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Floss Like a Boss: Teaching Your Child to Floss the Easy Way

May 17, 2024

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Patient and child floss together

If you were to list all the things your child needs to learn to be healthy and functional it might stretch for miles. Still, you might forget to put flossing near the top! Teaching your child to floss is vital for their dental health in the future. While brushing is important, flossing reaches the spots that toothbrushes can’t, preventing cavities and gum disease. If you’d like some tips to help them learn to floss the easy way, continue reading!

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Your 5-Minute Guide to Baby Teeth

April 4, 2024

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Child holding a baby tooth

As a parent to a small child, life is full of uncertainties. It can be challenging to know when their first teeth are going to erupt and when you can expect them to become wiggly and fall out. These are both huge milestones! Continue reading to learn more about your child’s baby teeth so you know what you can look forward to in the coming months and years.

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Know Your Child’s Smile Inside & Out: 4 Dental Facts for Parents

March 20, 2024

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a father brushing his teeth with his son

During the first several years of your child’s life, their mouth will go through drastic changes, from getting their first tooth to learning how to brush their teeth. As a parent, it can feel hard to keep up with all of these new developments; however, with key knowledge, you can help make the best decisions for your little one’s growing smile. Read on for four important dental facts every parent should learn!

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Is My Child’s Beverage Causing Cavities?

February 13, 2024

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Child receives dental care

Many children love sweet beverages like soda, chocolate milk, juice, sports drinks, and the like. Unfortunately, all of these drinks can increase their risk of developing cavities if they’re not careful, and it’s important that children only enjoy them in moderation to preserve their oral health. Here’s why these drinks can be so harmful along with a few tips to help you keep your child’s smile stunning.

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Day One Protection: The Importance of Early Oral Health Detection in Children

January 12, 2024

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Child in the dental chair smiling with good oral health

As parents, ensuring the well-being of your child is the most important thing in your world. While it’s easy to take them to the doctor when they’re sick, you may not think much about their mouth. The thing is, oral health and checkups are an important part of their overall development.

Early detection of oral health problems is vital for setting your child on the path to healthy smiles. If you want to learn why that is, continue reading.

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Smile-Friendly Gift Ideas for Kids

December 8, 2023

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Happy child holding toothbrush and tooth model

When you go shopping for gifts for your child, whether it is for a special occasion or just because, you likely want to buy something practical. At the same time, you want to pick something that your little one will enjoy. Often, items that support oral health check both of those boxes — they are useful and fun! What are a few specific items that you might choose to buy for your child? Here are some smile-friendly gift ideas:

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How These 4 Thanksgiving Foods Will Benefit Your Child’s Teeth

November 4, 2023

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a family enjoying a Thanksgiving meal together

Thanksgiving is finally here, and you’re probably busy getting ready to host your family and friends—and this probably includes preparing quite a bit of food. Turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole—the list goes on and on! However, Thanksgiving food isn’t just delicious—certain dishes also have a positive impact on oral health, especially for children! Continue reading below to learn more about a few Thanksgiving dishes that are tooth-friendly and certain to bring a big smile to your little one’s face!

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5 Tips for Not-So-Spooky Oral Health This Halloween

October 31, 2023

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A group of kids in their spooky Halloween costumes with good oral health

It’s that time of year again when ghosts and ghouls roam the streets looking for buckets of candy. With all that sugar, you know that a trip to the dentist is eminent, but if you want to safeguard your children from the worst of the Halloween oral health blues, look no further.

Continue reading to find five tips for celebrating the night without the toothaches that may come with it!

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3 Benefits Of Early Dental Visits For Your Child

September 12, 2023

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Toddler and her dad with a dentist learning how to brush her teeth together

As parents, part of our job consists of caring for our little one’s health until they’re grown enough to take care of themselves. This naturally includes their oral health! Many children can develop issues like tooth decay or gum disease which could have been preventable. That’s why it’s so important that you start taking your kid to the dentist regularly once their first tooth appears, which is usually around 1 year. Keep reading to learn about 3 key benefits of taking them to dental appointments early.

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Back-to-School Tips for Your Child’s Next Dental Exam

August 24, 2023

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As a parent, you’ve likely noticed that Summer is winding down. That means you’re prepping your kids for their upcoming Fall semester! Amidst this hustle and bustle, though, don’t forget: your preparations should involve more than school supply shopping. You’ll also want to help your kids pass their next dental exam with flying colors. Fortunately, your Cumming pediatric dentist has you covered. Use these back-to-school oral health tips so your children ace their next dental checkup.

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