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Foods and Drinks That Damage Your Child
Posted on 11/30/2018 by Kids First Pediatric Dentistry
The list of good foods your child should be eating is long and important. A healthy diet means a healthy child, strong bodies and bones and a sharp mind. Just as bad foods can make your child irritable or sick, there are also foods and drinks that can damage your child's oral health. Things to Avoid Anything with sugar in it is really not a good idea for your child's good oral health, but it can be found in places you don't expect it, like juice. It's important to remember that just because a juice has 'healthy' on the label it does not necessarily mean that it's good for your child's teeth. According to the USDA, sugar should not make up more than 10% of your child's daily intake of calories. That means that children over the age of three should have no more than 12.5 teaspoons of sugar per day. Juice is very high in sugar, which is food for bacteria. Once the bacterium starts growing, it starts attaching itself to the enamel and weakening...

Do Kids Do Better In School With Better Oral Health?
Posted on 11/20/2018 by Kids First Pediatric Dentistry
We want your children to succeed in school. Their future is important to us and we want to do our part to make sure that they're comfortable, healthy and ready to face whatever challenges they may encounter in school. Overall good health includes good oral health, and children who are healthy will do better in school than children who are not. Healthy Equals Happy What does bad oral health look like? Or, if you will, a sick mouth? Well, children who do not have regular cleanings or who do not brush and floss regularly will have a buildup of bacteria and plaque in their mouths. This gooey, sticky substance eats away at the enamel of the teeth and causes decay and dental cavities. If they're left untreated, these can become painful and uncomfortable and can even result in tooth loss and bone loss. If left untreated long enough, this bacterium can develop into gum disease and many other complications can arise from this. Imagine sitting at your desk trying to listen to...

Let's Talk About the First Tooth Your Child Has
Posted on 10/30/2018 by Kids First Pediatric Dentistry
Infant dental care is important from the very beginning. While most babies don't begin to get their teeth until around six months old, it's never too early to start learning good dental hygiene. Practicing excellent dental habits from an early age will set your child up for a life complimented by a healthy smile and a good attitude. So how do you start implementing good habits at such an early age? We're glad you asked! Good Habits From the Very Beginning Establishing good oral hygiene at an early age is a paramount step in living a healthy life. From birth, we'd like to encourage you to daily care for your infant's mouth. Simply take a damp washcloth or gauze pad and use it to wipe down your baby's gums. Not only will this clear the mouth of any bacteria, it will help your baby become accustomed to the daily practice of brushing his/her teeth. Once the first tooth pops in, introduce your baby to a small toothbrush. Brush twice a day with just a small...
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