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Baby Teeth
Posted on 1/30/2019 by Laura Epifano
Bringing a child into this world can be a wild and fulfilling process. With so many things to prepare for and worry about, it can be an overwhelming and exhausting time in life. My aim is to prepare you with some facts about your child's teeth, which I hope will help you put aside some of your concerns and fears. These bite-sized chunks of knowledge may help you understand what is happening with your child's teeth. Newborns are not toothless at birth. There is a full set of "baby teeth" hiding beneath the gum line waiting to erupt at about 3 years of age. Baby teeth are just as important as the adult set that comes in later. Baby teeth are crucial for speaking and chewing, and for holding a healthy place for the adult set to emerge from. There are a few conditions which warrant braces on baby teeth: impacted teeth, severe over-crowding, and crossbites. Brush those baby teeth using a soft-bristled brush that is damp with warm water. Do not use toothpaste for the...

At What Age Do You Worry About Crooked Baby Teeth?
Posted on 1/20/2019 by Laura Epifano
When your baby start getting new teeth, it's time to get to work on their oral hygiene by brushing each new tooth and cleaning their gums, but at what age do you worry about crooked baby teeth? When Baby's New Teeth Are Crooked It's exciting when your baby starts getting their teeth, but the process can be painful. When the new teeth are done coming in, you may start noticing that they are not straight, and this is perfectly normal. Depending on the size of your baby's mouth, crooked teeth can become a problem in the future, but it's not time to panic yet. Should I Worry About Crooked Baby Teeth? The short answer is no. The most important thing you can do for your baby is start them early with proper oral care. Once they are a little older you can start flossing, at least once a day, especially when their teeth are close together. If the baby has spaces between their teeth, this will make it easier to clean all around them and you won't need to start...

How Playing Dress Up Can Help Excite Your Child for Their Next Visit
Posted on 12/30/2018 by Laura Epifano
Thinking back on your childhood, you probably don't remember a trip to your dentist's office as a fond memory. It's not commonly viewed as a fun time, and we want to change that for your child. The feelings of anxiety and stress associated with dental checkups, having cavities filled and other procedures are completely normal. There are ways to ease that stress, however, and playing dress up is one of them. “My Turn to be the Dentist!" If your child is experiencing dread at the mention of visiting our office, we have a few ideas you can try at home. Children learn through play, they see adults in the world around them and they play-act out the everyday chores and life they see around them. It's a great coping mechanism when something is scary or new, being able to dress up or 'be' that scary thing helps them break the experience down into manageable pieces. Visiting the dentist can be fun! Especially if it's a game you've been playing at...
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