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Why Are Dental Sealants Important?

February 4, 2019

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DO YOU SPEND A LOT of time worrying about how to keep your child’s teeth cavity-free? Teaching them to brush and floss are critical steps towards ensuring that they can take good care of their teeth for life. Once those permanent teeth come in, there’s something we can do at the dental practice that will give…
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When Your Child Has A Toothache…

January 28, 2019

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A TOOTHACHE IS never fun to deal with for anyone, and they can happen for a variety of reasons. Do you know what to do if your child has one, especially if it happens over the holidays or at the beginning of the weekend and you can’t get quick access to professional dental care? Toothache Causes…
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Getting Your Child Ready For The Dentist

January 21, 2019

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AS PARENTS, THERE IS nothing better in the world than our children’s smiles. However, while it is easy for adults to understand the role the dentist plays in keeping those smiles healthy, a little boy or girl does’t always know why it’s important to go to a strange place where an unfamiliar grown-up is going to…
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The Top 3 Worst Drinks For Your Teeth

January 14, 2019

ONE OF LIFE’S CRUELEST ironies is that so many of the foods and drinks we enjoy the most aren’t good for us at all. Naturally, as dental professionals, we’re particularly concerned about the ones that are bad for our teeth. That’s why we’re giving our patients a heads up about the three drinks that have the…
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Interceptive Orthodontics: The Basics

January 7, 2019

WHEN WE PICTURE SOMEONE with braces, we usually picture a teenager with a mouthful of colorful brackets. What we don’t typically picture is orthodontic appliances on younger children. However, interceptive orthodontics can reduce the need for tooth extraction and jaw surgery, correct certain problems as they appear, encourage better facial development, shorten the length of orthodontic…
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The Hidden Sugars In Our Food

January 3, 2019

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WHEN WE THINK OF SUGARY FOOD, we usually picture things like candy, cake, pie, ice cream, and soda, but there is sugar hiding in many of the foods we buy at the grocery store — even foods we don’t think of as sweet! This is bad news for our oral health, because the harmful bacteria in…
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Goodbye Impressions, Hello iTero Scanner

June 19, 2018

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FOR A LONG TIME, dental impressions have been many patients’ least favorite part of getting dental work done. Luckily, impressions are a thing of the past, because modern technology has given us a better way to get a 3-D map of patients’ dental arches! That better way is the iTero Scanner. What The iTero Scanner Does…
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Oral Health Habits To Teach Your Children

June 15, 2018

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  RAISING A CHILD IS TOUGH work. There are so many things parents have to teach them so that they can succeed as they grow older. Included on that list are good oral health habits that will enable them to keep their teeth healthy and strong for life!   Build Good Habits Early For permanent…
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NORTH SHORE CANCER WALK

April 17, 2018

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The staff at North Shore Pediatric Dental and Orthodontics will be participating in the North Shore Medical Center Cancer Walk on June 24th 2018. We want to honor all those who have been affected by cancer. Please join us in support of this annual charitable event by either registering to participate or donating to the…
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After-School Snacks For Healthy Teeth

April 11, 2018

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GROWING BODIES NEED a lot of fuel, and that means a lot of after-school snacks. The nature of those snacks can have a big impact on a child’s oral health during this critical period when they’re losing baby teeth and growing in their permanent set. So which snacks are the best ones if you’re trying…
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