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How to Choose a Pediatric Dentist in Coral Gables

DATE : December 27, 2021

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Some people believe that children hate going to the dentist. However, that’s not the case, and it does not need to ever be that way, either! You can easily find a dentist who will make your child feel safe, leading them to a lifetime of good dental care through regular check-ups, cleanings, and other general […]

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Thumb Sucking

DATE : September 30, 2021

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About Thumb Sucking  Some children may have a strong, innate urge to suck their thumb, and it can be frustrating and difficult for parents. This compulsive behavior generally begins before a child turns 2 years old but can begin at any time before permanent teeth start to come in.  When your child sucks their thumb, […]

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Teething

DATE : September 30, 2021

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About Teething During the teething stage, children are more irritable, as it can be a very painful process. They may drool, cry a lot, have an elevated temperature with or without a runny nose, and / or tug on their ear(s) when teething. Their gums will become swollen as their first teeth push through to […]

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Sleep Apnea & Behavior Problems in Children

DATE : September 30, 2021

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About Sleep Apnea and Childhood Behavior Problems  You may be wondering why your child has been sleeping poorly. One common cause for behavior problems in children is sleep apnea, where the airway becomes blocked while your child is asleep, causing them to wake frequently throughout the night.  Children with sleep apnea may not be able […]

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Sealants

DATE : September 30, 2021

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About Dental Sealants  Tooth decay is the leading cause of tooth loss. Sealants are a protective coating applied to chewing surfaces that can prevent the growth and spread of harmful bacteria to stop tooth decay from even beginning. One of the best ways to protect your teeth from cavities and periodontal disease is by using […]

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Pregnancy & Your Child’s Developing Teeth

DATE : September 30, 2021

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About Pregnancy and Your Child’s Developing Teeth Your child’s teeth begin to develop during gestation. Development of the teeth begins as soon as 6 weeks after conception and continues until your child is around 3 years old.  You must take special care to include bone-building vitamins such as calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D to ensure […]

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Nitrous Oxide for Children

DATE : September 30, 2021

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About Nitrous Oxide for Children The use of nitrous oxide can have the same benefit for children as it does for older adults, helping to calm anxiety and allow for their treatment to be less traumatic. The use of nitrous oxide for children is both safe and effective, allowing them to remain calm and confident […]

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Fluoride & Your Child

DATE : September 30, 2021

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About Fluoride for Children Drinking water containing fluoride and / or the use of topical fluoride treatment can help prevent tooth decay. This mineral has been shown to strengthen enamel and fight against plaque, making it an important part of your daily regimen for maintaining healthy teeth.  Toothpaste for children under 3 should be a […]

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Age One Dental Visit

DATE : September 30, 2021

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About Age One Dental Visit A visit to the dentist is an important milestone for any child. It’s their first time seeing what a dentist does and how they can prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health concerns, even if they don’t understand it yet.  This first visit is the first step in teaching […]

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Pediatric Dentistry

DATE : September 30, 2021

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About Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric dentistry specializes in caring for children from the time they are born and into adolescence, through the teen years. Pediatric dentists, or pedodontists, specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health concerns involving the teeth, gums, and jaw. This may include early childhood caries (ECC), gum disease, or any […]

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