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Childhood Cavities: What Causes them and How to Stop them

January 11, 2018

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Dental Caries, or cavities, are the most prevalent and preventable disease afflicting children in the United States today. Most people know that to keep cavities away it takes diligent brushing, and a mouth-healthy diet. But, cavities can form from more obscure circumstances that are often easily avoided. Dry Mouth Dry mouth is caused by a lack of saliva, which helps prevent tooth decay and…
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Do Baby Teeth with Cavities Need to be Treated?

December 28, 2017

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Everyone has primary (baby) teeth, and most people (around 60%) experience some level of tooth decay that affects baby teeth. But, baby teeth are temporary, and not as important as adult teeth, right? Wrong. Primary teeth don’t last forever, but they are not expendable and untreated cavities can cause serious immediate harm, and negatively affect how a young…
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Why Does My Child have Bleeding Gums?

December 14, 2017

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Does your child have sensitive gums that bleed when they brush or floss? if they do, then they may have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. But, never fear: gum disease can be diagnosed and treated by a pediatric dentist. Here’s the quick rundown of periodontal disease, sometimes called gum disease. The Basics of Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease manifests…
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