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Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

December 9, 2021

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stocking stuffer gifts

It’s officially December, and do you know what that means? Christmas is right around the corner! If you’re a parent, one of the highlights of the holiday is watching your little ones open presents and sort through their stocking stuffer goodies. Although candy and other treats are often found in stockings, they can negatively affect oral health. Fortunately, many fun non-candy goodies can help your child avoid dental problems down the line. Read on as a children’s dentist in Midland shares a few ideas that will leave your loved ones smiling.


Getting the Most Out of Dental Insurance for Your Child

November 4, 2021

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Teddy bear and oral hygiene supplies; children’s dentistry

Any child who’s old enough to have teeth (which is usually around 6 months of age) is at risk for cavities, and more than 20% of children have had tooth decay by age 5. If you want to protect your child’s smile, then you need to start getting them dental care as early as possible. But what if you have trouble fitting the cost of preventive checkups and possible restorative treatments into your budget? This is where dental insurance can make all the difference. The following post covers the basics of children’s dental insurance coverage; reviewing this information can aid you in maximizing your benefits.


Tips for Kids to Have a Cavity-Free Thanksgiving This Year

Filed under: Uncategorized — midlandkidsdentist @ 6:57 pm
boys at thanksgiving meal

During the holidays, you want your kids to eat healthily, but it can be tough when they are tempted by all the delicious treats made by family and friends. For more than just their diet, as a parent, you are doing your best to make sure they are taking care of their teeth, as well. As you try to plan for a healthy Thanksgiving, here are some helpful toothcare tips from your children’s dentist in Midland.


How to Help Your Child Recover from a Tooth Extraction

September 17, 2021

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Child at dentist for tooth extraction

If you’ve had a tooth extraction in the past, you know that the recovery process isn’t the most comfortable experience. Your child will most likely agree when their upcoming appointment comes around. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to help your child recover efficiently and as comfortable as possible. Continue reading to learn some of the things that you can do to make the whole process a breeze!


3 TikTok Recipes That Your Child and Their Smile Will Love!

September 2, 2021

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Child with fork and knife

Your current treats are delicious, but is your family aching for something new? When it comes to finding fresh recipes, TikTok is the place to see what’s trending. While everything out there seems to be fattening and sugar-filled, the truth is that there are some wholesome options that won’t put your child’s teeth at risk for cavities and other oral health issues. Continue reading to learn about a few fun new recipes that your child and their smile are bound to enjoy!


Why Is Wearing a Mouthguard So Important?

August 12, 2021

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Child wearing mouthguard in Midland

Does your child like to participate in sports during their free time? This is great for their mental and physical health. After all, getting plenty of exercise is crucial for good overall wellbeing. However, playing contact sports can increase their risk of experiencing a dental injury. This doesn’t mean that they need to refrain from these activities out of fear. That’s why mouthguards are available from their dentist. Continue reading to learn more about sports related injuries and how mouthguards can help.


My Child Knocked Out a Tooth! What Should I Do?

July 29, 2021

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Child with toothache

Dental emergencies are difficult enough to deal with when they involve you, but when it’s your child, it can be even more stressful. It is hard to know what to do when you’re face with a situation, like a knocked-out tooth. By remaining calm and seeing your child’s dentist as soon as possible, they will do everything they can to return your child’s smile to health. But what should you do while you are your child are still at home? Read on to learn which steps you should take for the best possible outcome.


How Does School Lunch Affect Your Child’s Oral Health?

July 6, 2021

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children eating school lunch

With summer slowly coming to an end, the back-to-school preparations are starting to take place. You may think you have your bases covered with new school supplies, backpacks, and clothes for the school year – but what about lunch? It might be the last thing on your mind since their cafeteria offers food, but your child’s choices can leave a lasting mark on their smile. Here’s how different school lunches can affect your little one’s oral health.


What Age Is Best for Buying Your Child an Electric Toothbrush?

June 22, 2021

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Child brushing her teeth

You always try to guide your children in the right direction. Whether you’re encouraging them to do well in school or be kind to those around them, having guidance is important. Another way that you try to help out your kids is by teaching them about the importance of maintaining excellent oral hygiene. After all, no one wants to be spending extra time in the dental chair having cavities filled or extractions. But when is the right time to switch them to an electric toothbrush for an optimal clean? Here is what you need to know.


Fluoride: The Safe & Simple Way to Prevent Cavities in Kids

June 17, 2021

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Young girl getting a fluoride treatment for preventing cavities in kids

It’s no secret: kids get cavities. In fact, the CDC reports that tooth decay is the number one most common chronic childhood disease! Unfortunately, there are a variety of factors that put children at an increased risk of cavities, like thinner enamel on baby teeth, bad brushing habits, and unhealthy diets. But there’s a safe and simple way to protect your little one’s precious smile from decay thanks to fluoride treatments! Read on to learn more about this fast and reliable service and why they come so highly recommended by children’s dentists!

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