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It’s frightening to learn that around 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. In addition to being bad for your overall health, dehydration can also damage your oral health. This is because water helps to strengthen teeth, fight dry mouth, wash away sugar and food debris, and stimulate the production of saliva.
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The best way for you to help your children avoid gum disease is to educate them and yourselves about the differences between the stages of gum disease and how to avoid it. In this post, we will discuss these differences and a few of the symptoms of each.
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Dental cavities are very common in children because the tooth enamel in baby teeth is softer than in adult teeth. This means it’s easier for the plaque and bacteria in your child’s mouth to eat away at this vulnerable enamel and create dental cavities. If food debris and plaque aren’t routinely brushed and flossed away, your child’s risk of a dental cavity increases dramatically.
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Our teeth are incredible and allow us to do many things. In the animal kingdom, there are plenty of amazing and scary teeth! Below are a few of the scariest animal teeth that nature has to offer!
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Having a dental procedure can be stressful for a child, but it’s common for the anxiety to persist once the procedure is finished. Some children wake up from a procedure still feeling nervous. Luckily there are ways to ease a child’s post-procedure anxiety and stress.
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It’s common knowledge that our children should be visiting the dentist every six months to get a dental cleaning and a checkup. We also know that a toothache indicates the need to visit the dentist quickly and that bleeding or swollen gums may indicate gum disease or gingivitis. However, there are other, less obvious signals that mean it may be time to make an appointment for your child.
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It might sound cliché, but simple oral hygiene like brushing, flossing, and visiting a dentist regularly really is the most effective way to prevent dental cavities in children. For some children and teens, however, there are certain fish factors that make them more susceptible to cavities even if proper dental hygiene is observed. Simply practicing good oral hygiene may not be enough to prevent your child from developing cavities if they fall into certain categories.
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Baby teeth are a very important part of helping your child achieve and maintain beautiful and healthy smiles that will grow with them into adulthood. You can help your children keep their teeth strong and healthy throughout childhood, but first, there are a few things you should know about baby teeth.
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Orthodontic treatment can sometimes cause pain or discomfort as the teeth are guided into the right position. For those considering orthodontic treatment, the possibility that the braces will cause pain is one of the most common concerns we hear in our office, both from patients and the parents of our patients.
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Here at Firestone Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we know that patients who are proud of their smiles and confident to show them off will benefit from better self-esteem and tend to be happier with their overall appearance. If your child is ashamed of his or her smile, it can lead to low self-esteem, anti-social tendencies, and embarrassment.

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