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The Scoop on Teeth Whitening Products and Your Kids

Commercials for tooth whitening products are all over TV. Here is some advice from our friends at the American Academy of Pediatrics: Consider Your Child’s Age Before Trying Tooth Whitening Products ​​After the tooth fairy has made a few visits to your home, you might notice that your child’s pearly smile doesn’t seem as white […]

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Are Dental X-Rays Necessary for Children

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Dr. Paul Casamassimo was recently featured in The New York Times….. Are Dental X-Rays Necessary for Children? According to the article: “Cavities between teeth are best caught early. If you wait until you can see it without an X-ray, “that tooth is in big trouble,” possibly requiring a root canal […]

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The Value of Sealants

This article appeared in “The Upshot” column of the New York Times. We always enjoy passing on other voices that support treatment we strongly believe in, which, in this case, is dental sealants Defending Your Children’s Teeth (and Dentists): The Value of Sealants Austin Frakt Austin Frakt THE NEW HEALTH CARE SEPT. 19, 2016 Applying […]

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Are there any health drawbacks related to drinking sparkling water?

This question was posed to the “Ask Well” column of the New York Times and here is the answer: Plain seltzer or sparkling water’s lack of sugar, calories, added colors or artificial flavors and its relatively low acidity makes it a generally healthy choice compared to most beverage options on the market, including most sodas, […]

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Cavities in Baby Teeth

Question: Is it necessary to fill a cavity in a baby tooth? Answer: While all parents know baby teeth eventually fall out, it’s important to keep little teeth healthy because they are the blueprint for your child’s permanent teeth. Treating a cavity in a baby tooth is crucial to ensure the tooth stays in place […]

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Bottlemouth Syndrome

Here is some important information provided by our friends at the American Association of Pediatricians ​Bottlemouth syndrome is a special form of tooth decay in very young children. It is caused by prolonged exposure to milk or sugary liquids. Children at risk for bottlemouth syndrome take bottles of milk or juice to bed at naptime […]

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Kids Tooth Doc sponsors the 2016 Great Egg Scramble

Once again Kids Tooth Doc was a proud sponsor of the Englewood Parks and Recreation Great Egg Scramble. Despite all the snow, the Scramble was a great success inside the Englewood Recreation Center.

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Dr. Robin Yamaguma joins Kids Tooth Doc!

We are so fortunate to have a fabulous group of pediatric dentists available to treat your children. Dr. Robin Yamaguma is joining Kids Tooth Doc and we are so excited she is here! Dr. Robin Yamaguma was born and raised on the island of Maui. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University […]

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Kids Tooth Doc welcomes Dr. Kathryn Hiegert!

Dr. Hiergert is a pediatric dentist and she will be joining our practice on a part time basis beginning in November. Dr. Kathryn Hiegert grew up in a small town in Arkansas where she lived until her move to Kansas City, Missouri to attend the University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Dentistry. While in […]

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First Baby Tooth Falls Out? Time to Call the Tooth Fairy!

The tooth fairy likes to reward children for clean, lost baby teeth in a variety of ways. Check out some fun tooth fairy traditions to try in your home complements of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists! A visit from the tooth fairy can be a fun tradition to start once your child begins to […]

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