Why does your dentist recommend a visit every six months?

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Have you ever wondered why your dentist recommends you come back every six months? “Six months is the ideal period for most of our patients to come back and see us” says Dr. Billy Hall, Dental Director at Just Kids Dental. “This time frame really gives us the best chance to observe changes and spot […]

What is preventive dentistry and why is it important?

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Preventive dentistry means a healthy smile for your child. Children with healthy mouths chew more easily and gain more nutrients from the foods they eat. They learn to speak more quickly and clearly. They have a better overall general health, because disease in the mouth can endanger the rest of the body. A healthy mouth […]

When Should I Start Brushing My Baby’s Teeth?

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This is a question that we receive often from first time parents, and understandably so. Most (probably all) of us do not remember the first time our teeth were brushed. That’s okay, because we’re here to help! It is very important to care for your child’s teeth from the beginning. Here are some recommended tips […]

How Does a Cavity Form?

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When you go to the dentist for a checkup, you hate to hear those four dreaded words: You have a cavity. No one wants cavities, but the average person has 13 cavities by the time he or she reaches ages 40-59. That sparks a natural curiosity about tooth decay: How do cavities form? And how fast […]

How safe are X-Rays?

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Getting x-rays is a regular part of many dental visits, but some people have questions about the safety of these x-rays. You may wonder: Should children be getting dental x-rays? Will they have any cumulative effect over your lifetime? Can you get cancer from dental x-rays? Are there safer forms of x-rays? Let’s take a […]

Why Is It Important to Floss Daily?

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A few minutes after you eat sugary or carbohydrate-rich foods, bacteria start to demineralize your dental enamel (outer layer of the tooth). Demineralization means the acidic condition caused by sugar leaches calcium and other important minerals from your teeth dentin and enamel. Bacteria responsible for a host of oral diseases thrive on common dietary sugars […]

How to Help Your Child Get Over Dental Phobia

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Kids are scared of the dentist. In fact,  thirty percent of kids say they are scared to visit the dentist. You can help your child deal with a fear of the dentist by using these strategies. Don’t Pass on Your Fears to Your Kids The above survey found that kids whose parents are afraid of […]

Back to School Dental Tips from your Just Kids Dental Professionals!

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Just Kids Dental Clinic Lead Dentists: Stephanie Freudenthal, Anne Rob and Allison Melancon have a few tips to help students return to school with a healthy smile. All recommend scheduling a “back to school” dental check up. “Twice a year dental visits are important,” says Freudenthal. “Your child’s dentist will diagnose any dental problems that may be […]

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