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 […]

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 […]

Baby Teeth Recommendations

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Everyday mouth bathing from birth Every time you give your child a body bath, get inside the mouth with a wet 2×2 gauze or a wet wash cloth. Massage and wash inside the lips and cheeks, all around the tongue, the roof of the mouth, and all along both upper and lower gum pads where […]

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (Early Childhood Caries)

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One serious form of decay among young children is baby bottle tooth decay. This condition is caused by frequent and long exposures of an infant’s teeth to liquids that contain sugar. Among these liquids are milk (including breast milk), formula, fruit juice and other sweetened drinks. Putting a baby to bed for a nap or […]

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