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8 Ways To Make Brushing Teeth Fun For Kids

By JudithSheaDDS | July 24, 2020

Make toothbrushing a habit for your child with the power of play. According to the CDC, about 20% of children between the ages of five and 11 have untreated tooth decay. Regular dental appointments and opting for fluoride treatments go a long way in stopping tooth decay, but twice-daily toothbrushing is still one of the…

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Why Straighten My Child’s Teeth? 10 Reasons to Get Braces for Your Child

By JudithSheaDDS | June 18, 2020

Braces improve the health and appearance of your child’s smile. As your child gets older, their pedodontist may recommend that you look into whether they’ll need conventional braces or interceptive orthodontic appliances to straighten their teeth. Braces are an incredibly effective and popular orthodontic treatment, but you may find yourself reluctant to sign off on…

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10 Top Books for Kids About Going to the Dentist

By JudithSheaDDS | June 18, 2020

Teaching Your Children About Dental Care When your children are young, it can be hard to get them to fully understand why they need to brush their teeth, let alone get them excited about it, and taking them to their pediatric dentist can seem like a Herculean task. Thankfully, books about going to the dentist…

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Is Your Kid’s Tooth Pain a Dental Emergency?

By JudithSheaDDS | May 29, 2020

What to Do If Your Child Has a Tooth Pain If your child is currently experiencing a dental emergency in Rochester, NY, contact our office for prompt assistance. If you are calling after-hours, our answering service is available to take your call and relay your message to Dr. Shea, who will contact you as soon…

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Ways to Prevent Serious Dental Issues Commonly Seen in Children

By JudithSheaDDS | May 29, 2020

Protect baby teeth for optimal oral health. While children are susceptible to the same serious dental issues as adults, there are simple steps parents can take to prevent problems and support better oral health. First and foremost, it is important to understand that baby teeth play a vital role in a child’s development. Just because…

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10 Ways to Keep Your Family’s Teeth Healthy When You Don’t Have Access to Dental Care

By JudithSheaDDS | April 25, 2020

Stay-at-home oral care. With many dental offices around the country closed to accommodate social distancing, patients are looking for ways to keep their teeth healthy at home. Thankfully, you can achieve optimal dental care using the tools and resources right at your fingertips! Today, we’re sharing 10 tips to help you keep your smile bright…

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5 Self-Care Tips to Practice at Home to Ease Stress

By JudithSheaDDS | April 15, 2020

Things are tough right now, and that means practicing self-care is more important than ever. The last couple of weeks have brought numerous changes to our daily lives, especially as parents. Schools and daycare facilities are closing, many parents are working from home, and shopping for essentials is tough. Ask the average parent how they’re…

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10 Things Your Whole Family Can Do In Together At Home

By JudithSheaDDS | April 1, 2020

Cure your family’s cabin fever during self-quarantine. Even under self-quarantine, it’s a blessing to have spare time to spend with your kids. After the first few days, however, you may find yourself out of ways to entertain your family—leaving you with a gaggle of increasingly rowdy, bored kids. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you…

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10 Benefits Of Choosing A Pediatric Dentist For Your Kids

By JudithSheaDDS | March 15, 2020

Why go to a pediatric dentist?  From the moment they sprout their first tooth through puberty, your child’s oral health influences their overall health and development in so many ways. One of the best ways to ensure your child experiences the benefits of a healthy smile is to establish a relationship with a kids’ dentist…

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10 Questions About Kids’ Cavities

By JudithSheaDDS | February 29, 2020

Answers for Parents from a Kids Dentist    Though they’ll eventually fall out, baby teeth are essential to your child’s immediate and long-term health, development, and self-esteem and should ideally be preserved until they’re ready to fall out naturally. Of course, life isn’t always ideal and cavities can happen—so what do you do if your child…

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