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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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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