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Northampton Pediatric Dentistry Blog

April 9, 2022

5 Facts About Children’s Dental Health

Dentist examining young child’s mouth

Dentist inspecting a child’s teeth

Nothing is more precious than your child’s smile. As a parent, you want to ensure you do everything you can to nurture their oral health as they grow. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about children’s dental health that can leave a lasting mark on their smiles. Here are 5 things your pediatric dentist in Northampton wants every parent to know to support healthy smiles.

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March 10, 2022

Praising Your Child Can Mean Better Brushing

Young girl brushing her teethBrushing your teeth probably isn’t on the list of activities you enjoy, but you do it anyway. It’s easy for brushing and flossing to feel like chores, despite knowing their importance for your oral and general health. Adults aren’t the only ones to feel this way. Getting your child to brush their teeth can feel like a constant fight. Unfortunately, nagging or punishing them won’t improve their commitment to their dental health. Instead, your pediatric dentist in Greenfield recommends plenty of praise to change their opinion of oral hygiene to create habits that can last for a lifetime. 

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February 6, 2022

4 of the Best Dental Products for Children

Young girl making a heart with handsDid you know February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? Every year, dental professionals throughout the country strive to raise awareness about the importance of dental care for children. Besides cleaning and checkups, their home oral hygiene routine is invaluable to supporting the health and development of young smiles. As you discuss the importance of brushing and flossing, celebrate the month with your child by shopping for new dental products. Here are 4 of the best oral hygiene products designed for little smiles.

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January 3, 2022

5 Kid-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

Young girl brushing her teeth2022 is here, which means you’re setting goals for yourself and your family for the year. As you plan to spend more time together, cut back on expenses, or eat healthier, make sure your child’s smile is also on your New Year’s resolutions list. You can sit down with your child to establish their own resolutions to keep their smile healthy. You’ll give them a reason to be excited next time they see their pediatric dentist in Greenfield. Here are 5 resolutions to encourage healthy smiles at home.

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December 3, 2021

Protect Your Child’s Smile from Cold and Flu Season

Young girl blowing her noseWith the long days of summer replaced by cooler weather, cold and flu season is in full swing, which means runny noses and sore throats. Unfortunately, your child’s health isn’t the only thing at risk when battling germs and viruses. While you combat their symptoms and keep them comfortable, you can harm their smile unknowingly. Don’t worry, your pediatric dentist has 4 tips to alleviate their symptoms while supporting a healthy smile.

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November 13, 2021

3 of the Worst Holiday Foods for Young Smiles

Young boy at Thanksgiving dinner tableAfter a long year of practicing social distancing, the holidays will be a little brighter this time around. As you gather with friends and loved ones, your child will experience many seasonal dishes to celebrate the holidays. Although they might love cranberry sauce with a slice of turkey, their smile may not. You don’t want the holidays to leave a lasting mark on your child’s smile. Your pediatric dentist recommends moderating the consumption of 3 of the worst holiday foods for growing smiles.

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September 17, 2021

3 Tips to Help Your Child After a Tooth Extraction

Digital image of tooth extractionIf you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, you know firsthand tooth extractions aren’t the most pleasant experience. Although you never expected your child to need a tooth taken out, their pediatric dentist is recommending the procedure. It’s normal to be concerned about their comfort during the healing process, but don’t worry. Here are 3 tips to help your child have a pain-free recovery.

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August 6, 2021

Promote Academic Success with a Healthy Smile

Boy sitting at desk in classroomBelieve it or not, it’s already time for your children to head back to the classroom. You want to ensure they have everything they need to succeed, but that involves more than just purchasing school supplies. Besides pens and pencils, a healthy smile is equally important. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports 50% of children will have at least 1 cavity before the age of 5. Often, this can lead to an unplanned trip to your pediatric dentist in Northampton. According to the Office of the Surgeon General, more than 51 million school hours are lost annually from dental issues, like toothaches. Here are 4 tips to keep your child in the classroom and out of the dental chair.

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July 9, 2021

Safeguard Your Child’s Smile with Fluoride

Fluoride at pediatric dentist in GreenfieldWhen you take your child to their pediatric dentist in Greenfield, you expect the dental hygienist to clean their teeth; however, you might be a bit caught off guard when they ask to perform a fluoride treatment. There’s a lot of misinformation about the benefits and risks of fluoride when it comes to dental health, but the facts prove it can reduce tooth decay. Here’s how they can safeguard your child’s smile from cavities using fluoride.

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June 24, 2021

5 Tips to Avoid Summer-Related Dental Emergencies

Young girl in pool after visiting pediatric dentistSummer is finally here, which means plenty of time traveling for vacations, family get-togethers, and beach trips. You’ve made several preparations for your journey, but a dental emergency probably wasn’t on your list. Although there’s never a good time for your child to need urgent dental attention if it happens when you’re away from home, it can ruin their summer plans. While you can’t completely stop a dental emergency from interrupting their day, here are 5 tips to lower the risk of an unexpected visit to their pediatric dentist.

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