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Post-Halloween Toothache? Consult Your East Cobb Pediatric Dentist Now

Halloween is perhaps the most dreaded occasion by a dentist because of the sugary treats being handed out to kids, which can endanger their dental health. Here are some things to keep in mind when preparing for the next one.

As reported by The Courier-Journal, pediatric dentists all over America agreed upon the inevitability of kids being handed sweets during Halloween, but they also gave suggestions on what kind of treats to give to children who are trick-or-treating: Continue reading “Post-Halloween Toothache? Consult Your East Cobb Pediatric Dentist Now”

Good Habits from Professionals in Dentistry for Children in Marietta

By the age of five or six, children’s baby teeth typically start falling out according to the order in which they erupted. For some kids, this is a cause for worry. That’s why in hope of relieving their kids’ apprehension, some parents tell them the myth of the Tooth Fairy. However, is doing so helpful or not? SheKnows.com writer Kim Grundy attempts to shed a light on the matter.
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Prepare Your Child for First Visit to a Pediatric Dentist in East Cobb

Parents are responsible for looking after their children’s health. This means taking them to pediatricians for regular checkups and getting them the necessary vaccinations and immunizations, among other things. However, parents shouldn’t take their children’s dental health for granted. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests dental visits for kids as early as possible.
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Home ‘Teeth’ Home: Marietta Pediatric Dentist Makes Kids Feel at Home

The state of dental health in the U.S. hasn’t been looking good for decades. While the number of untreated caries is significantly lower today than it was in the 1970s, this has hardly improved from that of more than 20 years ago. Statistics show that one out of five children still has tooth decay that needs immediate attention.

Unfortunately, dental anxiety continues to be a main hindrance to getting good dental care. An estimated 5 to 8 percent of Americans refuse to visit the dentist largely out of past trauma. If trends don’t improve soon, treatment for advanced oral health problems will continue to cost families dearly. Continue reading “Home ‘Teeth’ Home: Marietta Pediatric Dentist Makes Kids Feel at Home”

Kids’ Oral Health: East Cobb Pediatric Dentist Recommends Sealants

Through the years, American dentists have been collectively concerned about many children’s lack of access to dental care. This became the impetus for state-sponsored programs like the State Sealant Program (SSP), which makes sealants available in schools. As reported in a Dentistry IQ article: Continue reading “Kids’ Oral Health: East Cobb Pediatric Dentist Recommends Sealants”

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