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4 Reasons Teenagers Should Visit a Pediatric Dentist

May 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kids-dentistry @ 11:34 pm
Girl pointing at her smile after visiting pediatric dentist for teens

If you have a teenager, they’ve likely already reminded you a few times that they’re not a baby anymore. However, they still have a ways to go to reach adulthood! In fact, their teeth, jaws, and other oral structures will continue to develop and change well into their late teens. A pediatric dentist has specialized training in anticipating and treating the unique oral healthcare needs that teens may face at this stage of life. Here are four great reasons to bring your teenager to a pediatric dentist that you may not have considered yet.


Can My Child Get Braces When They Still Have Baby Teeth?

March 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kids-dentistry @ 4:10 am
Young girl with Phase 1 orthodontics in New Britain

Most of the time, crooked teeth and braces are associated with the teenage years. However, did you know that your child doesn’t need to have all their permanent teeth to get (or need) orthodontic care? In fact, early intervention with pediatric braces can make all the difference in preventing serious complications and expensive treatments in the future. Your child may even be able to achieve a straighter smile sooner than they would with traditional braces later in life! Here’s everything you need to know about a pediatric treatment called Phase 1 orthodontics and how to tell if your child could benefit from it.


3 Things to Teach Your Child for National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kids-dentistry @ 3:58 pm
Young girl brushes teeth after visiting New Britain children's dentist

February is recognized as National Children’s Dental Health Month! As you are buying chocolates and making Valentine’s Day cards, take a moment to stop and appreciate your child’s smile. Keeping their teeth and gums healthy as they grow is essential for their long-term oral health. Now is the perfect time to teach your little one about taking care of their smile that will benefit them for the rest of their life! Read on as we go over three great lessons to teach your child this National Children’s Dental Health Month!


Your Guide for Handling & Preventing Sports-Related Dental Injuries

January 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kids-dentistry @ 11:48 pm
Children with sports balls smiles after visiting New Britain emergency dentist

As a parent of a little athlete, you undoubtedly love to watch your child enjoy staying active. What you don’t love to think about is how easily they could potentially damage their teeth and gums while they play. Dental emergencies are often sudden and unexpected, so it’s essential that you know how to handle them before they strike. Or better, how to prevent them from happening in the first place! Read on as we explain everything you need to know about handling and preventing sports-related dental injuries.


6 Smile-Friendly Gifts for Kids to Promote Healthy Teeth

December 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kids-dentistry @ 2:24 am
Smiling kids with gifts recommended by New Britain children's dentist

Now that the holidays are right around the corner, have you finished shopping for gifts? With so many toys and gadgets on the market, it can feel overwhelming looking for something that’s both useful and kid-approved. This year, why not get your little one a present that will help keep their precious smile happy, healthy, and sparkling? Read on as your New Britain children’s dentist shares six gift ideas for kids that will encourage better dental habits that could benefit them for the rest of their life!


Books That Help Make the Dentist Less Scary for Your Child

October 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kids-dentistry @ 9:14 pm
Mother and daughter reading before visiting New Britain children's dentist

The first few dental appointments can be a somewhat nerve-wracking and overwhelming experience for both kids and parents alike! Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can help put your little one’s fears at ease and set them up for a great visit. One of the best ways to prepare your son or daughter is through children’s books on dentistry. Here are a few examples of great books that can help you and your child get ready for their upcoming appointment with their New Britain children’s dentist!


Can an Unhealthy Smile Lead to Poor School Grades?

August 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kids-dentistry @ 2:17 am
Girl with toothache and poor oral health and school performance

With the school year right around the corner, parents are stocking up on items like pencils, notebooks, calculators, and markers for their children. However, school supplies aren’t the only factor that can influence your little one’s success at school. Recent studies have shown that the healthiness of their smile can play a role in the grades they get in school. Read on to find out how your child’s oral health and school performance are linked, and what you can do to set them up for a great academic year!


Summer Foods That Are Good for Your Child’s Smile

July 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kids-dentistry @ 10:52 pm
Children eating apples

Now that we’re in the midst of summer, you and your family are in for warm weather, great food, and tons of fun! However, neither you nor your kids will be having fun when your child needs to spend summer break in the dental chair getting work done. To keep this from happening, it’s important for your family to maintain a good oral hygiene routine and stick to tooth friendly foods. Your children’s dentist in New Britain shares some good options.


What Do I Do If My Toddler Has a Cavity?

May 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kids-dentistry @ 7:36 pm

Model of cavity at pediatric dentist in New Britain. Nothing is more exciting than seeing your child’s first baby tooth erupt through the surface of their gum tissue. As each month passes, more teeth with break through, giving your toddler a beautiful smile. Although the primary teeth are only in place for a few short years, they are essential to your child’s development and oral health. The biggest threat to their baby teeth is tooth decay. Despite cavities being preventable, 42% of children 2 to 11 years old will develop at least one. If your toddler has a cavity, they need to see their pediatric dentist in New Britain, and here’s why.


Learn How To Handle 3 Common Pediatric Dental Emergencies

April 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kids-dentistry @ 7:33 pm
Little boy seeing a dentist after a pediatric dental emergency

Dental emergencies are stressful and scary, particularly when kids are involved. And whether it’s a sports injury, an orthodontic emergency like a broken bracket, or a toothache, children can experience sudden dental pain at any time. In these situations, the first thing you should do is call a children’s dentist to advise you over the phone and schedule the first available appointment. In the meantime, use the tips below for handling 3 common pediatric dental emergencies.

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