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National Tooth Fairy Day: What’s the Going Rate for a Lost Tooth?

What do you do when your child starts showing off his wiggling tooth? Don’t even think about ignoring it! Your little one already knows about the money, the gifts and the Tooth Fairy, thanks to his friends and the popular film Rise of the Guardians. As a child, you may have received 25 cents for […]

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Thumb-sucking & Your Toddler’s Teeth

We each have our own ways of dealing with stressful situations. Whether it is drinking a glass of wine after a hard day or a nice long run on the nearest hiking trail to clear your head from that disastrous work meeting, we all need to self-comfort in some manner. Babies are no different but […]

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Baby teeth are just as important to infants & children as permanent teeth are to teens & adults.

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Baby Teeth

It can be easy to underestimate the significance of baby teeth. We assume that because they fall out and are replaced by new ones, they are less important. However, baby teeth are just as important to infants and children as permanent teeth are to older children and adults. This first set of teeth is essential […]

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Children begin losing their baby teeth around age 6.

Guiding Children Through the Loss of Their First Tooth

Most children love the thrill of waking up to a gift from the Tooth Fairy under their pillow. But, as a parent, it can be tough to know the proper way to help your child when his or her primary tooth is loose and ready to come out. Knowing what is going on in your […]

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Breaking up With Binky: Childhood Habits and When to End Them

Anyone who has experienced parenthood knows how a well-timed sippy cup of juice or pacifier can save the day – or the night. But the same things that soothe and comfort might also bring about oral health problems later in life. Of most concern to dentists is the practice of giving children juice or milk […]

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