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Understanding the Development of Children’s Teeth

February 26, 2024

The development of children’s teeth is a fascinating process that begins before birth and continues into adolescence. Understanding this process can help parents and caregivers ensure that children maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout their lives. Let’s take a look at how children’s teeth develop — and also explore some common dental issues that may affect their overall oral health…

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The ABCs of Children’s Dental Care: Starting Early for Lifelong Health

January 16, 2024

Taking care of your child’s dental health is a crucial aspect of their overall well-being. Establishing good oral hygiene habits early on prevents dental issues and sets the foundation for lifelong health. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the “ABCs” of children’s dental care, emphasizing the importance of starting early. 

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Breaking the Habit: The Impact of Thumb Sucking on Your Child’s Smile

December 15, 2023

Thumb-sucking is a common childhood habit that many parents find endearing in their little ones. However, what may seem harmless at first can have lasting effects on your child’s oral health and the development of their smile. In this guide, we will delve into the impact of thumb sucking on teeth, exploring the reasons behind the habit, potential dental issues, and proactive steps parents can take to guide their child toward a healthy, beautiful smile.

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Understanding “Sugar Bugs”: How Sugar Affects Your Child’s Teeth

November 7, 2023

Sugar – it’s found in almost everything we eat, especially in treats and beverages that kids love. While sugar can make food taste delicious, it can also lead to dental problems for your child. At Preston Corners Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the impact of sugar on your child’s teeth, and we’re here to help you navigate the world of “sugar bugs” and how to limit their presence in your child’s mouth.

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What to Do for Your Child in a Dental Emergency

October 3, 2023

Dental emergencies can be frightening for both children and parents. Whether it’s a sudden toothache, a knocked-out tooth, or a broken dental appliance, knowing what to do can make a significant difference in the outcome. At Preston Corners Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the importance of quick and appropriate action during dental emergencies. In this guide,…

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How to Choose the Right Toothbrush and Toothpaste for Your Child

September 27, 2023

Oral hygiene is paramount for kids, ensuring they grow up with healthy teeth and gums. Choosing the right toothbrush and toothpaste is a crucial step in this journey. With countless options available, it can be overwhelming for parents. Don’t worry —his guide will simplify the process and help you make informed choices for your child’s…

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The Vital Link: Oral Health and Overall Well-being in Children

September 8, 2023

The Connection Good oral health isn’t just about maintaining a bright smile; it’s a crucial aspect of overall well-being, including in children. At Preston Corners Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in empowering parents with knowledge to ensure the best possible health for their little ones. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the significant connection between oral…

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The Importance of Dental Sealants and Fluoride Treatments: Preventing Tooth Decay

August 23, 2023

At Preston Corners Pediatric Dentistry, we are constantly aiming to help parents understand the essential tools available for preventing tooth decay in their children. Two of the most powerful tools at our disposal are dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Let’s dive deep into understanding why they are vital in safeguarding your child’s oral health. Setting…

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Oral Health Tips for Babies and Toddlers: Caring for Tiny Teeth and Gums

August 9, 2023

At our Cary pediatric dental practice, we cannot overstate the importance of establishing healthy oral care habits for your babies and toddlers early on. Proper dental care during this pivotal period can lay a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.  In this guide, we will delve into the best practices for taking care…

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Tiny Teeth, Big Bites: A Kid-Friendly Guide To Nutrition And Oral Health

July 24, 2023

Over the years while serving the Triangle, we’ve often found that the link between diet and oral health isn’t clear for many children and their parents.  Our teeth and gums are greatly impacted by what we consume, especially in these critical years of growth and development. This article sheds light on how diet impacts a…

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