What should I do to take care of my child’s teeth?

Pediatric Dentistry in Middletown, IN

  Q. What should I do to take care of my child’s teeth? A. I get this question often.  Below are the recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Best Practices for Pediatric Home Oral Care: Infants Practice good oral hygiene and seek dental care to avoid parental bacterial transmission. Minimize exposure to foods that can… Continue reading

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What is the best way to use fluoride?

Q. Why are dentists always recommending more fluoride? Doesn’t my regular toothpaste already have fluoride in it? A.  Yes, your normal toothpaste contains fluoride.  Most city water systems have fluoride added to them also.  For some people, this amount of fluoride is sufficient.  For others that are more prone to decay, a higher level of… Continue reading

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The Tricks of Healthy Treating

Halloween goes with candy like candy goes with… well, cavities.  To be fair, we have managed to associate sugar with most of the major holidays in our country, but this one takes the cake… no pun intended.  And I’m guilty here too.  I’ve got as big a sweet tooth as anyone. Because of this, I… Continue reading

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Holiday Snacking: How to Protect your Pearly Whites

Pumpkin pie.  Sugar Cookies. Candy canes. Sugar plums. Chocolate fudge. These holiday essentials are part of what makes this time of year special… but they are also the same foods that may contibute to that cavity that needs filled in the spring.  Here are some tips that will help you minimize the impact of some of your sugary holiday favorites… Continue reading

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