Is Nitrous Oxide Safe for Kids?

Did you know that nitrous oxide has been used in dental procedures for 100 years? It’s an extremely safe way to make sure your child is comfortable during otherwise uncomfortable dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, and extractions. Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that can be easily controlled, does not affect heart rate, and has no ill effects on the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, or brain. Nitrous oxide has

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What You Should Know When Your Child Says, “My Tooth Hurts, Mommy.”

Toothaches are no fun for adults or children. When a child has a toothache, it can be difficult to determine what is causing the pain or even exactly where the pain is. Toothaches can interfere with sleep and cause significant stress, and parents may feel helpless and uncertain how to ease the pain.
The first thing to do is make sure it’s really a toothache you’re dealing with. Depending on

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Why Taking Care of Milk Teeth Is Crucial

Although babies’ teeth aren’t visible at birth, they’re there – already formed under the gums, waiting until around six months of age to start coming in. These milk teeth, or “baby teeth,” along with the gums and tongue, are vitally important for eating and speaking. In addition, milk teeth hold space for permanent teeth, which begin coming in at five to six years. And cleaning babies’ teeth early on helps

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Take the Fear out of Dentist’s Visits

Regular visits to the dentist’s office are necessary for keeping teeth healthy and promoting good oral hygiene. But a trip to the dentist can be scary for kids. The unfamiliar surroundings, people, and instruments can be overwhelming and frightening. However, your child may visit the dentist at least ten times before ever starting school, so it makes sense to make these visits as easy and fun for your child as

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How Often Should My Child See a Dentist?

It can be difficult to know how much dental care a child needs. Parents usually have many questions, such as when their child should first visit the dentist, at what age flossing should begin, and how often dental checkups should occur.
Taking care of your child’s teeth begins before the first dentist visit; in fact, it begins before your child ever has any visible teeth. Your baby is born with

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