Oral Health

Tips to Teach Your Child to Floss

It’s no secret that flossing is extremely important for oral health. But, it’s one of those habits that can be hard to develop if you’re not used to it. Teaching your child to floss at a young age is monumental in developing this healthy habit. That being said, teaching your child to floss may not

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Steps to an Effective Dental Cleaning

According to the CDC, 20 percent of children aged 5 to 11 years old have at least one untreated decayed tooth while 13 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 19 have an unidentified cavity. Untreated cavities can cause pain and ultimately, infections that can negatively affect overall health. While tooth decay is preventable, it can’t

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Understanding Cavities

Being “cavity-free” is often an accolade touted by children upon receiving a favorable dental report card. For children and adults alike, cavities can seem a bit scary and most of what we know about them is simply that we don’t want them. The word often triggers thoughts of rotting teeth and infections, but the truth

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How Long Can You Visit a Pediatric Dentist?

You may wonder why it is useful to bring your child to a pediatric dentist. After your first visit, you’ll probably see the benefits! But, how long can you bring your child to your beloved, pediatric dentist? First of all, we recommend you bring your child for their first dental check-up as soon as they

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How Oral Health Affects Overall Health

We believe it’s never too early to start teaching children about good oral health. Practicing oral hygiene from a young age promotes overall good health. Dental disease can impact future health, which is why at Timp Pediatric Dentistry we take it seriously. We’ve shared a number of tips for promoting good oral habits, and here’s

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