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Simply Pediatric & Orthodontics Dentistry Blog

Are My Child’s Teeth Supposed to Feel Loose with Braces?

January 3, 2023

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a kid with braces smiling

If your child has recently started wearing braces, you’re probably thrilled that they’ve begun their journey towards a straighter and healthier smile! However, if they’re complaining about their teeth feeling loose, you’ll probably want to assure them that their teeth aren’t going to fall out! Here’s why braces can sometimes cause teeth to feel loose as they work to straighten them and why you can rest assured those pearly whites aren’t going anywhere.

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Is Your Child Getting Braces? Here’s What They Can Expect!

December 16, 2022

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Orthodontist with pink gloves checking child's braces

The start of your child’s orthodontic journey is exciting – it’s a big step closer to the healthy, happy, and beautiful smile they deserve! Of course, your child may be focusing on something else: what it will feel like to have braces. If they are feeling a bit nervous or apprehensive, then sharing some insight on what they can expect at every stage of the process can be tremendously helpful. So, keep reading to learn about each milestone!

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: What Is It & How Can You Prevent It?

November 7, 2022

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Cute baby at risk of baby bottle tooth decay

What do you think is the most common chronic childhood illness? It’s not diabetes… It’s not asthma… it’s tooth decay! Over half of American children between the ages of six and eight have had a cavity in at least one primary tooth. Not only does the thin enamel of baby teeth put them at a higher risk of decay, but parents often accidentally increase their children’s risk of cavities without realizing it! This is due to an increasingly common issue called baby bottle tooth decay. Read on to learn more about it and what you can do to keep that precious smile healthy and cavity-free!

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You Asked, We Answered: Is Shark Teeth in Kids Normal?

October 28, 2022

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Closeup of child with shark teeth

The process of your child losing their baby teeth and having their adult ones emerge is an exciting milestone – it means they’re growing into their “big kid” smile! Ideally, their primary teeth will fall out before their permanent ones make an appearance. However, it doesn’t always happen that way. When this phenomenon occurs, children have two rows of teeth, often referred to as “shark teeth.” Keep reading to learn if this is common or something you should be concerned about.

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7 Non-Candy Treats to Pass Out This Halloween

October 6, 2022

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Closeup of young girl holding Halloween candy bucket

Did you know that the average kid consumes three cups of sugar on Halloween? So, it’s not surprising that cases of tooth decay spike during this time of year! To help keep your child’s smile decay-free (as well as the smiles of the kids in your neighborhood), consider passing out these fun Halloween candy alternatives.

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4 Fun Facts About Braces You Probably Didn’t Know!

September 21, 2022

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Closeup of patient smiling with traditional braces

You know that braces can straighten your teeth, but what else do you know about this popular orthodontic treatment? It’s a good question considering there’s actually quite a bit to know about the metal brackets and wires responsible for creating gorgeous smiles. So, keep reading to learn four fun facts about braces!

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Fluoride: What It Is & How It Impacts Your Child’s Teeth

August 17, 2022

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Closeup of child getting fluoride treatment from kid's dentist

If you take the time to read through the ingredients in oral hygiene products (like toothpaste and mouthwash), you’ll quickly realize a common ingredient: fluoride. When it was initially discovered, dentists were perplexed since it simultaneously stained teeth and made them considerably less vulnerable to decay. After decades of research, they discovered that with the right amount it can strengthen teeth without the discoloration. To learn more about fluoride and how it impacts your child’s oral health, keep reading!

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The Dos and Don’ts of Helping a Teething Baby Sleep

July 29, 2022

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Closeup of baby sleeping with stuffed animal

Is your little one having a hard time sleeping? If they are around six months old, then it may be due to the discomfort of their first teeth breaking through their gumline. The discomfort can lead to restless nights for you and your baby, causing you to search high and low for an effective remedy. While each child is different, here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind.

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4 Fun Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Floss!

June 17, 2022

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young boy flossing as directed by Nashua pediatric dentist

Does your child like to floss? If not, they’re certainly not alone! It’s no secret that flossing is not a popular pastime for children or adults. Learning to floss correctly takes time and practice, and it can feel awkward and frustrating if you’re not using effective strategies. Nonetheless, flossing is an essential part of keeping your child’s oral health on track for the rest of their life, so it’s important to teach them early! Try out some of these tips to make flossing easier, more effective, and more fun for both you and your child!

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Did You Know These 5 Celebrities Opted for Invisalign?

June 8, 2022

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Female celebrity smiling and waving on red carpet

With paparazzi around every corner and red-carpet events being a regular thing, it’s not surprising that those in the public eye want a camera-ready smile at all times. If only there was a way to correct dental misalignment without the metal. Thanks to Invisalign, there is! Read on to learn which celebrities have gone on-record to thank Invisalign for their camera-ready smiles!

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