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Simply Pediatric & Orthodontics Dentistry Blog

5 Tips for Ensuring That Your Child Is Brushing Correctly

January 2, 2024

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parents and their child brushing their teeth together

As a parent, you should want what’s best for your child—and this includes making sure their smile is healthy and radiant moving forward, given all the benefits that a beautiful grin has to offer. That said, caring for teeth begins early in life, and it’s up to you to ensure that your child is getting off on the right foot, or in the case, the right tooth! Keep reading for five useful tips from your pediatric dentist that’ll help you keep your child’s brushing habits on track.

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What Should I Do About My Child’s Tooth Sensitivity?

December 1, 2023

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a child suffering from tooth sensitivity

If your child has informed you that one or more of their teeth has been feeling extra sensitive lately, it’s certainly not something you should ignore! Teeth are important, and if something feels off with even just one of them, it’s always best to seek help in order to prevent things from worsening—and as a parent, it’s up to you to get your child the help they need! Continue reading to learn a little more from your child’s pediatric dentist about tooth sensitivity, how it’s caused, and how it can ultimately be prevented.

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3 Must-Know Tips for Enjoying Your Favorite Holiday Meals with Braces

November 4, 2023

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a girl with braces smiling while eating

The holiday season is right around the corner, which means the weather will finally be cooler, you’ll have more time to see friends and family, and of course, there will be plenty of seasonal foods and treats to enjoy in the upcoming few weeks! But if you have metal braces, you might be feeling a little discouraged; after all, the hardware is known for making tasks like eating a little trickier, not to mention, some items can’t be enjoyed very easily. Rest assured, you don’t have to settle for a holiday season that doesn’t excite your taste buds. Here are some must-know tips to help you enjoy all your favorite holiday meals with braces.  

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3 Tips to Make Dental Care More Fun for Kids!

October 1, 2023

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a child and her parent brushing their teeth together

It’s never too early to begin working towards a healthy and bright smile—which is why it’s so important that as parents, we’re helping to maintain our children’s teeth from the moment they begin erupting and onwards! But did you know that this becomes even easier if your child is actively involved in the process and enthusiastic about oral care? With that in mind, here are three tips from your pediatric dentist to help you make dental care more fun for your kiddo!

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Let Your Kid Talk Like a Pirate, But Don’t Let Them Treat Their Teeth Like One

September 1, 2023

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a cartoon of a tooth wearing a pirate costume

“International Talk Like a Pirate Day” is a lighthearted and enjoyable tradition that allows us to embrace our inner pirates and adopt pirate-inspired language and behaviors. However, don’t let the fun distract you and your kids from the importance of maintaining good dental health—while it’s an enjoyable day to channel your inner swashbuckler, just remember that pirates aren’t known for their oral hygiene habits. Continue reading to learn a little more about some of the reasons why pirates have traditionally been portrayed with bad teeth, along with some useful tips from your trusted pediatric dentist.

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Why Do I Need to Wear Rubber Bands with My Braces?

August 2, 2023

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a patient with braces and rubber bands

Braces are one of the most iconic and popular orthodontic solutions around—and the metal brackets and wires have helped countless patients achieve healthier, straighter smiles that also instill newfound confidence. However, many patients with braces must also begin wearing elastics during their orthodontic journey as a necessary part of their treatment. Keep reading to learn a little more about these rubber bands and how they ultimately guide your treatment toward excellent results!

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Everything Parents Should Know About Two-Year Molars

July 1, 2023

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a child sitting in a dental chair

As a parent, few things are as exciting as watching your little one slowly grow up—although it sometimes feels quite fast! One thing that’ll happen early on is the emergence of your child’s baby teeth, which is a notoriously uncomfortable process. It generally begins before their first birthday, and its end is signaled much later by the eruption of the two-year molars. Though it varies, this stage of teething can sometimes bring about worse pain for children. Here’s a closer look from your trusted pediatric dentist at two-year molars and how you can help your child deal with some of the discomfort caused by the arrival of these teeth.

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Signs That Your Child Is Teething & How to Help Them Out

June 1, 2023

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a child biting a teething toy

If you have a young infant that’s been extra fussy lately, you might be wondering if their first tooth is finally beginning to emerge. After all, the teething process is notoriously uncomfortable for many babies. But as a parent, you might be wondering if there are any telltale signs that indicate the process has begun—or if there’s anything you can do to assist them with this process. Here’s some helpful information from your trusted pediatric dentist.

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How Invisalign Can Benefit Certain Professions

May 3, 2023

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a teen smiling and holding her Invisalign aligner

When it comes to straightening teeth, Invisalign is one of the most popular choices around; millions of patients have turned toward the innovative clear aligners to achieve healthier and more attractive smiles. They can address crooked teeth, remedy bite problems, and increase your overall confidence—not to mention, they’re much more convenient than traditional orthodontics! But did you know that wearing Invisalign can also pay dividends in the professional world? Here’s more about how the treatment works and a few careers that it can directly benefit so that your teen can go into the world with a smile that’s ready to help them succeed!

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A Guide for Safely Pulling Your Child’s Loose Teeth

April 2, 2023

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a child smiling and showing off their missing teeth

If you remember your childhood well, you might be able to recall early memories about losing your first few teeth—and if you have children of your own now, you’ll inevitably have to watch them go through this very same process, as it’s simply a part of growing up! That said, if your child has been telling you about a loose baby tooth, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to help them out. Here’s some advice from your pediatric dentist in Nashua.

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