Four Reasons for Your Child to Drink More Tap Water

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Drinking water right out of the tap has a lot of benefits that you may have not considered. In fact, it’s one of the easiest ways to help your child have a healthy smile. Dr. Pendleton recommends tap water for children for a lot of reasons, and some of them might surprise you.

What is “Baby Bottle Tooth Decay”?

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Baby bottle tooth decay is a condition that causes severe cavities in baby teeth, especially the front ones. When left untreated, it can cause significant dental and developmental problems later on in life.

Does My Child Have a Cavity?

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Primary (baby) teeth can decay at a much quicker rate than adult teeth do. Left untreated, these oral infections can spread to other parts of the mouth, including the adult teeth below them.

Help: My Child Has Gaps Between Their Teeth!

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It’s very common for children to have gaps between their teeth. But is this condition okay, or should you be concerned if it occurs in your child? Let our experts at Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics help!

6 Holiday Dental Tips for Kids

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While kids in Waco are excited and gearing up for the joyful holiday season, it’s up to the parents to make sure that they are doing so in a tooth-savvy manner.  Here are a few tips that will help ensure that your child survives the holiday with a healthy smile.

7 Complications of Premature Tooth Loss

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Did you know that each baby tooth has a specific time period in which it’s supposed to fall out on its own? A child’s first set of teeth are meant to help with proper speech and facial development. In addition, primary teeth serve as placeholders for permanent ones, helping guide them into the proper position. Losing baby teeth prematurely can cause several complications 一 here are the most common:

Tips for Teaching Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

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We believe that starting a good oral care routine with your child at an early age is essential for the long-term health of their teeth. But we know that getting a young child to understand the importance of brushing their teeth can be an uphill battle, so we’ve put together a few tips that will help your family along the way.

The Dangers of Thumb, Finger, and Pacifier Sucking

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Most pediatric dentists recommend helping children discontinue sucking habits by their first birthday or shortly thereafter. If your toddler or preschooler is still sucking their fingers, using a pacifier, or routinely relying on a sippy cup, there are some serious growth complications that can arise.