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Give Kids a Smile with Fluoride

  For most people, February means chocolates and roses. For a pediatric dentist, February is special because it is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). This month is a time we dedicate to educating families about pediatric dental hygiene. This year, the NCDHM slogan is “Fluoride in water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap!” […]

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Does Fluoride Toothpaste Prevent Cavities?

When it comes to protecting children’s teeth, brushing and flossing simply aren’t enough. The ADA recently reaffirmed something we’ve been telling parents for a long time — toothpaste needs fluoride to prevent cavities. As a pediatric dentist, prevention is very important to me. I want our kids to have the best shot possible at living […]

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Service Spotlight: What Is Fluoride Varnish?

Healthy teeth are important for our children, even if they don’t realize it. Children don’t always have the discipline to take care of their teeth as well as they should; that’s something even adults struggle with. That’s why our practice uses fluoride varnishes to help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride is an essential mineral that prevents […]

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Is Fluoride Varnish Safe?

In a blog we posted last week, we talked about sealants for kids’ teeth and protecting their permanent molars from decay. However, sealants aren’t the only treatment that we recommend for kids’ teeth. In order to keep their teeth healthy and strong, we also recommend doing a fluoride varnish treatment. The 4-1-1 on Varnishes It’s […]

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