Why should you choose a pediatric dentist in Flower Mound over a general dentist for your children? Is there really a difference in care levels? You bet there is! The short answer is that your child will receive specialty care from a dentist specially trained to work with children from a pediatric dentist. Pediatric dentistry […]
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10 Fun Facts About Teeth From a Flower Mound Pediatric Dentist
Most of us take our teeth for granted—at least, until something goes wrong with them. As a Flower Mound pediatric dentist, I do my best to educate my young patients (and their parents) about their teeth so they’ll take great care of them. They need to last a lifetime, after all! You might think, “Hey, […]
Don’t Lose Money With Your Flexible Spending Account
Did you know that Americans lose an average of 14% of the money they invest into flexible spending accounts every year? A lot of folks don’t realize they can use their FSA dollars for dental work in Flower Mound, leading to a forfeit of money put away for things like cleanings, teeth whitening, or sealants. […]
Sticking to Your Resolutions
2017 is already underway and many of us are probably hoping to turn over a new leaf, of sorts. Whether it’s losing weight, getting a new job, or flossing every day, many of us use the start of a new year to “remake” ourselves. “Old habits die hard.” That’s what they say, anyway. Even with […]
Summer’s Nearly Here, Flower Mound!
As a children’s dentist in Flower Mound, we understand that summer is a special time for children. Learning during the school year is vitally important to their growth and their future, but summer allows for exploration, new experiences, and making life-changing social connections. If you’re looking to help your children thrive in a structured environment […]
It’s Never Too Early: Christmas Gift Ideas from Your Favorite Children’s Dentist
Christmas is a little more than a month away, but we’re still guilty of thinking about it. All the cliches are absolutely correct– it’s a magical time of year, and there’s a tangible spirit of fun and kindness in the air! We try to capture that magic all year ‘round at our office, so it’s […]
Everything You NEED to Know About Your FSA & HSA
Insurance can be confusing enough, but with a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) it can be even trickier. While most people enrolled in eligible programs are doing so for tax reasons, many aren’t getting all the benefits they’re paying for. A recent study showed that 77% of people made mistakes […]
Parents, Print this Guide and Win the Fight Against Plaque! [Infographic]
Providing great dentistry for kids is much easier for us when our patients are brushing regularly. As a parent, you know how hard it can be to encourage good brushing habits with your kids. Brushing teeth shouldn’t be like pulling teeth, but often times, it is. The struggle is real, especially now that school is […]
Get to Know Your Dental Team
Today we want to spotlight two very important people. Linda Otea, one of our clinical assistants, and Lequita Butcher, one of our treatment and financial coordinators, both recently had work anniversaries! Dentistry for children requires kind, gentle employees who speak “kid” and enable children to feel comfortable at the dentist office. To create a positive, […]
We had a Blast at Our Jungle Jam
Friday, June 5th marked our 3rd Annual Jungle Jam! Over 400 of our patients, their families and friends gathered outside of our office for a few hours of food and summer fun. We know that providing a fun environment is a huge part of successful dentistry for children, so the Jungle Jam is something we look […]
Why I Love Being a Flower Mound Dentist
Recently, Dr. Duffy took some time to answer a couple of questions about Flower Mound and why it’s so important to her. We’re excited to share what she had to say! What brought you to Flower Mound? About the time I wanted to make a move from Fort Worth to get my own practice, an […]
Childs Play: The Dentist Office Where Kids Rule
Imagine a place where a kid can go to have fun, adults know their name, favorite cartoon, and cereal. Imagine this place having stuffed animals lying around where the walls are abundantly illustrated with safari jungle animals. This place has a tree slide, kids magazines, and the feeling of Saturday morning cartoons. No, this isn’t […]
Specialized Care: Pediatric Dentists & Autism
Did you know April is Autism Awareness Month? That means it’s a great time to spread the awareness of autism and talk the importance of choosing a pediatric dentist who understands your child’s needs. According to Autism Treatment Network (ATN), autism is defined as a “brain disorder that affects social interaction, communication and often results […]
Your Child Has Diabetes, Does Seeing a Pediatric Dentist Make a Difference?
In short, yes! When your child is diagnosed with diabetes, everyday things can become more of a challenge. As a parent, you’re constantly juggling to maintain the important balance of food, activity, and administering medications to control their blood sugar. If those blood sugars are not controlled, the complications can become a tremendous issue. Studies […]
It’s National Dental Assistant Recognition Week!
This is a special week for us here at Debra Duffy, DDS. It’s the week we say thank you to our fabulous and talented Registered Dental Assistants! This office runs so smoothly because of them and we know that they take such extra special care of our patients! I’d like to take a moment to […]
A Prom Ready Smile in Just 45 Minutes!
As some of you are preparing for prom, you’re probably trying to decide on the right color of dress, the perfect shoes, and even a limo service! We want to mention one more thing that will surely stand out in all the pictures your parents (and friends) are going to be taking. A mega-watt smile! […]
Why Fix Baby Teeth?
We are asked this question a lot. Why should I have baby teeth fixed if they are just going to fall out anyway? We thought we’d devote this weeks post to answering this important question. There are some very good reasons to make sure baby teeth stay as healthy as possible! Baby Teeth are Important […]
February: National Children’s Dental Health Month!
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month in order to raise awareness and promote a lifetime of healthy smiles. Throughout the year, Dr. Duffy dedicates a lot of time to educate those in the nearby elementary schools and day cares to help promote excellent oral hygiene habits as early as possible. An Ounce of Prevention… […]
What Can WaterLase Do For You?
WaterLase is the number one pediatric laser. And, we have it! WaterLase is made by BioLase, the global leader in Dental Lasers. We use WaterLase for fillings, preventative resins, and soft tissue repair. So, how can Waterlase benefit your child? WaterLase Benefits The WaterLase allows us to only use topical anesthetic. No more Novocaine shots. […]
Our Cavity Free Club is Back!
It’s January and we have a really fun announcement! We are bringing back our Cavity Free Club! Back By Popular Demand When your child comes in for a cleaning and we find they are cavity/decay free, we will enter their name in our drawing for a fun prize! We will be drawing a name once […]
Smart and Healthy School Lunches
With the holiday’s over and winter still very much with us, we thought we’d take some time to refresh our healthy school lunch packing skills. Think of it this way: if you are tired of packing the same old lunches, your kids are probably tired of eating the same old lunches. Think Outside the Lunch […]
Pajama Day is November 25th
Pajama Day is coming up. Mark your calendars! Tuesday, November 25th is the day we celebrate pajama day. Our entire staff wears their PJ’s to work and if you (your child) have an appointment scheduled for the 25th and you (or your child) wear your PJ’s, you’ll receive an extra prize! It’s Our Tradition Every […]
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 […]
Sealants for Kids’ Teeth
One particular treatment we want to talk about is sealants. We use sealants to protect against tooth decay and help you and your children stay filling-free. What is the Sealant? Our teeth are not perfectly smooth surfaces. Each tooth has pits and grooves that are difficult to keep clean. This is why a sealant is […]
Keeping Little Goblins Safe
This time of year can be scary for more reasons than just all the ghouls and goblins walking around on Halloween! There are certain safety measures everyone needs to take to keep kids safe while they are out walking door-to-door this coming Halloween – something we would never let them do any other time of […]
Snacks That Won’t Bite Back
Snacks that won’t bite back? Yes, you heard us correctly, but we aren’t talking about your food jumping off the plate and attacking you (unless you live in the Amazon or something); we’re actually talking about those after-school snacks that all kids crave when they walk through the front door after a long day […]
What’s That in Your Mouth?
Preventing injury to kids’ teeth is especially important this time of year, as kids are headed back to school and back to the sports they love so much. But how do you keep their teeth safe while they’re running around and playing these sports? You get them fitted for protective mouthguards. What to Buy The […]