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My child’s teeth are yellow!

June 26, 2018

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We hear this concern frequently at High Point Pediatric Dentistry!  Baby teeth are usually very white in appearance, but when children begin the stage of losing baby teeth and have newly erupting permanent teeth (mixed dentition), the color shades are very noticeable.  So what’s the deal? Baby teeth are naturally whiter than permanent teeth.  Permanent teeth…
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Quick Tips to Help Your Child Beat Thumb Sucking

June 14, 2018

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Thumb sucking and finger sucking are habits common in many children. In fact, nearly one third of all children suck on their thumbs or fingers in their first year of life. Though it’s cute and comforting, thumb sucking can have many different consequences down the line. Thumb Sucking can Cause Oral Health Problems Unfortunately, thumb sucking can lead to many oral…
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The Top Vitamins & Minerals Your Child Needs for Healthy Teeth

April 19, 2018

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There’s much more to oral health than simply brushing and flossing. In fact, the food you eat plays a large role in getting a healthy mouth. Here’s some of the most important vitamins and minerals that contribute to optimum oral health.   Vitamin A  One of the absolute best vitamins for overall oral health is vitamin A. That’s…
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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

April 6, 2018

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Your child needs sleep, that’s a fact. But they require different amounts of sleep as they age. Here’s a quick guide outlining how much sleep your child during each stage of their development.  0 – 3 Months Old  Sleep can be hard to come by with a newborn baby. That’s because newborns need a total of 10 – 18 hours of sleep per day…
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How to Find the Perfect Toothbrush for Your Child

March 23, 2018

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One of the most important tools in your child’s mouth-health arsenal is their toothbrush. Often overlooked and under considered, it is vital that you take the time to buy the right toothbrush for your child. Below are some smart shopping guidelines to consider when buying your child’s next toothbrush. Bristles Bristles come in all shapes…
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Can Gummy Vitamins Harm Teeth?

March 8, 2018

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Gummy vitamins have become very popular in the last several years and even adults now have the option of getting essential vitamins and nutrients through a tasty gummy treat.  But while this can be a great way to get children to take their vitamins, gummy vitamins can harm your teeth.  Yes, they are enhanced with…
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