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The Ins and Outs of Sucking (Thumbs or Pacifiers)

The Ins and Outs of Sucking (Thumbs or Pacifiers)

The Ins and Outs of Sucking (Thumbs or Pacifiers) Many parents want to know about the impact of their children sucking on thumbs or pacifiers.  For young babies, it is a way to make contact with and learn about the world. In fact, babies begin to suck on their fingers or thumbs even before they…

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To Snack or Not to Snack

To Snack or Not to Snack

To Snack or Not to Snack We all want our children to have healthy teeth, whether their baby teeth are coming in or if they are older and have all of their primary teeth.  It is very important to develop a feeding schedule for your child.  It is best for small children to have three meals a day…

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Drinking for Healthier Teeth

Drinking for Healthier Teeth

Drinking for Healthier Teeth While it might be tempting to fill up a cup of juice and let your toddler carry it around all day, resist the urge!  When it comes to maintaining the health of each and every primary tooth, juice is one of the worst things for your children to drink.   Juice (even…

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Statistics show that dentists will see as many as 42% of children ages 2 to 11 years old suffering from preventable dental cavities on their primary teeth. According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, cavities are recognized as a prevalent chronic disease among children across the United States.   By definition, a cavity is formed when decaying, or the softening of enamel, occurs over time thus leaving a hole in the tooth. Your teeth were made with a hard, protective layer called enamel. Enamel can become weakened by the acids produced by bacteria in our mouths. Once the enamel deteriorates, a cavity is left in its place. In some cases, cavities may not cause pain; however, an untreated cavity may expose nerves thus causing pain or become infected causing a tooth abscess. So, it’s important to practice thorough and effective oral hygiene to prevent tooth decay and dental cavities – especially in kids.  If they learn to take good care of their primary teeth, they’ll be well on their way to establishing a healthy lifetime routine.   Creating and maintaining a healthy oral hygiene routine can make a big difference. In addition to enforcing beneficial oral hygiene habits, it’s important to monitor your child’s diet and the amount of sugar and acid in the foods they consume.   Did you know that our mouths naturally produce bacteria?  The bacteria feed on the sweet and sugary foods we eat turning it into acidic waste. This can lead to bacterial plaque and the possibility of cavities in the molars of baby teeth and other primary teeth if not maintained with good brushing etiquette. The buildup of bacterial plaque in your child’s mouth serves as the primary cause of 90% of all dental diseases due to the secretion of acidic waste products that further the process of tooth decay. Making sure to brush and floss can make extreme differences in your child’s oral health.   Since cavities are formed by the softening of the protective enamel layer, it’s always helpful to fully understand target areas where cavities are typically found. When preparing to brush away that pesky plaque, make sure to focus in the grooves on the chewing surface of your teeth. This area is extremely susceptible to cavities as it breaks down food and is exposed to the tiny morsels that can get caught in the fissures along the teeth. Another area that will need a little extra attention while brushing is the little area of tooth just above the gum line because plaque has easier access to the root of the tooth causing a cavity. In addition to brushing, daily flossing is critical to healthy teeth. Food tends to get trapped in the spaces between the teeth, and, if not removed, can build up and produce plaque that will deteriorate the enamel.   We know that you’re interested in the best kid dentistry for your children.  If you’re looking for a pediatric dentist in NC, a Raleigh pediatric dentist or a Wake Forest dentist, contact Triangle Pediatric Dentistry today.

Let’s Talk About Cavities

Let’s Talk About Cavities Statistics show that dentists will see as many as 42% of children ages 2 to 11 years old suffering from preventable dental cavities on their primary teeth. According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, cavities are recognized as a prevalent chronic disease among children across the United States.  …

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Flossing and Fluoride for Your Children’s Teeth

Flossing and Fluoride for Your Children’s Teeth

Flossing and Fluoride for Your Children’s Teeth Triangle Pediatric Dentistry is a leading pediatrics dentist in Raleigh and Wake Forest.  The experts there explain that flossing should be a very important part of your child’s oral hygiene regimen. It is very important that these areas where teeth touch are cleaned very well because they are prone to…

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Two Minutes – the Ideal Time to Brush

Two Minutes – the Ideal Time to Brush

 Two Minutes – the Ideal Time to Brush To promote good dental health in your infants and toddlers, it’s never too early to start caring for their teeth.  The experts at Triangle Pediatric Dentistry suggest cleaning your child’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or cloth and water starting at birth. As soon as the baby…

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Scheduling Your First Visit

Scheduling Your First Visit

Scheduling Your First Visit Get started early with dental visits!  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association all recommend that a child see the dentist for the first time around his/her 1st birthday.   This allows us to develop a custom preventive program especially for your infant or…

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Permanent Teeth – The Next Step

Permanent Teeth – The Next Step

Permanent Teeth – The Next Step What can you expect of the baby teeth schedule as your child grows older?  The first permanent teeth to come in are usually either the lower central incisors or the 1st permanent molars (6 year molars) at age 6. The baby molars are actually replaced by teeth called premolars (also…

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What to Expect with Baby Teeth

What to Expect with Baby Teeth

What to Expect with Baby Teeth Children’s teeth begin forming before birth and can be affected by any problems encountered during pregnancy. The first teeth to come in are usually the lower central incisors.  While the normal times for the baby teeth to erupt through the gums show a lot of variation, the first teeth…

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Good Dental Health

The Best Holiday Gift – Good Dental Health

The Best Holiday Gift – Good Dental Health You might not think of a visit to the dentist in the same breath as this year’s most popular toys and computer games, but it’s one of the best gifts you can give your children this holiday season.  If you’re concerned about your child’s baby teeth coming in,…

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Beware of Mouth Monsters this Halloween!

Beware of Mouth Monsters this Halloween!   The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is the leading authority on children’s oral health, so you would expect them to have something to say about Halloween. And they do! “Whether your kids are attending Halloween parties or trick or treating in the neighborhood, keep on the lookout…

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It’s Never Too Early to Start

It’s Never Too Early to Start   Tricia Mool reported infant oral care that is safe and effective for the Oral Care Center at Colgate.com.  “It’s crucial that you have the right information early on when it comes to infant oral care,” she said. “Even though your child’s first teeth are temporary, they are still…

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Tooth Decay Is the Most Common Childhood Disease

Tooth Decay Is the Most Common Childhood Disease   Tooth decay is the breakdown of the enamel on your teeth. It may also be called cavities or even dental caries. But no matter what term you use, tooth decay is a big problem in this country.   As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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Why Is It Important to Take Care of Baby Teeth?

Why Is It Important to Take Care of Baby Teeth?   Baby teeth are, of course, adorable when they appear. They are also essential to the healthy development of your child. As the American Dental Association reports, “They help him or her chew, speak and smile. They also hold space in the jaws for permanent…

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The Tooth Fairy’s Roots

The Tooth Fairy’s Roots   Kristina Killgrove , a bioarchaeologist at the University of West Florida started digging into the history of the Tooth Fairy after her 7-year old lost her upper right central incisor. In a story she contributed on Forbes.com, she explains: “She knows she gets a shiny gold dollar coin for her lost teeth, and she knows that…

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Nutrition and Your Child’s Teeth

Nutrition and Your Child’s Teeth   Eating a healthy diet isn’t just important for your heart health or for maintaining a healthy weight.  Good nutrition is essential to your child’s oral health.   Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that feed off of sugar and starches to produce acid. That acid attacks your teeth. So you’ll…

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Add Fall Color to Your Dinner Plate

Add Fall Color to Your Dinner Plate   The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler.  It’s a great time for long walks and enjoying the fall colors. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), this is also a great time to celebrate seasonal fall flavor. When you head out…

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Are You Brushing Your Teeth Properly

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Properly   Your own tooth brushing habits and approach to oral care have an important impact on your children’s oral health. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, disease-causing bacteria called “streptococcus mutans” can easily be transferred from mothers to infants. That can lead to decay in a primary tooth. And, as…

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Why Having a Trusted Dentist Makes Your Life Easier

A child’s smile can have a significant impact on the way they look and feel. Children with flawed teeth may be self-conscious and avoid meeting new people and attending social events as a result. With the help of a trusted dentist, your child can look better, feel better, and enjoy a wide variety of benefits…

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Delayed Start Tuesday, Jan. 10th. Open at 10AM

Due to continued icy road conditions we will be operating on a delayed schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 10th.  We will open at 10 AM.  We will call to reschedule any patients affected by the delay as soon as we are safely back in the office.  Please use your best judgement when driving.

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Office Closed Monday January,9th due to Weather

Due to the icy weather conditions Triangle Pediatric Dentistry will be closed on Monday January, 9th.  We will call all of Monday’s cancelled appointments to reschedule as soon as we are safely back in the office.   We will make a decision about Tuesday’s appointments by 5 pm tomorrow so check back

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2824 Rogers Rd, Suite 201
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Phone: 919.435.7660
Fax: 919.453.6370