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Understanding 2 Year Molars

Understanding 2 Year Molars

Understanding 2 Year Molars Teething is always an uncomfortable and troubled time for children and when baby molar teeth erupt it’s no different. Thankfully, there are a couple of ways you can treat the discomfort and pain and help your child get through this final stage of teething. When Do Baby Molars Come In? Most…

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Premature Baby Tooth Loss

Premature Baby Tooth Loss

Premature Baby Tooth Loss One of the main purpose of baby teeth is to act as placeholders for permanent teeth. Sometimes a child might lose their baby teeth too early. When this happens and no corrective measure is taken, it might lead to problems further down the line. Some of the resulting issues might include:…

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Losing Baby Teeth and The Eruption of 6-Year Molars

Losing Baby Teeth and The Eruption of 6-Year Molars

Losing Baby Teeth and The Eruption of 6-Year Molars Many first-time parents think that just because their child has had an eruption of 2-year molars the baby teething journey is over. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Before adulthood, you can expect your child to lose all their baby teeth between the ages…

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Foods For Healthy Teeth

Foods For Healthy Teeth

Foods For Healthy Teeth Children’s Dental Health Month, an awareness campaign sponsored by the American Dental Association every February just came to a close. It was a time to reflect on your family’s dental habits. By taking good care of your kids’ teeth, you’re not just safeguarding their oral health but their overall health. Even…

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Cavities Cause and Prevention

Cavities: Cause and Prevention

Cavities: Cause and Prevention Cavities, otherwise known as Dental Caries, are the most common yet most preventable disease that children suffer from in the United States. Ask anyone on the street of how to get rid of them and you’ll hear of how you need to brush your teeth on a daily basis and how…

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Braces: Understanding The Basics

Braces: Understanding The Basics

Braces: Understanding The Basics Kids react to braces in different ways. Some will get excited of the prospect of wearing them as it’s an indicator that their teenage years aren’t far off, while others absolutely hate the thought of it mostly because of what other kids at schools are likely to say about their braces.…

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Baby Teeth: Tips on How To Care of Them

Baby Teeth: Tips on How To Care of Them

Baby Teeth: Tips on How To Care of Them Your bundle of joy has been growing strong since day one and you’re now at that stage when they are cutting their first teeth. It’s an exciting time for you as a parent as well as your infant. Of course, this first set of baby teeth…

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Anatomy and Development of the Mouth and Teeth

Anatomy and Development of the Mouth and Teeth

Anatomy and Development of the Mouth and Teeth It’s quite rare for a baby to be born with teeth. In fact, when it happened to this mom it raised quite a few eyebrows. However, you might be surprised to find out that actually your baby’s teeth begin to grow while they are still a fetus.…

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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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