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Celebrate Oral Health Month with Summer Smile Care Tips!

June 23, 2020

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Boy in innertube smiles after visiting his Helena pediatric dentist

Did you know that June is officially Oral Health Month? While teaching your child about how to care for their smile is important year-round, summer presents an excellent opportunity to spend a little extra time on dental care. Plus, it can help prevent a dental emergency from interrupting your son or daughter’s summer vacation! Your Helena pediatric dentist shares five simple ways to teach your child about oral health care and keep their precious smile healthy all summer long.

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How to Keep Your Little One’s Hands Clean in COVID-19

June 17, 2020

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Helena children's dentist washing hands in COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has always encouraged regular handwashing to prevent getting sick from the common cold, the flu, and a variety of other illnesses. Alongside social distancing, excellent hand hygiene is one of the best ways to keep you and your family safe from COVID-19. Is your child using the proper techniques and products to keep their hands clean and germ-free? Your Helena children’s dentist shares a few simple yet effective tips that can help keep you and your family safe and healthy throughout the pandemic.

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How Your Dentist Keeps a Germ-Free Practice In COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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Helena pediatric dentist disinfects their office in COVID-19

Did you know that dental practices have always been some of the cleanest places in the country thanks to their strict sanitation standards? Your dental team does a lot more than simply spray everything with a store-bought disinfectant to keep their office sparkling. They go through a variety of steps in a certain order to fully clean away harmful particles. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve added even more safety protocols to eliminate the possibility of infection. Here’s what your Helena pediatric dentist is doing to keep you and your family safe from the coronavirus if your little one needs to come in for dental care.

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What to Expect at Your Child’s Next Appointment

May 9, 2020

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Girl at children’s dentist in Helena

So many aspects of your life have changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Things as simple as going to the grocery store, seeing your friends and family, and going to work have been turned completely upside down. You’ve begun worrying about your health and safety more than you ever have. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to be concerned about when you take your kids to their dental visits. Your children’s dentist in Helena can tell you exactly what to expect when you take your child in for his or her next visit.

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4 Ways Your Children’s Dentist is Offering Safe Care During COVID-19

April 30, 2020

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dental assistant practicing good hand hygiene

Is your child due for a checkup and cleaning? Dental practices are beginning to open their doors to preventive treatment again, so there’s no better time to schedule their appointment than today. However, as a parent, it can seem like you may be risking your child’s safety for their oral health. As much as it seems like this, it’s actually not the case. Your children’s dentist in Helena is taking countless safety precautions and following strict CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all of their patients.

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4 Safe Oral Hygiene Practices During COVID-19

April 15, 2020

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child wiping their mouth off after brushing their teeth

Your primary defense against spreading germs and illness in your home is to bust bacteria by sanitizing and cleaning all surfaces. However, there may be one place in particular that you’re forgetting to use safe hygiene practices, and it’s during your daily dental hygiene routine. Because your hands are near your mouth, eyes, and nose while you brush and floss your teeth, it’s important to be extra mindful while sanitizing your bathroom. Read on to learn four safe oral hygiene practices during COVID-19 from a children’s dentist in Helena.

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Snacking Smart & Preventing Dental Emergencies During COVID-19

March 22, 2020

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Smiling, healthy child holding an apple

A chipped or painful tooth rarely happens at an optimal time. However, dental emergencies are now more inconvenient than ever due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. While most dental offices are still accepting emergency appointments, we should all be doing our best to keep our family’s smiles happy, healthy, and intact. Your Helena emergency pediatric dentist recommends which smile-friendly snacks your child can safely enjoy and which harmful foods to avoid.

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8 Smile-Care Tips for Your Child While They’re Stuck at Home

March 11, 2020

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Happy, healthy family staying at home together during quarantine

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is extremely contagious and doesn’t always cause symptoms, so the best way to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy is to practice social distancing. While being in quarantine may be the best way to protect your family from the current pandemic, they may be more prone to forgetting about their oral health! The last thing you need while the country is on lockdown is for your child to get a cavity. Your Helena children’s dentist shares eight helpful tips to keep your child’s smile healthy while they’re stuck at home.

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The Benefits of Metal-Free Fillings for Your Kids

February 29, 2020

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Smiling child at Helena kid’s dentist getting metal-free filling

Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease? This means that try as you might, your little one will probably end up with a cavity one day. Thankfully, getting a regular dental checkup from your Helena kid’s dentist helps to catch tooth decay as early as possible, but it will still most likely require a filling. Should you choose the amalgam or metal-free option? Your Helena kid’s dentist goes over why metal-free fillings are a better choice for your child’s smile.  

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Healthy Habits for National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 7, 2020

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Mother teaching daughter how to brush her teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! It’s the perfect time to take a break from making Valentine’s Day plans and buying flowers to appreciate your little one’s smile. Establishing healthy habits early in your child’s life is a great way to protect their oral health for years to come. Find out from your Helena children’s dentist what you can teach your son or daughter this month that they’ll benefit from for the rest of their lives.

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