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6 Reasons Why Kids Should Start Flossing Early In Life

March 22, 2021

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Father and son flossing together as recommended by Helena children's dentist

As a parent, you already know that teaching children to practice healthy habits isn’t always easy. If convincing your son or daughter to brush their teeth for a full two minutes twice a day is challenging, you may be avoiding trying to get them to floss every day. However, the simple act of flossing is essential for maintaining a healthy smile and keeping serious issues at bay. In fact, teaching your child how to floss now will benefit them in both the short and long terms! Read on as your Helena children’s dentist explains six reasons why your child should start flossing those little pearly whites.

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Can Thumb Sucking Impact Your Child’s Oral Development?

March 11, 2021

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Young boy sucking his thumb should see Helena children's dentist

Thumb sucking (or finger sucking) is an instinctual reflex that 90% of infants develop within two hours after being born. In fact, it’s so natural that some even start while they’re still in the womb! This habit is adorable, but it has the potential to negatively affect your child’s oral development if allowed to persist for too long. So when should your child stop sucking their thumb, and how can you help them? Read on as your Helena children’s dentist explains everything you need to know about thumb sucking and your little one’s precious growing smile.

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Keeping Smiles Healthy for Children with Special Needs

February 22, 2021

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Smiling boy with special needs visiting his Helena children's dentist

As a parent of a child with special needs, you already know that keeping your little one happy and healthy is a balancing act. Typically, pressing medical and development issues naturally take priority, and dental care is put on the backburner. Unfortunately, children with special needs are at a higher risk of developing certain oral health issues. It’s essential that you don’t forget to pay attention to that precious smile to make sure it gets the care it needs. Read on as your Helena children’s dentist explains what to be on the lookout for and what you can do to prevent oral health issues in the first place.

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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with These Dental Products!

February 7, 2021

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Little girl brushing her teeth after visiting Helena children's dentist

February is recognized as National Children’s Dental Health Month. Now is a great time to take a moment and enjoy your little one’s precious smile. As their teeth, gums, and oral hygiene habits grow, it’s important to set them up for long-term success. Not only can the right tools help make your child’s brushing and flossing more effective, but they can make their daily dental habits fun and engaging! Here are some fun products to try out this February to keep your little one’s smile happy and healthy.

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Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Kids?

January 28, 2021

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Boy gives thumbs up to Helena children's dentist after X-rays

As a parent, you obviously do everything you can to keep your son or daughter happy, healthy, and safe. So when you hear that it’s time for them to have dental X-rays taken, you may be concerned about just how safe and necessary this step is. After all, X-rays bring to mind radiation levels and long-term health complications. Thankfully, you have nothing to fear! Modern dental X-rays are taken digitally, which makes them drastically safer than ever before. Read on as your Helena children’s dentist explains everything you need to know about dental X-rays for your child.

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7 Facts Every Parent Should Know About Their Baby’s Teeth

January 4, 2021

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Baby smiles after visiting Helena pediatric dentist

As a parent, you already know that caring for your baby’s oral health doesn’t come with an instruction book. It can be stressful not knowing what to expect as their teeth, jaws, and smile grow. After all, your baby’s little primary teeth play a big role in their long-term oral development, overall health, and quality of life! Don’t worry — your Helena pediatric dentist is here to explain the most important aspects of these little pearly whites and how to best take care of them. Here are seven facts that every parent should know about their baby’s teeth!

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3 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers Your Family Will Love

December 21, 2020

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Closeup of stockings hanging on fireplace

And just like that, Christmas is practically here! If you’re like most parents, you are using the next couple of days to get all of your last-minute to-dos completed, which includes shopping for items to put in your little one’s stocking. Typically, these presents aren’t exactly mouth-healthy, like candy, which can lead to dental work in the new year. So, why not fill their stocking with gifts their teeth are sure to love as well? Read on for three smile-friendly stocking stuffer ideas from a pediatric dentist in Helena.

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Answering All Your Questions About Dental Sealants

December 12, 2020

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Girl smiles after getting dental sealants

Teaching your child to brush and floss their teeth is the best way to help them prevent cavities. However, it’s not always easy for children to clean every nook and cranny of their teeth, especially their back molars. These big teeth are difficult to reach and have deep grooves that are perfect for trapping and collecting cavity-causing plaque and bacteria. Thankfully, dental sealants can reduce your little one’s risk of decay in their molars by 80%. Read on as your Helena children’s dentist answers five common questions about this cavity-preventing treatment.

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Foods That Keep Your Children’s Teeth and Gums Healthy

November 17, 2020

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little girl smiling big

Every loving parent wants to make sure their children grow up strong and healthy. If you have children, you likely know how important it is that they develop healthy eating habits and get the proper nutrition every day. But, did you know that there are specific foods that play a particular role in the wellness of teeth and gums? Keep reading to learn what your local Helena dentists suggests you add into or remove from their diets to promote your children’s oral health.

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Four Ways to Make Losing Baby Teeth Less Scary

November 5, 2020

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little girl smiling holding missing tooth

If your children have started losing their baby teeth, you might find that the experience is one that causes them anxiety and fear. This is something very common that millions of families deal with, and if you’re at your wits end with it, your children’s dentist in Helena has good news for you. Keep reading to learn four things you can do to help make losing baby teeth less scary for your kids.

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