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How to Prevent Dental Emergencies During Your Summer Vacation

July 28, 2021

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Child swimming

After you have been waiting so long for summer to come around, you have some exciting plans for you and your family. Whether you are looking to hang out by the pool or are heading out for a beach vacation, you’re about to make some priceless memories. However, the memories won’t be nearly as pleasant if someone in your family ends up with a dental emergency. Here are some tips to prevent dental emergencies this summer!

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6 Signs that Your Baby Is Teething

July 4, 2021

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Baby crying from teething

There are so many exciting milestones that are constantly occurring as your baby is getting older. One to look out for is when your child begins teething. As you can imagine, it isn’t the most comfortable things for your baby, but it is an important part of them growing up. For some infants, teeth can begin erupting as early as 3 or 4 months. However, some don’t get their first tooth until their first birthday. Here are some symptoms to look out for and ways that you can help ease their discomfort.

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5 Dental Health Tips for This Summer

June 22, 2021

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Family smiling outside

You have been waiting all year for summer to come around. You have booked a few extra days off work, are able to see additional friends and family members, and may even have an exciting trip planned. Either way, you are in for an exciting season. However, nothing can put a damper on your summer vacation quite like a dental emergency. Continue reading to learn a few tips to help you keep your smile healthy this summer!

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4 Popular Myths About Children’s Dentistry, Busted!

June 17, 2021

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Child smiling while holding toothbrush and model of teeth

Your little one’s teeth aren’t just essential for their adorable smile; they play a crucial role in their bite and speech too! Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance that you prioritize their oral health throughout the years. Sadly, buying into some of the popular myths about children’s dentistry can prevent you from doing so. With this in mind, keep reading to learn some common misconceptions to look out for.

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3 Ways to Safely Pull Out Your Child’s Tooth

May 22, 2021

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Child with lost baby tooth

Has your child reached the age where their baby teeth are starting to become loose? While this is an exciting time, it isn’t uncommon for a wiggly tooth to become bothersome and uncomfortable. You should never pull out a child’s tooth until it is ready, but when it is already on the verge of coming out, there are a few ways to speed along this process. Read on to learn about a few methods from a children’s dentist in Helena.

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7 Kids’ Snacks That Are Healthy for Teeth

May 2, 2021

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Child eating yogurt

It may seem like the easiest option to just open up a bag of potato chips or heat up something that you have in the freezer, but these aren’t the best choices for your child’s smile or the rest of their body. When a food is high in sugar and carbohydrates, they increase your child’s risk for developing tooth decay and other oral health issues. A kids’ dentist in Helena shares some alternative snack ideas that are healthier for growing smiles.

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How to Take Care of Your Smile While Pregnant

April 22, 2021

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Pregnant woman at the dentist

Pregnancy brings a lot of excitement into everyone’s life. There are so many things that need to be done in order to prepare. One thing that shouldn’t be forgotten is oral health needs. Expectant mothers are actually more likely to develop certain oral health issues than the average person. Continue reading to learn more from a children’s dentist in Helena about why pregnant women are at higher risk of dental problems, risks, as well as some tips for pregnancy oral health.

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What Age Should You Switch Your Child to an Electric Toothbrush?

April 7, 2021

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Child brushing teeth

You want your kids to keep up excellent oral hygiene practices so that they don’t end up with oral health issues later on. That’s why you always try to encourage them to brush twice and floss every single day. But do you ever consider the types of dental products and tools that they are using in order to keep their smile in excellent shape. When is an electric toothbrush appropriate for kids to use? A kids’ dentist in Helena tells you everything you need to know.

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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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