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How to Prepare Your Child for Getting Braces
09/16/2021

For many children, it can be scary to go into any medical office, especially if it’s a dental office. Even most adults don’t like going to the dentist. And while a dental cleaning or check-up is quick and easy, braces are a whole other animal to deal with. Getting braces for your child can be tricky, but at Children's Dentistry of Stuart, we make sure that every parent has the resources and help that they need to help their children upkeep their oral health. So we have come up with 4 tips to help your child prepare before getting braces, and how they can feel comfortable on the big day.

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Why are my Child’s Adult Teeth Coming in Yellow?
07/13/2021

At the Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, our doctors and dental staff provide comprehensive dental services and treatments to kids in Stuart, Florida, and the surrounding communities. We hope to give kids and parents the tools to build a great dental foundation. As children lose their baby teeth and grow permanent teeth, oral hygiene and a balanced diet are more important than ever. During this phase, many parents may be curious why their children’s adult teeth are coming in yellow and our children’s dentist wants to give you some answers!

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5 Summertime Dental Hygiene Tips for Your Family
06/14/2021

Summer is right around the corner and Children’s Dentistry of Stuart is just as excited as you are! Our dentists and staff hope your family has a great summer, filled with fun and relaxation. But, we also want to remind you of your dental hygiene during the summer months. Oral health is important year-round. For this reason, we’ve put together 5 oral hygiene tips to help your family stay healthy all summer long.

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Your Guide To Dental Health This Holiday Season
11/14/2020

With this holiday season already underway, you may be wondering what are the best ways to take care of your teeth in this time of sweets and seasonal feasts. Here at Children’s Dentistry of Stuart we are committed to providing the people of Jenson Beach FL with top quality pediatric dentistry, so we have put together a list of things you can do to keep your teeth healthy this holiday season.

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Are My Child's Baby Teeth on Schedule?
10/15/2020

A child's first tooth is a milestone that parents get excited about as they look forward to seeing their baby's toothy grin. Baby teeth usually erupt in the same order and around the same time for most babies, but for some babies, it happens earlier, while it occurs later for others. There is a reasonably wide range of what is considered normal. The experts at the Children's Dentistry of Stuart provide this overview of when you can typically expect your baby's teeth to come in.

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Is Mouthwash Safe For Kids?
08/28/2020

While brushing and flossing are at the core of any good oral hygiene routine, rinsing with mouthwash is that extra step that can take your smile’s health from just good to great. Depending on the type of mouthwash you get, you can fight off bad breath and bacteria or even protect your teeth from tooth decay. However, a question that we often get from parents here at Children’s Dentistry of Stuart is if mouthwash safe for kids to use.

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At Children's Dentistry of Stuart, we're proud to help kids all over Stuart, FL develop beautiful, healthy smiles. As a leading pediatric dentist serving kids of all ages, we've seen first-hand the difference that a good pediatric dentist can make in a child's dental development. And while many parents don't realize it, the benefits of good pediatric dental care go far beyond childhood, influencing your child's smile for a lifetime.
The Importance Of A Great Pediatric Dentist
06/13/2019

At Children's Dentistry of Stuart, we're proud to help kids all over Stuart, FL develop beautiful, healthy smiles. As a leading pediatric dentist serving kids of all ages, we've seen first-hand the difference that a good pediatric dentist can make in a child's dental development. And while many parents don't realize it, the benefits of good pediatric dental care go far beyond childhood, influencing your child's smile for a lifetime.

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How Nail Biting Affects Your Teeth
04/12/2019

You might think of people biting their nails as being unattractive and rather disgusting, but nail biting can actually not only cause damage to your overall health and wellbeing, it can cause some serious damage to your teeth. Pediatric dentists like those at Children’s Dentistry of Stuart work with kids to understand the negative effects nail biting can have on their teeth. Dr. Torres and Dr. Sugar provide dental treatment for many common problems as well as sedation dentistry to keep their Stuart and Palm City areas kids comfortable when visiting their dentist office.

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What Causes Crooked Teeth?
03/08/2019

While some people have naturally straight and beautiful teeth, others need help to achieve a great smile. At Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, we understand that the common problem of crooked teeth can make a child shy and self-conscious, impacting his or her self-esteem and even causing speaking and chewing problems. As a children’s sedation dentist with many years of experience, Dr. Nancy Torres, DDS and her daughter, Dr. Julie Sugar, DMD, can help your child face the world with confidence and an attractive, open smile.

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Things to Do in Stuart
Things to Do in Stuart
01/17/2019

At Children's Dentistry of Stuart, we're proud to help kids throughout Stuart, FL and the surrounding areas achieve healthy, beautiful smiles through comprehensive pediatric dental care. But we strive to go beyond solely offering treatment, and we want to give you a reason to use that smile, as well! Thankfully, we're blessed to live in a vibrant community with plenty of opportunities for family-friendly fun. Here are our favorite activities for kids in Stuart, FL!

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Floss First or Brush First
Floss First or Brush First
01/17/2019

Daily brushing and flossing is one of the single most important parts of maintaining a healthy smile. But while we all know that brushing and flossing is important, there's one thing that most people still aren't clear on: is it better to brush your teeth first or floss your teeth first? At Children's Dentistry of Stuart, we strive to be a resource for all aspects of dental health, so here's our advice on the order of your oral hygiene.

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The Best & Worst Holiday Food For Children's Teeth
11/01/2018

The holiday season is right around the corner! It brings joy, excitement, a surplus of sweet treats, and loved ones near as well poor eating choices that can cause damage to our young patients’ teeth. At Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, we care about the overall health and wellbeing of our Stuart, FL area patients. That’s why we’ve put together these tips on what your children should and shouldn’t eat this holiday season to avoid getting cavities caused by tooth decay, damaging crowns, or other common problems.

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Helping Your Child Overcome Their Fear Of The Dentist
09/20/2018

At Children's Dentistry of Stuart, our mission is to help children throughout Stuart, FL and the surrounding areas achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Our pediatric dentists and dental staff have years of experience treating children of all ages, and we've developed the skill to make every visit to our office a pleasant experience for just about everyone – but we understand that sometimes, a trip to the dentist's office can be a scary proposition for a child. If your child is dealing with fear or anxiety over visiting the dentist, we'll work with you and them to help overcome the issue, but there are a number of steps you can take at home to help your child overcome their fear of the dentist.

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Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits to Teach Your Kids
07/23/2018

At Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, it's our goal to make oral health exciting and give your child a healthy smile for years to come. Good dental health starts with healthy habits in all areas of life. With some simple tips and tricks, you can start instilling these habits in your children now and even make caring for their smiles fun.

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How to Brush Your Toddler’s Teeth
07/23/2018

When it comes to dental health, it’s never too early to start your children off on the right track. Even though your toddler’s beautiful teeth will eventually fall out and be replaced with permanent ones, you can start to instill good brushing and flossing habits that will ensure a happy and healthy smile for years to come. This begins with brushing your toddler’s teeth.

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children?
06/27/2018

Sedation dentistry is designed to make dental treatment as comfortable as possible for patients who suffer from anxiety at the dentist. Using the most advanced dental technology, sedation dentistry has made even some of the most complicated dental procedures completely pain-free for patients. However, with the use of different types of medications and drugs to achieve this pain-free experience, a common question that we get here at Children’s Dentistry of Stuart is if the process of sedation dentistry is safe for kids.

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Does My Child Need Sedation Dentistry?
04/18/2018

At Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, Dr. Nancy Torres and Dr. Julie Sugar offer a wide range of quality, pediatric dentistry treatments to children of all ages living in the Stuart and Palm City, FL areas. We understand that visiting the dentist is not a fun or pleasant experience for all children as some kids feel very nervous and anxious about seeing a dentist. We also know that some children are simply not able to sit still long enough in the dental chair to receive the dental treatment they need.

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How to Choose the Best Toothpaste for Your Child
03/23/2018

The most important aspect of your child developing and maintaining a healthy mouth is daily oral hygiene. This should consist of flossing daily and brushing twice every day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. When it comes to picking what toothpaste that your child should use, while there’s not a singular best option, there are a few broad suggestions that we at Children’s Dentistry of Stuart can make. Allow your kids dentist in Palm City, FL to help you find one that works wonderfully for your child!

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Can a Pacifier Affect My Child’s Teeth?
01/17/2018

Here at Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, we’ve made it our goal to set children on the path toward a lifetime of healthy smiles. We pride ourselves on our effective dental treatments and early dental care that can assist us in achieving that goal. However, it’s just as important for you to take the effort to provide great oral hygiene and care for your child’s teeth in between visits to his or her dentist. This doesn’t only consist of cleaning your child’s teeth. It can include monitoring certain oral habits, such as the usage of a pacifier. Just about everyone with a child has probably grown very familiar with the benefits of a pacifier – most notably being that it can be used to calm fussy infants and toddlers. However, you may not be as aware of the effect that pacifiers can have on a child’s teeth.

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What are Dental Sealants?
11/09/2017

At our Stuart, FL pediatric dentistry office, we offer dental treatments that children need to achieve and maintain their most incredible smiles! When it comes to helping your child avoid tooth decay, which is the most common dental problem children face, we stress the importance of good oral hygiene, eating a proper diet and visiting Dr. Torres and Dr. Sugar regularly for routine examinations. But there’s more that can be done to prevent tooth decay from affecting your child’s teeth! We can apply dental sealants to the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth to protect them from decay.

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The Transition from Baby Teeth to Adult Teeth
09/20/2017

An incredible amount of oral development takes place when children are growing, and it even begins before they’re born. To help parents better understand what to expect and what to watch for, as your Stuart, FL pediatric dentist office, we explain the stages of dental development from baby teeth until children have all their adult teeth in.

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Maintaining Good Oral Health Over Summer Vacation
07/19/2017

While it can certainly be hectic, there are some aspects of the school year that make things easier for parents: having an established routine adds stability to life, and it can also make it easier to keep tabs on important habits like brushing and flossing. But when summer vacation rolls around, increased freedom can make it hard to know how your child's oral health is doing. At Children's Dentistry of Stuart, our mission is to help your child develop a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime, so here are a few tips for helping your child maintain oral health over summer.

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What Causes My Kids’ Bad Breath?
05/30/2017

If you talk to your kids and notice that their breath is smelling less than pleasant, they may have a case of halitosis, which is more commonly referred to simply as bad breath. The good news is that bad breath is simple to prevent.

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Preventing Childhood Cavities
03/27/2017

We want every child who visits our Stuart, FL pediatric dental office to be excited every time they step into the office to help instill the importance of going to the dentist regularly. The very first step in protecting your child’s teeth and ensuring he/she feels comfortable visiting our pediatric dentists is educating ourselves and our children about oral hygiene and how to prevent cavities from forming. Here is what you need to know about cavities and what can be done to prevent them.

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How to Ease Tooth Sensitivity
02/24/2017

At Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, it’s our goal to make the trip to the dentist a fun and stress-free time for your kids. When you’re looking for pediatric dentistry in or around Stuart, FL, you won’t find a dental practice that’s better equipped to handle the needs of kids. As a sedation dentist, we offer safe and comfortable sedation dentistry procedures that are capable of easing the fears of the most timid or scared patients. We’re dedicated to utilizing our early dental care expertise to ensure the dental health and comfort for all our young patients.

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The Sedation Dentistry Process
12/19/2016

It’s not uncommon for a child to be afraid of going to the dentist to have a cavity filled or undergo another form of dental treatment. At Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, we understand these worries and strive to do all we can to help our young patients through the process. As a trusted children’s sedation dentist in the Stuart and Palm City, FL area, one of the ways we accomplish this is by administering conscious sedation to alleviate a child’s fears.

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Your Child’s First Visit To The Dentist
11/01/2016

As a parent, it's important to be knowledgeable about your child's dental health and learn how you can keep your child's teeth healthy. At Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, Dr. Torres and Dr. Sugar ensure that parents are always kept updated on their child’s dental care. There are ways you can be proactive in helping your child achieve a healthy smile. As your local pediatric dentist, we put together this list of questions you should ask during your child's first visit to our Stuart, FL children’s dentistry practice.

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What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?
10/13/2016

When the pacifier won’t stay in, we know it’s tempting to coat your child’s pacifier in something sweet. You think to yourself—a little tasty treat might be nice, right?

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Home Remedies to Help Soothe Teething
09/29/2016

The time has finally come! Very soon your baby will be able to say goodbye to liquefied foods and hello to chewing. The monumental milestone of teething is not only painful for the baby, but for the mother as well. Let’s take the bite out of the teething process.

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What is the Best Oral Hygiene Regimen for my Child?
09/15/2016

Let’s be honest – there’s no handbook on parenting. How do you know when it’s the right time to start encouraging dental hygiene for your kids? There might not be a handbook, but at least you have dentists in Stuart, FL. We are here to tell you that it’s never too early to start worry about your child’s dental health.

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Welcome To Children's Dentistry of Stuart, P.A.
09/01/2016

At Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, P.A., we are one of the most renown pediatric dental care offices in our area, with decades of experience. Our team recognizes that a trip to the dentist might be a scary thing for children, so we do everything in our power to provide a comfortable, safe, positive environment in which kids can learn about their teeth.

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