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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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Is Mouthwash Safe For Kids?
08/15/2018
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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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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