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Why is a Dentist Not an Orthodontist? [4 Facts]

Dentists and orthodontists both care about the general health of a patient’s teeth. But, these two dental professionals offer different types of services. The professional you visit depends on what type of issue you’re having with your teeth. Consider the difference between these professionals working in the dental field. Also, learn about the services offered by a dentist who serves children. So read on to find out why is a Dentist Not an Orthodontist?

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Does My Child Need [Baby Teeth] Removed?

UPDATED 25-05-18

Baby teeth are designed to fall out on their own as your child develops. The first of these teeth typically start to fall out around the age of 6 or 7. Usually doing so in the same order that they came in. While this is a natural process that you usually don’t need to interrupt, there are times when a removal of these teeth needs to occur in order to protect your child’s dental health.

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Fluoridated Water and Your Child’s Toothpaste [2020]

Fluoride in the water supply has been a critical part of public health policy. Tooth decay rates have declined substantially. Only a few short decades ago, millions of children had to deal with root canals, large numbers of cavities, and further health problems from their bad dental hygiene. Simply adding a small amount of fluoride into the city reservoir has drastically decreased all of these problems without significant side effects. The addition of fluoride in brushing, and the emphasis on regular brushing, have also reduced these figures of tooth decay.

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Curious About Thumbsucking and Teeth in 2020 | FAST FACTS

Thumbsucking is a common and normal reflex for young children. Babies even suck their thumb in the womb. Young children may suck their thumb or another object for security and to self-soothe themselves to sleep. Research has also found that babies who suck their thumb have fewer allergies. In this post, we’ll show you the facts on this habit and how to avoid problems. So, let’s get cracking.

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Should My Child get Ceramic or Metal [Braces?]

KinderSmiles is Pediatric dentist and expert on all things child dental. We also have an expert orthodontist on site. Today we look at the possibilities of Children’s orthodontics. New orthodontic technologies provide plenty of options for children who need braces. Those who do not want traditional metal braces have the opportunity of choosing between other types of materials. An increasingly popular option is ceramic which can be less noticeable than other types of braces. However, ceramic braces come with some unique challenges. When trying to decide between ceramic or metal braces, you should carefully consider these factors.

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Your Child – Before and After Braces [7 Facts]

Getting braces put on is a very common and normal part of childhood. Some estimates state that about 75% of children can expect to have problems with their teeth as their adult teeth come in. It is not very common to grow perfectly straight adult teeth.

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KinderSmiles Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist [New Website]

Oradell, NJ – KinderSmiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics has just re-launched their website. This time, new and improved, with an interface that is more user-friendly. Their new website now holds more information than the former version. KinderSmiles is a pediatric dental office started by Darryl Engel, DMD and Adam Schulhof, DMD in 2003, specializing in providing various services to children of all ages.

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Is Tooth-Whitening Recommended [For Children & Teens]?

Whether to improve self-esteem or just adjust their looks, children and teens may want to get a whiter smile. Though a tooth-whitening session may be what your child seeks, the procedure isn’t as simple for younger patients. Is it safe for them to go down this route?

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My Child Has Bleeding Gums – 4 [Common] Causes

UPDATED – 24-10-17

Bleeding gums can make a parent nervous to no end. Imagine your child coming to you with blood oozing from his mouth after a brushing session before bed. Your first instinct as a parent would probably be to call your pediatric dentist after rushing your little one to the emergency room. There are several reasons for bleeding gums in kids. Here are four common causes of gum irritation in children.

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4 Awesome Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay [in Children]

Research shows that tooth decay affects children more than chronic diseases or infections. If a cavity is left untreated, it causes problems speaking, eating and learning for kids. Studies also indicate that almost 20% of cavities are left untreated. The best part is that caregivers can apply useful tips to protect their children’ teeth and assist them in developing healthy oral habits that will last a lifetime. These four tips will help parents and caregivers help their kids enter into adulthood without suffering from a single cavity.

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