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How Long Will My Child’s Orthodontic Treatment Take?

April 16, 2021

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Smiling young boy with orthodontic treatment outside

Straightening a smile doesn’t happen overnight! Orthodontic treatments are designed to correct crooked teeth and fix bite issues gradually to prevent damage and ensure the results are long-lasting. But just how long can you expect your child’s orthodontic treatment to take? Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer to this. Some children can complete their treatment in just a few months, while others will need a few years. Here are some factors to keep in mind that will determine how long your child’s journey to a straighter smile will be.

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Help Your Child Avoid a Dental Emergency This Spring Break

March 22, 2021

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Smiling girl with flower crown enjoying Spring Break

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing, it’s likely that your child’s Spring Break will look somewhat different that it has in previous years. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! There are still plenty of ways to be active, relax, and enjoy the weather safely. As you’re making the most of Spring Break at home, the last thin you need is for your child to come down with a painful or broken tooth. Here are five practical tips to help keep your little one safe from a dental emergency this Spring Break!

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How to Help Your Baby Recover from a Frenectomy

February 28, 2021

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Mother playing with baby after laser frenectomy

Does your precious baby have a lip or tongue tie? This relatively common problem can make it more difficult for them to feed and get the nutrients they need. Thankfully, a quick and easy treatment called a frenectomy can snip the excess tissue that’s causing this problem and improve your infant’s quality of life. Frenectomies can be completed by a trained pediatric dentist, and thanks to advanced technology like the Solea soft tissue laser, they’re faster and gentler than ever before! However, your baby will still need some extra attention after their procedure. Here are some infant oral care tips for help make recovering from a laser frenectomy go as smoothly as possible.

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What Are Lip and Tongue Ties & Why Are They a Problem?

February 22, 2021

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little baby smiles after visiting Pelham pediatric dentist

If your little one was born with overly thick tissue behind their upper lip or under their tongue, they have a condition called a lip tie or tongue tie (respectively). It’s likely that your baby’s primary physician or pediatric dentist have already started to recommend treatment options to address it as well. However, if your infant doesn’t seem to be having very much trouble breast feeding or bottle feeding, you may be wondering if treatment is really necessary. Even if your baby’s lip or tongue tie isn’t a problem now, it can eventually influence their oral development and quality of life later on. Read on as we break down everything you need to know about lip and tongue ties and how to keep your little one’s smile healthy and on track.

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Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Child’s Smile!

February 7, 2021

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Little girl opening Valentine's Day gift from Pelham dentist for kids

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday filled with flowers, gifts, and cards, but it can also wreak havoc on your little one’s teeth. With so many sugary treats around, it’s all too easy for your child to develop a mouth full of cavities and toothaches. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to keep their precious smiles healthy while still enjoying the February festivities! Read on to learn more about how to love your little one’s smile this Valentine’s Day.

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Can Thumb Sucking Influence My Child’s Oral Development?

December 12, 2020

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Thumb sucking child should visit Pelham pediatric dentist

Did you know that about 90% of infants start to suck their thumbs (or fingers) within two hours after birth? In fact, some even start this habit while they’re still in the womb! While this adorable trademark of babies everywhere is completely natural, it has the potential to negatively influence your child’s growing smile and cause long-lasting complications. So when should your little one stop sucking their thumb, and how can you help them? Read on as your Pelham pediatric dentist explains everything you need to know about this habit and how to keep your child’s growing smile safe and healthy.

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7 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy for the Holidays

December 2, 2020

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Father and child smile after visiting Nashua dentist for children

The holidays are almost here! Is your family excited? This special season may look a little different than usual this year, but it’s still bound to be filled with good times, delicious meals, and lights galore! However, as you and your family enjoy all the fun festivities, don’t forget about keeping those precious smiles healthy! With all the sweets and sugary treats around this time of year, you can easily find yourself with a cavity or a cranky child with a toothache. Read on as your Nashua dentist for children shares seven tips for keeping your loved one’s pearly whites happy and healthy this holiday season!

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How Mouthguards Protect Your Little Athlete’s Smile

November 7, 2020

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Closeup of custom-made mouthguard from Pelham pediatric dentist

If you have a little athlete or a child who loves to play sports, you already know just how important safety equipment is. After all, tackles, stray balls, and the like happen all the time! While making sure your son or daughter has all the helmets, kneepads, and other gear they need, make sure they have a mouthguard as well! These little devices are often underused and overlooked, but they play a key role in protecting your child’s teeth, gums, and jaw. Read on as your Pelham pediatric dentist explains some of the most common injuries mouthguards can prevent and when your little athlete should be wearing one.

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7 Tips to Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist

October 13, 2020

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Little girl visiting her Nashua pediatric dentist

Is your son or daughter scared of the dentist? Are they nervous about their upcoming dental appointment? Encountering the unfamiliar sights and sounds of their dentist’s practice can be a somewhat overwhelming experience for your child. Thankfully, there are several simple ways you can help them feel more at ease in the examination chair. We share seven reliable tips that can help make your little one’s next visit great!

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Why Is a Lip or Tongue-Tie a Problem for a Baby?

October 8, 2020

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a mother holding her baby against her chest

Most children are born with a lip or tongue-tie that stretch and allow for normal oral functioning. However, some babies have a thicker, more restricted band of tissue in these areas, making even regular movement of the tongue or lip much more difficult. Should you notice your little one struggling to latch during breastfeeding or does not care to take a bottle, it may be time to consider a frenectomy. Let a local pediatric dentist explain why an untreated lip or tongue-tie can lead to more serious problems in the future and how this simple and easy procedure can help.

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