Junior Smiles Blog

Child Anxiety About Dentist Appointments

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson
  • On November 1, 2019
Child anxiety about dentist appointments is normal. Some children may vocalize worries about visiting the dentist ahead of their appointment. They may have many questions and also may express fears about experiencing pain or discomfort during their checkup. Parents often ask about strategies for preparing their children for their dental appointments and so it is […]
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When Children Need Teeth Removed

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro
  • On October 15, 2019
There are circumstances when children will need teeth removed. While most children lose their teeth naturally without intervention, there are some occasions when an extraction must be performed.  Keep reading below to learn more about when a child might need their tooth removed, what this involves and how to prepare them in advance. Losing their […]
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Top 5 Bad Snacks for Kids Teeth

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson
  • On October 1, 2019
Every child loves to snack and parents are often forced to maintain a balance between keeping their kids happy with snacks and keeping their kids diet full of the right foods. Like most parenting decisions, the best approach is to find the right balance. For most families, snacking is necessary to fill the gaps between […]
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A Healthy Diet for Children’s Teeth

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro
  • On September 17, 2019
Finding a healthy diet for children’s teeth is similar to any healthy diet. Keeping your child’s teeth healthy and cavity free is a lifelong commitment that involves more than just brushing twice a day and flossing. What your child eats is equally as important as their good oral hygiene habits since an improper diet can […]
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How Often Should My Child See a Dentist?

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson
  • On September 7, 2019
It’s a common question; ‘how often should my child see a dentist?’ After your child’s first visit to the pediatric dentist, you may be wondering when your next visit should be scheduled. It is important to consider a few factors when deciding on the frequency with which your child sees the dentist. Let’s take a […]
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Kids and Mouthwash; The Myths & The Facts

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson
  • On August 21, 2019
Kids and Mouthwash conjures up lots of fix-all oral care marketing promises, including  cavity protection and strong teeth, mouthwash may seem appealing due to its simplicity of use. However, there are some important considerations to be had prior to incorporating mouthwash into your child’s dental hygiene routine. Let’s take a look at some of these […]
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What To Do When Your Child Has a Cavity

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro
  • On August 7, 2019
My Child Has a Cavity. Now What? Cavities are usually the one major concern that most parents have when their kids visit the dentist. Every child loves to declare ‘no cavities!’ after their dental checkup and this can be a moment of pride for both child and parent. However, cavities are a fact of life […]
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Bad Breath in Kids

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson
  • On July 30, 2019
Nobody likes bad breath. Whether in adults or in kids, bad breath is something we all aim to avoid by brushing and using other solutions (gum, mints, mouthwash) throughout the day. However, an unpleasant odor originating in the mouth can possibly be a sign of other oral hygiene issues. What is halitosis? Halitosis is the […]
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When Do My Child’s Teeth Start to Fall Out?

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson
  • On July 16, 2019
When your child’s teeth start to fall out, it can be an exciting time for them and a sign for parents that their children are growing up fast. While the sensation of a loose tooth will be new for kids, they can always look forward to putting it under their pillow and receiving a visit […]
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Newborns and Tongue Ties – Your Questions Answered

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro
  • On June 18, 2019
Tongue ties can hinder your newborn’s ability to breastfeed, gain weight and possibly to develop proper speech. During your initial appointment with a pediatric dentist, they will examine your newborn’s tongue for any signs of a tongue tie and discuss your options if one is found. In this post, we will cover some of the […]
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