Junior Smiles Blog

Good Habits for Infant Oral Care

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson
  • On January 15, 2020
For parents with a new baby at home, it is important to remember that infant oral care starts early. While newborns don’t yet have teeth, there are still some steps you can take to monitor your baby’s oral development, create good habits and to help care for their first teeth when they do arrive. Teething […]
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How to Handle Teenager Wisdom Teeth

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro
  • On December 15, 2019
Teenager wisdom teeth can trigger a lot of questions about whether or not they will need to have them removed. As an issue that impacts teenagers and young adults, the arrival of wisdom teeth must be monitored by an experienced pediatric dentist each visit so that a proper plan of action can be created. Let’s […]
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Should Your Kids Have Tooth Whitening Treatment

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson
  • On December 1, 2019
Some parents ask about giving their kids tooth whitening treatment. With the sheer number of teeth whitening products available on the market today, many parents wonder if their children should receive a whitening treatment on their teeth to enhance their look. While professional teeth whitening is a service offered by many dentists, there are some […]
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The Basics of Kids Fluoride Toothpaste

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro
  • On November 21, 2019
Fluoride has years of proven history as an effective cavity fighter. As part of a complete oral hygiene routine, fluoride toothpaste can provide you with effective protection against cavities when you or your child brush with it twice daily. Keep reading below to learn some basics about fluoride and to help clear up any misconceptions […]
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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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