Junior Smiles Blog

Child Anxiety and Dental Treatment

  • Posted by David Bird
  • On September 22, 2020
Dental offices can trigger child anxiety, it sometimes even triggers adult anxiety. But for children, the dentist office can be scary. Pediatric Dentists Help Coach Kids As pediatric dentists, we want our children to have positive experiences; we want to coach children in having more confidence that they can sit in our dental chair while […]
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My Child Has A Broken Tooth – Now What?

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro, DMD
  • On September 8, 2020
Your child’s broken tooth can be alarming: Your child is upset, there appears to be a lot of blood, and you’re looking into your child’s mouth not really knowing what you’re looking at. First Aid for Your Child’s Broken Tooth The first thing to do is grab a washcloth and wipe any blood off the […]
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Kids Dental Sedation Methods that Help with Treatment

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • On August 25, 2020
The dentist office can be scary for children! Occasionally, dental sedation helps reduce fears so your child can be treated. As pediatric dentists, we want our children to have positive experiences; we want to coach children in having more confidence that they can sit in our dental chair while we treat their teeth.  We have […]
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How to Stop Kids Thumb Sucking or Using a Pacifier

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro, DMD
  • On August 11, 2020
Thumb sucking and pacifier use are soothing for infants – and parents too!  As pediatric dentists, we are not really concerned with thumb sucking or pacifier use in the first 1-2 years of life.  We understand that infants are still trying to learn coping mechanisms and parents need breaks. After the first year or two […]
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Do Baby Teeth Need Fillings

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • On July 28, 2020
After informing a parent their child has a cavity, the most common question I am asked is: “Do baby teeth need fillings? Can’t we wait til the tooth falls out?’ The answer is not always simple. As pediatric dentists we look at key factors to answering the questions. Three Factors Influencing if Baby Teeth Need […]
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Junior Smiles’ Covid-19 Operating Procedures

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • On July 17, 2020
We are in unprecedented times that have changed some of our operating procedures so that we all stay safe. In late May, Governor Jarod Polis lifted the ‘Shelter in Place’ order enabling many businesses, including our dental office, to reopen.  Prior to reopening, dental offices were issued reopening guidance from both the Colorado Dental Association […]
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A Cavity Is An Infection

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro, DMD
  • On July 7, 2020
A cavity is an infection caused by bacteria that creates a hold in the tooth. Did you know that cavities are infectious like Colds? Cavities are actually an infection of the tooth created from common bacteria that are present in everyone’s mouth.  The biggest culprit of starting cavities is a bacteria called Streptococcus Mutans  (S. […]
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How to Keep Kids Teeth Clean on Vacation

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • On June 23, 2020
Vacations are fun and exciting so it’s easy to forget about keeping your kids’ teeth clean on vacation or extended weekends. When we break from our regular schedules, routines and habits can fall apart and it is helpful to keep some ideas in mind to keep your child on track with their brushing, flossing and […]
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Sensitive Teeth in Children

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro, DMD
  • On June 2, 2020
If your child is complaining their teeth hurt after eating or drinking hot or cold food/drinks they may have sensitive teeth. It may not be a cavity! The pain may be caused by other things including exposed tooth roots, recent fillings by your dentist (typically the fillings for larger cavities), post tooth-bleaching symptoms, or even […]
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How to Take Care of Your Toddler’s Teeth

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • On May 16, 2020
Parents with toddlers have their hands full and with the arrival of new teeth, there are some important items to keep in mind about your toddler’s teeth. Let’s take a look below at some of the best habits to build at this stage of life. Floss Toddler’s Teeth Once your child has teeth touching each […]
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