Junior Smiles Blog

When Should I Take My Child to a New Dentist

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro, DMD
  • On November 17, 2020
Have you ever asked yourself, “When Should I take my Child to a New Dentist?” Many parents ask themselves this question when they or their children have a bad experience.  As a parent you’ll have to ask yourself what’s important to you: Does your dentist show you exactly where they’ve found cavities?   Do they explain […]
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What is The Best Way to Floss Kid’s Teeth

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • On November 4, 2020
Many parents ask us what is the best way to floss kid’s teeth.  The rule of thumb is: Use anything you want as long as it gets physical string between your teeth to scrape off the plaque! That being said, there are some important advantages and disadvantages to consider when making a decision to use […]
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Why Do Most Dentists Recommend Fluoride Treatment?

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro, DMD
  • On October 20, 2020
Fluoride treatment is recommended at the dentist office because it keeps teeth strong Since 1945 Fluoride supplementation has been proven to reduce the risk of cavities.   How Fluoride Works Fluoride treatment does three very important things: Strengthens your enamel, or the outer protective layer of the tooth.  It will actually replenish the mineral content within […]
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Child Toothache is The Most Common Emergency Visit

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • On October 6, 2020
Child toothache is the most common reason for an emergency dental appointment. Tooth aches start as intermittent pain in children.  Your children will normally tell you when they are eating if they experience pain symptoms.  Typically the pain lingers for a minute or two after eating or drinking fluids.   If your child is very […]
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Child Anxiety and Dental Treatment

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • 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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