Junior Smiles Blog

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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Do My Kids Need Dental Sealants

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson
  • On May 28, 2019
Do your kids need dental sealants? They might. Dental sealants may sound like the sort of treatment option that is only required for adults after they experience years of tooth decay. However, dental sealants for children are an effective method for preventing tooth decay in the first place and a proven method of protecting the […]
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When Kids Lose Baby Teeth and Origins of the Tooth Fairy

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro
  • On May 7, 2019
When kids lose their baby teeth around the age of 5, many parents choose to embrace the story of the Tooth Fairy to create some excitement for their kids. Like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is ubiquitous in North America, and even has a celebratory National Tooth Fairy Day in the United […]
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Dental Care For Your Kids

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson
  • On April 18, 2019
Dental care for kids can feel overwhelming, but following a few simple tips makes it easier.  In this post, we will be providing a useful overview for when kids should start brushing, how much toothpaste they should use, the role of flossing for young kids, and to discuss if mouthwash is safe for children to […]
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