Junior Smiles Blog

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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What To About Your Kid’s Cold Sore

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro, DMD
  • On May 5, 2020
What do to when your child gets a cold sore? This is a very common question we get here at Junior Smiles Children’s Dentistry.  In most instances, parents can’t see where their child’s pain is coming from and often think the pain is coming from a tooth. How to Recognize a Cold Sore or Canker […]
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What To Do About Teething

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • On April 29, 2020
Teething is tough on a child. When their first teeth start to erupt, infants can experience a variety of symptoms that cause discomfort and may even cause worries for parents if they do not know what to expect. Let’s explore some of these below in order to become comfortable with what teething is, how it […]
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Electric Tooth Brushes for Kids

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • On April 22, 2020
Electric tooth brushes for kids help improve brushing efficiency and brushing habits. With so many available on the market today, and many colorful designs too, it is beneficial to explore the advantages and disadvantages they offer for your child’s oral health prior to making the switch. Should your kids use an electric toothbrush? Electric toothbrushes […]
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Teenage Oral Care

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro, DMD
  • On April 15, 2020
Each stage of your child’s life comes with different challenges for oral health. From teaching them to brush to watching them learn to floss, your child learns new practices and responsibilities as they grow each year. When it comes to teenage oral care, parents should know a few key items to ensure their child is […]
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How Pacifiers Impact Oral Health

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro, DMD
  • On March 30, 2020
For parents with newborns at home, pacifiers can be useful for soothing your child when they are upset or crying. Pacifiers can also have an impact on oral health so keep some of these key points in mind: Do pacifiers have an impact on oral health? While perfectly fine for soothing your baby and providing […]
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How to Choose Your Kids Toothpaste

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • On March 15, 2020
Toothpaste is the most important dental hygiene product your child will use. With so many choices available today, you may be wondering how to choose your kids toothpaste. Let’s look at some of the options available and which ones work best for kids. Seal of acceptance The American Dental Association has run their Seal of […]
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