Junior Smiles Blog

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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TMJ Disorder and Kids

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro, DMD
  • On February 28, 2020
Is your child having jaw pain, or problems opening their mouth? They might have a TMJ disorder.  It might be a good idea to have it examined by a pediatric dentist to determine the severity and the best course of action. Let’s explore some of the basics of TMJ disorders below. Where is the TMJ […]
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How to Build Your Child’s Oral Hygiene Habits

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • On February 15, 2020
Every parent knows oral hygiene habits like brushing teeth and flossing can make kids fussy. Trying to brush your child’s teeth twice a day can seem like a daunting task and many parents consider giving up if their kids start to put up resistance around brushing time. However, it is essential to build a good […]
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How To Buy Your Kids Mouthguard

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro, DMD
  • On January 30, 2020
A mouthguard is a a critical piece of safety equipment for kids participating in sports; especially contact sports like football or martial arts. Let’s look at some of the basics regarding kids mouthguards protecting your child’s teeth during physical activity. Kids mouthguard For protecting teeth, mouthguards are essential for kids in sports such as football, […]
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Good Habits for Infant Oral Care

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson, DMD
  • 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, DMD
  • 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, DMD
  • 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, DMD
  • 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, DMD
  • 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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