Junior Smiles Blog

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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How to Prepare Your Child for their First Visit to the Dentist

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro
  • On April 3, 2019
Preparing your child for their first visit to the dentist can involve a lot of questions. Children may wonder what the dentist does, why they have to go, and if it will be painful, while parents may wonder what to do if any dental hygiene issues are discovered. In this post, we will talk a […]
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Early Childhood Tooth Decay: Causes & Prevention

  • Posted by Dr. T Jay Robinson
  • On March 20, 2019
Early childhood tooth decay can begin as soon as your child has their first tooth. Sometimes referred to as baby bottle tooth decay, this dental issue is important to tackle right away since the longer it is left untreated, the more likely that pain, infection and further decay can occur. Let’s take a look at […]
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When Should You Schedule Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro
  • On March 6, 2019
  Your child’s first dentist appointment is an important first step for developing strong dental health and habits. The first visit is also equally important for parents since babies and small children require help with brushing, dental safety and dietary habits. In this post, we will take a brief look at when to bring your […]
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Junior Smiles Dental Poster Contest

  • Posted by Jr. Smiles
  • On February 26, 2019
Junior Smiles set up a coloring station and held a dental poster contest.  We asked kids to make posters about going to the dentist.  Six were selected by our staff for voting:    We accepted poster votes from both Facebook and Instagram and received a total of 10 votes. The winner was the super hero below […]
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Junior Smiles Children’s Dentistry Ugly Sweater Contest

  • Posted by Jr. Smiles
  • On February 24, 2019
The staff at Junior Smiles Children’s Dentistry had an ugly sweater face off in the office. The staff wore their favorite ugly sweater to work, yes, this included both Dr. T Jay Robinson and Dr. Dylan Bordonaro! We had photos taken to be posted on our Facebook page Instagram account for our Junior Smiles families […]
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Conversations with a dentist on reporting child abuse and neglect

  • Posted by Jr. Smiles
  • On July 13, 2018
This article was originally published in 2017 on www.co4kids.org and features Junior Smiles' pediatric dentist, Dr. Dylan Bordonaro.  The article is republished here with permission: Introduction For February, National Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month, CO4Kids reached out to pediatric dentist campaign partners to feature the role they play in identifying, reporting and preventing child abuse and neglect […]
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