Junior Smiles Blog

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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Preparing Your Child For Their First Dentist Visit

  • Posted by Dr. Dylan Bordonaro
  • On April 3, 2019
Preparing your child for their first dentist visit involves answering 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 little bit […]
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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
  Did you know: The first visit is free for kids under 3 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 […]
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