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April 18, 2019

What Age Should My Child Start Flossing?

Caring for your child’s teeth from a young age will ensure healthy, happy smiles, and also sets the stage for a lifetime of oral health. While most parents understand the importance of flossing, many wonder what age to start.   When To Start Flossing You will need to begin flossing daily once the teeth start […]

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March 18, 2019

How to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

Brushing and good oral hygiene for children goes a long way in ensuring a lifetime of healthy happy smiles. While getting your child to brush their teeth can at times be a challenge, turning it into a fun time can go a long way when it comes to long-term dental health.   Why Care for […]

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February 21, 2019

How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?

X-rays offer a valuable diagnostic tool to identify potential disease or damage to your child’s teeth. Your child’s mouth grows and changes continually, and a visual examination alone cannot tell us all we need to know. The question may parents have is, how safe are dental x-rays for children?   Pediatric Dental Conditions Exposed by […]

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January 9, 2019

When Should I Bring My Child in for Their First Visit?

Your child’s first visit to the dentist’s office is an important milestone! It is the beginning of preventive dental care aimed at ensuring a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles! The question is, when is the best time to take your child in for the first dental appointment?   The First Visit To a Dentist’s Office […]

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December 10, 2018

Why It Is Important to Save a Decayed or Injured Tooth

How cute are the little pearly whites that start appearing in your child’s mouth at around six to nine months! Before you know it, though, they’ll be gone. The last baby teeth usually fall out on average around 12 years old. So if you hear that your child needs a root canal or an involved […]

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November 19, 2018

Early Intervention Orthodontics

Have you been wondering if your child is in need of orthodontic treatment? The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that children receive orthodontic screenings by age 7. The reason is that permanent teeth generally begin to appear around the ages of 6 or 7. During that time, the bones are still growing, making it […]

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October 15, 2018

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist over a General Dentist

A trip to your child’s dentist needs to be a happy and positive experience. There are many reasons you should consider choosing a pediatric dentist to care for your child’s dental needs rather than a general dentist. While general dentists are geared toward treating adults, pediatric dentists focus on treating babies and children. The ultimate […]

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September 10, 2018

The Language of Children

Dr. Patel and his caring team at Jet Set Smiles Pediatric Dentistry are aware that children in pain often experience anxiety and have a hard time explaining what hurts. We are highly trained and experienced in effective communication with children to understand their needs and always use positive, soothing language. We strive to ensure that […]

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July 9, 2018

Are Baby Teeth Really That Important to My Child?

Primary or baby teeth stay in your child’s mouth for just a few years, so why would they be important? Many parents don’t realize the role baby teeth play in children’s oral health and overall development. Caring for them will ensure your child enjoys a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.   Why Are Baby Teeth […]

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June 1, 2018

What Should I Do If My Child Has a Toothache?

Toothaches in children can cause distress for both you and your child. It is so hard to see your little one experience pain and discomfort. Toothaches may result from cavities or breakage, or something as simple as a piece of food wedged between teeth. So, what should you do if your child has a toothache? […]

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