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Young girl with braces and dentist in background
Sep 17, 2018, 3:58 PM
At Great Outdoors Pediatric dentistry, we know that many of our patients are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment or eventually will be. Orthodontic treatment can create more beautiful smiles, which can boost confidence…
Cute kids with glass of soda
Aug 23, 2018, 8:56 PM
It turns out that soda consumption among children has been decreasing with every passing year, which is great new! However, even while kids are drinking less soda, their caffeine intake is increasing. In fact, up to 75% of…
Child with tooth in hand
Aug 8, 2018, 5:22 PM
We can probably all remember a time when we had help removing a loose tooth as kids. Older siblings may have tied a piece of string to the doorknob and the other end to the loose tooth or dad may have just reached in and…
Diastema
Jul 25, 2018, 10:29 PM
Diastema, which is more commonly known as a gap in the teeth, most often occurs in between the two front top teeth. In fact, almost half of all kids under age six will have a diastema between the front teeth. This gap will…
Child with a lost tooth
Jul 17, 2018, 7:07 PM
We can probably all remember a time when we had help removing a loose tooth as kids. Older siblings may have tied a piece of string to the doorknob and the other end to the loose tooth or dad may have just reached in and…
Young teenage girl smiling
Jun 26, 2018, 2:14 PM
Teenagers have it tough. They’re trying to exert control over their own lives, but are still technically children. As they try to figure things out on their own, you may notice that you have less control over your child’s…
Root canal diagram
Jun 19, 2018, 4:37 PM
Many parents question the importance of performing procedures on baby teeth, as these teeth are just going to fall out anyway. However, these first teeth are vital to the proper development and alignment of the adult teeth…
Palatal Expanders
May 24, 2018, 4:26 AM
If your child has recently attended an orthodontic consultation, you may have heard about palatal expanders. We know that this isn’t something that’s commonly known, so we want to make sure that parents know what palatal…
Child with missing tooth
May 11, 2018, 4:33 PM
Children are often very excited to lose their first tooth! This usually means a visit from the Tooth Fairy as well as one of the signs of becoming a big kid! Many parents have questions about what to expect once their…
Woman biting into burger
Apr 28, 2018, 4:26 AM
It’s very easy to make sure your child is practicing good oral hygiene and eating healthy food while they’re at home. But when your kids are at school, it’s much more difficult to monitor. If your child eats the lunch…
Several kids huddeled together
Apr 12, 2018, 10:05 PM
Here at Great Outdoor Pediatric Dentistry, we hear many parents talk about how their children have “soft teeth,” or that this condition has been passed down from parents or other family members. But is there really a…
Fruits and vegetables
Mar 29, 2018, 5:04 PM
Even if you practice a perfect oral hygiene routine, you may still develop dental cavities or tooth decay. This is because much of your dental health comes from your diet. If your teeth are in constant contact with harmful…
Girl with braces
Mar 16, 2018, 6:08 PM
Even though orthodontic treatment is more popular than ever, there are still many myths and misconceptions regarding braces. Here at Great Outdoors Pediatric Dentistry, we know that many of our patients are currently…
Baby
Feb 28, 2018, 7:59 PM
Have you ever wondered about the importance of baby teeth? Or why it’s necessary for these teeth to fall out as children? The Tooth Fairy visit is always exciting, and many kids are excited when losing teeth as it’s a sign of…
Display of different sugars
Feb 13, 2018, 5:22 PM
Here at Great Outdoors Pediatric Dentistry, your child’s dental and overall health is important to us. If your child is exhibiting the above symptoms or consuming a high-sugar diet and you’d like to make an appointment for a…