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Attractive pregnant woman
Nov 9, 2018, 9:06 PM
Pregnancy can be a busy and stressful time and you’re likely to already have a lengthy to-do list for your pregnancy. However, it’s important to add ‘dental checkup’ to that list as well. Having a dental cleaning and an exam…
Canker soar
Oct 22, 2018, 9:36 PM
Canker sores are always painful and irritating, but they can be even worse during orthodontic treatment. Braces can cause canker sores to take longer to heal and to feel even more painful than usual. Here at Great Outdoors…
Child plugging his nose
Oct 22, 2018, 8:45 PM
Chronic bad breath can be embarrassing and isolating. While breath mints, sprays, and minty gum can mask the symptoms temporarily, as long as the root cause still exists, the bad breath will continue.
Holloween concept
Oct 11, 2018, 6:14 PM
At Great Outdoors Pediatric Dentistry, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! From the costumes and the decorations to the tricks and treats, we love it all! However, we all know the damage that sugar can do to a child’s…
Young boy in dental chair
Sep 27, 2018, 3:39 PM
For the same reasons that you take your child to see a pediatric doctor instead of a general doctor, you should be bringing your kids to a pediatric dentist instead of a general one. Choosing a pediatric dental office for…
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…