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Mar 28, 2016, 11:46 PM
It’s common knowledge that sugar is not good for your teeth. The bacteria in our mouths feed on sugar left on our teeth, causing plaque to build up. This plaque will create cavities and cause tooth decay, leading to all sorts…
Mar 14, 2016, 11:46 PM
The Easter Bunny is a fun and exciting way to ring in the spring season! Many kids anxiously await decorating and then hunting for the brightly colored Easter eggs. Another Easter staple is candy – chocolate bunnies,…
Feb 20, 2016, 11:45 PM
The Tooth Fairy is a fun rite of passage for kids and she’s revered in the same way as the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus. But really, if you think about any of these characters for too long, you might start to wonder who came…
Feb 20, 2016, 11:44 PM
It can be tough to get kids motivated to take care of their teeth. We know it’s not the most exciting part of your child’s day, but there are ways to help interest your children in caring for their teeth. One of these ways is…
Jan 21, 2016, 11:44 PM
It can be really difficult to get your kids to do anything that isn’t “fun.” Unfortunately this can sometimes include brushing their teeth. Great Outdoors Pediatric Dentistry has a few tips for parents on ways to make…
Jan 21, 2016, 11:43 PM
With winter at its coldest, many parents have been dealing with trying to control the common cold virus as it runs rampant at day-cares and schools, spreading from child to child. Unfortunately, the cold medicine that we…
Dec 17, 2015, 11:42 PM
Losing their baby teeth is probably the most exciting part of your child’s transition to being a big kid! They’re always proud to show off the gaps in their smile and anticipate a visit from the tooth fairy. But we’ve found…
Dec 17, 2015, 11:41 PM
It surprises many people to learn how common gingivitis and gum disease (also called periodontal disease) can be in younger adults and even adolescents. Gingivitis is a milder form of periodontal disease and usually serves as…
Nov 20, 2015, 11:41 PM
Juice, even when it’s 100% fruit juice, is incredibly high in sugar and is causing a cavity epidemic in America’s kids. Frequent consumption of juice, even if it’s watered down, can still cause cavities. It’s recommended that…
Nov 20, 2015, 11:40 PM
Teething isn’t fun for anyone, parents or baby! As soon as your baby starts showing signs of a new tooth coming through, you may reach for the pain relieving oral gels that have been recommended by other parents, but you may…
Oct 23, 2015, 11:39 PM
A baby sucking his thumb is possibly the cutest thing ever. Unfortunately, there is evidence that this seemingly harmless habit can cause problems for your little’s one’s mouth and teeth.
Oct 23, 2015, 11:38 PM
Halloween is the scariest time of year! Although, here at Great Outdoors Pediatric Dentistry, we’re more scared of cavities in your little one’s mouth than we are of witches and goblins!
Sep 29, 2015, 11:38 PM
Even though baby teeth are just temporary, it’s still very important to begin building a basis for good oral hygiene. You can start caring for your baby’s mouth before a tooth even erupts, by wiping the gums after feedings…
Sep 29, 2015, 11:37 PM
Did you know that 42% of children have had cavities in their baby teeth? Well-meaning parents can sometimes make mistakes regarding their children’s teeth that they might not even know they’re making! Below is a list of ways…
Aug 26, 2015, 11:37 PM
Does the idea of visiting the dentist fill you with fear? Do you put off making dental appointments because you can’t stand the thought of sitting in the chair? If so, you may be suffering from dentophobia, and if you are a…