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Vaping Explosions

July 21, 2019

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Vaping explosions are on the rise. Vaping explosions from e-cigarettes are on the rise and more frequent than initial reports concluded.  Earlier in the year we posted an article on the increased use of vaping among children and teenagers in the United States. This is a follow-up article exposing accidents that have been directly related…
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Infused Water

June 21, 2019

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Over the past many years, our office has suggested that parents please limit the amount of pop, gatorade, juices and energy drinks their children drink. Drinks containing sugar and drinks that have a low pH increase demineralization of teeth which result in an increase of caries (cavities). Therefore, when parents ask what they should then…
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Sugar Intake

May 3, 2019

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Sugar Intake Consumption of food and drinks containing sugar significantly contributes to early childhood caries (cavities) and obesity. It is very important to know how much sugar your child consumes daily? First consider the drinks containing sugar that can be purchased at schools. Obesity and dental caries are increasingly widespread pathologies amongst our children. The…
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Teething Tips and Tricks

April 4, 2019

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More Tips and Tricks on Teething Teething can start as early as 4 to 7 months. Because young babies are sensitive, only two essential oils are recommended for topical use during this early stage: chamomile and lavender. Chamomile is the most commonly used essential oil for teething because of its sedative effects. Its nontoxic nature…
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Canker Sores

March 2, 2019

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Canker sore on the inside of lip.

E-Cigarettes

February 9, 2019

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E-cigarettes have become the new teen rage. Teens interviewed in a recent study felt that vaping was safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. Don’t let your kids be fooled! E-cigarettes are not FDA regulated, therefore, the compounds in the liquid being smoked do not have to be disclosed on labels. Dr. Robin Deterding, pulmonologist for The…
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Dental Tips And Tricks

January 24, 2019

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Our Dental Tips and Tricks have been very helpful to many parents in the past. We continue to listen to our parents to learn any new things we can ad to our arsenal. Thumb or finger sucking Many parents are so frustrated when they speak to us about their child’s thumb sucking habits. To understand…
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Orthodontic Treatment

December 19, 2018

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Orthodontic Treatment Orthodontic treatment.   At every six month dental exam at Wild For A Smile, your child will have an orthodontic examination to assess any orthodontic needs that your child may have.  A referral to the orthodontist at the proper time will be made if there is concern with any current or developing situations that can…
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What Liquids Do You Drink

November 30, 2018

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What liquid do you drink? What liquids do you drink?  As times change and families become more busy a change in what American are consuming has changed tremendously in the past 50 years.  From fast foods to sweetened acidic drinks that are readily available on the fly in our increasingly busy lives.  At Wild For…
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The Differences Between Pediatric And Family Dentists

November 24, 2018

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The Differences Between a Pediatric and Family Dentist The differences between a Pediatric Dentist and a Family dentist are many more years of specialized training and experience with children to meet the unique needs of your child. What is a Family Dentist A family dentist is similar to a general dentist. Rather than specialize in…
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