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Oral Health Concerns for Teens

January 19, 2022

You have a lot more freedom as a teenager than you did as a young child. You also have a lot more responsibilities, and one of your jobs is to take care of your teeth. Develop and maintain good dental habits now so you can have great dental health for life! Tooth Decay As a…
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Periodontal Disease in Adolescents

January 13, 2022

Our team knows that periodontal disease isn’t something exclusive to adults. It can affect adolescents as well. Gingivitis, which is a milder form of periodontitis, is a form of periodontal disease, and a warning that more serious problems may arise. Untreated gingivitis can develop into full-blown periodontitis. The Canadian Academy of Periodontology (CAP) explains that…
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Brushing Your Toddler’s Teeth

January 12, 2022

At Pittsford Pediatric Dentistry, we know that brushing your toddler’s teeth can be an intimidating prospect. So we’re providing a few tips in the hope of making the process a lot more easy, effective, and all-around enjoyable for everyone! Start by getting into a position that gives you control and enables you to see well…
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What should I do if my child has a toothache?

January 5, 2022

Toothaches in children can be tricky ordeals that cause distress for both the child and the parent. You may feel helpless and frustrated because you cannot pinpoint the location of the pain. It is so hard to see your little one experience discomfort and feel like there is nothing you can do about it. But…
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New Year’s Day Every Which Way

December 30, 2021

In most parts of the world, January 1 marks the beginning of a new calendar year. Though customs and celebrations may vary by religion, personal desires, and country, everyone who observes it look forward to a year full of possibility and new opportunities. Take a look at how different countries ring in the New Year!…
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New Year’s Eve

December 29, 2021

Watching the clock tick down the final seconds until midnight, many of us- Pittsford Pediatric Dentistry included- feel nostalgic about the passing year and hopeful about the new one to come. New Year’s Eve is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world, with over-the-top celebrations taking place in dozens of countries. The…
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How much calcium does my child need?

December 22, 2021

When you were a kid, your parents may have told you to drink milk to build strong bones and grow tall and strong. Now that you have children of your own, you may hear yourself parroting those instructions you received years ago. Getting enough dairy is essential for young children whose teeth are growing. A…
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Sealants Protect Your Child’s Teeth from Decay

December 16, 2021

Sealants provide a thin coating over molars that can be a powerful tool to protect your child’s teeth from decay. This simple and painless solution can be applied in a matter of minutes by our team, forming a protective shield and avoiding costly and painful cavities or other forms of tooth decay later. The Causes…
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Sealants Protect Your Child’s Teeth from Decay

December 15, 2021

Sealants provide a thin coating over molars that can be a powerful tool to protect your child’s teeth from decay. This simple and painless solution can be applied in a matter of minutes by our team at Pittsford Pediatric Dentistry, forming a protective shield and avoiding costly and painful cavities or other forms of tooth…
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Gum Disease in Children

December 8, 2021

When it comes to gum disease and your child, it’s a good news/bad news situation. The very good news is that children rarely suffer from advanced gum disease, or periodontitis. The not-so-good news? Early gum disease, called gingivitis, is unfortunately an all-too-common childhood problem. What does gingivitis look like in children? Childhood gingivitis has the…
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