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Dental Emergencies in Children

January 25, 2023

Unfortunately, dental emergencies can sometimes be unavoidable among young children. The good news is Dr. Doron Kochman can help you prepare in case you and your child find yourselves in any of the following situations. Teething Starting at about four months and lasting up to three years, your son or daughter may experience teething pain….
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Just What Is a Cavity, Anyway?

January 18, 2023

The grownups in your life encourage you to brush and floss, eat healthy foods, and visit us in the dental office for exams and cleanings. Why? Because we all want to help you prevent cavities. So you might be wondering, just what are cavities? How do we get them? What do they do to our…
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What kind of toothbrush and toothpaste should my child use?

January 12, 2023

Imagine that you sit down for some evening television, and during the course of the evening, you see five commercials regarding dental products. They all claim to be the best. Then remember your last visit to the dental aisle at a local grocery store. The choices are overwhelming and there seems to be no sure…
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Are baby teeth really that important?

January 11, 2023

Your infant’s first teeth will begin to appear around six to 12 months of age. You might wonder how important these primary teeth really are. After all, baby teeth are destined to fall out within a few years and be replaced by a full set of permanent teeth. However, baby teeth have important functions, and…
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Camping Oral Health Tips

January 4, 2023

If your idea of camping is a quiet walk through the woods before returning to your rustic hotel, your regular brushing habits will be perfect for your trip. But if you are hiking into the mountains with your tent, backpack, and camp food, Dr. Doron Kochman and our team have some suggestions to adapt your…
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What’s on your child’s reading list?

December 28, 2022

What better way for children to spend their time than cuddled up by the fireplace or out in the yard with a book in hand? Dr. Doron Kochman and our team encourage you to inspire your child’s mind with a few great books. Sure it may be easy to put off reading when balancing a…
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Pacifiers and Your Child’s Oral Health

December 21, 2022

Children are born with a natural sucking reflex. In fact, sonogram images from the womb often reveal an unborn baby practicing by sucking on his or her fingers or thumb. Not only does sucking aid in your baby’s ability to acquire food and nutrients, but it is also a security and possible analgesic outside of…
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Dangers of Thumb Sucking

December 15, 2022

It’s common for children to suck their thumb at a young age. Our team wants you to understand the potential issues that can surface down the road if the habit isn’t broken early on. It’s normal for infants to explore the function of their mouths by putting objects like their thumbs inside it. You shouldn’t…
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Dental Fear in Children: Brought on by parents?

December 14, 2022

A study conducted in Washington State in 2004 and another conducted in Madrid, Spain in 2012 both reported findings that support a direct relationship between parents’ dental fear and their child’s fear of the dentist. The Washington study examined dental fear among 421 children ages 0.8 to 12.8 years old. They were patients at 21…
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Does Your Child Need Endodontic Treatment?

December 7, 2022

Baby teeth come with a built-in expiration date. That charming first smile is meant to make way for a healthy, beautiful adult smile. Unfortunately, before they are ready to make way for permanent teeth, primary teeth can be affected by decay, trauma, or infection—problems which can lead to damage to the pulp within the tooth….
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