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Can a Night Guard Mean Sweet Dreams for Your Child?

October 13, 2021

Sometimes the reason for a poor night’s sleep is obvious. Maybe your child watched a scary movie. Or loaded up on sugar before bed. Or can’t get to sleep after a night of computer screens or video games. Not much we can do about these problems. Sometimes, though, the cause of your child’s sleep difficulties…
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Keeping Your Teeth Strong and Healthy

October 7, 2021

What is the strongest part of our bodies? Do you think it might be our bones, which help us move and protect our brains, hearts and other organs? Or could it be those tough fingernails and toenails that guard our fingertips and toes? Nope! You might be surprised to learn that the hardest thing in…
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What’s on your fall reading list?

October 6, 2021

How better to spend the fall months than inside by the fireplace with a warm cup of cider and a book in hand? Dr. Doron Kochman and our team at Pittsford Pediatric Dentistry encourage you to warm up your mind this fall season with a few great books. Sure it may be easy to put…
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Easing the Teething Blues

September 29, 2021

Every moment of your baby’s first year of life is precious, since every day your child grows a little, develops new skills, and discovers new things. Most of it is wonderful, but parents don’t like to see their babies in pain. That’s why teething can be such a hard experience. However, you can take steps…
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Bells and Whistles for Your Bristles?

September 23, 2021

Modern dentistry has made the most of today’s technological innovations. And we’ve come a long way from the fraying sticks our ancestors used as toothbrushes. On the other hand, while it’s a lot better than a fraying stick, the manual toothbrush model you’ve used for years might be ready for an upgrade. Should you take…
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Dental-Healthy Snacks for Your School-Aged Child

September 22, 2021

Kids are constantly active and constantly growing. No wonder they’re constantly hungry! When it’s time for a snack, here are some tips to make between meal treats timely, tasty, and tooth-friendly. Keep snacks to a minimum Every time we eat, we’re also providing food for the bacteria in our mouths. Bacteria use sugars to produce…
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How to Make Brushing Fun

September 15, 2021

Let’s call it the cranky phase. Let’s call it the “Mom, I don’t want to” stage. When kids are little, getting them to brush can be a challenge. They bite the toothbrush and eat the toothpaste. They make faces in the bathroom mirror, brush for two seconds, and run away. When it’s time to brush,…
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September is National Childhood Injury Prevention Month!

September 9, 2021

September is National Childhood Injury Prevention Month, and our team is excited to share some tips to keep your child safe. Childhood is a time when dental injuries are common. Even a simple fall on the playground at recess can lead to a lost or broken tooth. What can you do as a parent to…
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Make Tooth Brushing Fun

September 8, 2021

The best brushing routine for parent and child is two minutes of gentle brushing in the morning and two in the evening. But if the longest four minutes of your day are spent helping your child brush and floss, here are some suggestions for making that time fly. Options! Children’s brushes come in a wonderful…
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Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away

September 1, 2021

Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. But there are quite a few people who celebrate the holiday by getting out of town, with an estimated 33 million people traveling more than…
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