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March is National Nutrition Month!

March 2, 2022

While you don’t have to wait to start eating right, March is the month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asks everyone to pay special attention to what goes into our bodies. The Academy has designated the month of March for focusing the public’s awareness on what they eat. What Not to Eat The academy…
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The Root of the Matter

February 24, 2022

A strong, healthy smile is built on a strong, healthy foundation. Let’s take a moment to explore just what creates that foundation—your roots. The Root of the Matter The visible part of your tooth is called the crown. And while we spent the great majority of our time thinking about what goes on above the…
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Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health

February 23, 2022

There are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including strep and staph, are harmful, while other bacteria are essential for the balance of intestinal flora. The healthier your mouth is, the less likely it…
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Protecting Your Child’s Smile with Mouthguards

February 16, 2022

If your child participates in sports or other physical activities, it’s wise to consider getting a mouthguard. Also known as mouth protectors, mouthguards are a device worn over the teeth to lessen the impact of a blow to the face. This reduces the chance that your child might lose teeth or sustain other serious oral…
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The Importance of Oral Health Care for your Child

February 10, 2022

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so it’s a great time for our team to talk about the importance of getting proper oral health care for your children. Oral health has been closely tied to the overall health of our entire body, so making sure that our children have the best oral health care…
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Valentine’s Day History

February 9, 2022

Valentine’s Day is best known as a celebration of love in all its forms. Pink hearts, red roses, and cute greeting cards adorn every surface you see. What many people don’t realize is that the modern Valentine’s Day celebration arose from a religious holiday. St. Valentine’s Day was originally celebrated as a religious feast day…
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National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 2, 2022

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and a perfect time for Dr. Doron Kochman to review some of the important steps in keeping your child’s smile healthy! Your Baby Early care is best! Even before teeth appear, the American Dental Association recommends gently wiping your baby’s gums with a clean, moist gauze pad or…
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How do I make my child’s diet safe for his or her teeth?

January 27, 2022

The food you feed your child can have a lasting effect on his or her oral health. In fact, diet plays a major role in whether a child develops cavities and decay, which can lead to many dental visits and potential tooth loss. So what should you feed your child to ensure he or she…
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They’re just baby teeth, right?

January 26, 2022

“But they are only baby teeth; won’t they just fall out?” Our team at Pittsford Pediatric Dentistry has had these questions asked many times from parents over the years. Primary teeth, or “baby teeth,” will indeed come out eventually, to be replaced by permanent teeth as the child grows and develops. These teeth serve a…
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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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