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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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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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