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How Do I Know if I Have a Cavity?

Taking care of your oral and overall health must be a priority. Knowing when you need to call your dentist is important. Practicing good oral hygiene habits help to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and many other issues. Cavities are one of the most common issues patients face, and about 30 percent of Americans have untreated

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Dental Crowns

What are the Pros & Cons of Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that places a cap over a tooth or dental implant. Crowns help keep the underlying tooth from breaking apart, and can be used to help fix an area on a tooth that is broken. There are different types of crowns available to patients, and depending on

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How Do I Get Rid of Bad Breath?

Many people suffer from chronic bad breath or halitosis. Bad breath is something you do not want to be known for, and typically finding the cause is easy. If you suffer from bad breath but also brush, floss, or gargle each day the cause may not be obvious. Taking the time to figure out the

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How Do I Prepare My Child For Their First Dental Visit?

Planning your child’s first dental visit can be stressful. Many parents wonder when the perfect time is to bring their child in for their first exam. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists or AAPD recommends that children visit the dentist by the age of one, or when they first notice signs of teeth erupting. Typically,

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How Can I Encourage Good Hygiene in my Child?

Most parents wonder how to teach their children good hygiene without shaming them. According to our pediatric dentist in Bellevue, WA, a parent should create oral hygiene awareness for their child as from ages 2 and 3. At Art of Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that creating a hygiene routine for children when they are young

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When Should I Bring My Child to their First Dental Appointment?

Having good dental health and habits is very important. A big part of having good dental health is seeing a dentist on a regular basis. Ideally, most people should see the dentist at least twice per year. To ensure that your kids have healthy teeth and are in the habit of seeing the dentist, you

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How Can Poor Oral Health Affect the Rest of the Body?

Oral health is extremely important for many reasons. If patients suffer from gum disease, cavities, or bad breath this can cause issues with your teeth and mouth. Our mouths are a pathway for bacteria to enter the body. The bacteria are able to enter the blood stream, and this can also cause infection or inflammation

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What Are Common Dental Problems in Childhood?

Pediatric dentistry is a specialty that addresses a wide variety of possible problems related to temporary dentition, milk, and permanent dentition. Possible alterations include the correct placement of the final teeth, pathologies due to change of dentition, trauma, congenital problems, etc. What Are Some of the More Common Problems in Childhood? Some common childhood dental

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What Are the Benefits of Visiting a Pediatric Dentist?

There is no denying that dental health is important in all life stages. But what most people don’t realize is that oral care needs to start from an early age. After the first six months of a child’s birth, teeth start developing which makes it easier for the dentist to make necessary corrections before it

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