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The holidays are rampant with sweets and sugary drinks. But, you can remind your child that maintaining good oral health during the holidays can keep them on Santa’s “Nice List”! Here are some tips that will help you keep them on track: ✓ Keep your normal brushing routine. Just because it’s holiday time and morning and bedtime schedules may become more relaxed, you shouldn’t reduce brushing. It’s important to continue brushing at least twice per day for two minutes per session. ✓ Choose the healthy snack. Don’t completely do away with enjoying special holiday treats, but make sure to eat them

According to a recent news, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend consumption of fruit juice prior to age 1. In addition, toddlers should only consume up to 4 oz. of juice daily, followed by only 4-6 oz. for children between the ages of 4 and 6. Between ages 7 and 18, children should only consume 8 oz. or one cup of juice per day to prevent weight gain and tooth decay. Juice does not replace a piece of fresh fruit and can have hidden sugars. Read more below about how drinks affect your child’s dental hygiene. Adapted from CNN.com Children

Worried about that first, dreaded pediatric dentist appointment for your infant? We know medical and dental appointments can cause fear in children and stress for you, so we’ve done everything we can to make the process as worry-free possible. • Care Dogs – Sister and Sugar are our office pets that provide unbelievable comfort to our littlest patients. Their gentle manners and reassuring dispositions have been known to quickly turn fear into laughter and smiles.• TVs above our treatment chairs – Sometimes the familiar voice of a favorite cartoon character can ease your child’s worries. While in our dental treatment chairs,

Oral Hygiene: It's Not Child's Play We recommend patients visit Medplex Pediatric Dentistry every six months for a cleaning. Some patients may require a different schedule depending on their dental health needs. Various types of plaque are very difficult to reach and eliminate without professional tools, so it’s important to stick to the cleaning schedule Dr. Chambliss and his staff provide. However, dental health begins at home. While the dental cleanings and procedures we perform at the office are vital for dental health, what our patients do to keep their teeth clean at home is just as important. That's why for this

Fluoride has long been a dependable source for helping prevent tooth decay and cavities in adults and children. Per the American Dental Association, fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter because it helps rebuild weakened tooth enamel and reverses early signs of tooth decay. While you can get fluoride from things you swallow, such as foods, beverages, and dietary supplements, it also can be applied topically for additional benefits. There is a lot of misinformation about fluoride, so, below, please find our recommended tips for fluoride use. Tips for Fluoride Use: The American Dental Association recommends fluoride toothpaste be used in different amounts depending on