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Should My Child Use An Electric Toothbrush?

Should My Child Use an Electric Toothbrush?

As a parent, you’ll do whatever it takes to protect your child’s smile from getting regular dental cleanings to teaching them the importance of dental hygiene. You might be wondering if an electric toothbrush could do a better job of cleaning their teeth than a typical toothbrush. However, you also don’t want to give them something that is too powerful and which could damage their teeth or gums.

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Flossing Guide For Kids And Parents

Flossing Guide for Kids and Parents

Most people know that daily brushing and flossing and ongoing dental cleanings are key to maintaining their dental health. However, while it’s easy to reach for a toothbrush twice a day, many people skip the flossing portion. They might think that since the surfaces of their teeth may look fine, they don’t have any need to floss. Unfortunately, the spaces between your teeth could harbor harmful plaque and bacteria. Over time, this can cause cavities, gum disease or periodontitis, which can lead to tooth loss. Recent research may have found a link between gum disease and heart disease and diabetes. That’s why we’ve developed this flossing guide for kids to encourage parents and children to have the discussion about flossing at a much earlier stage.

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15 Child Dental Care Tips For Healthy Smiles

15 Child Dental Care Tips for Healthy Smiles

As a parent, you want to provide the best care possible for your child. This not only means keeping their body healthy and their mind and spirit happy but also setting a sturdy foundation for good oral health. It is your responsibility to develop a dental care routine from the get-go that will provide your kids with a lifetime of bright, beautiful smiles, and you’ll be better equipped with our dental care tips for kids.

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Iowa Dental Exams For School

Iowa Dental Exams for School

Where can I get a dental exam for school? A dental exam for a child can be completed by a qualified health professional in Iowa.  Qualified healthcare professionals include family dentists, pediatric dentists, dental hygienists, doctors/physicians, and nurse practitioners. Adolescents…

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Shift – May 2017

Shift – May 2017

Shift May 2017 Dr. Jarod Johnson contributed to the inaugural edition of Shift Magazine. The magazine is a nationally distributed publication and focuses on current issues in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jarod’s article titled “Sun, Sand, and an Amalgam Carrier in…

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