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Choosing Friendly Foods

Choosing the right foods to keep your teeth healthy can be tricky. Here are some tips on how good nutrition can help maintain healthy dental hygiene for you and your kids.Click here for larger view If you have any questions, please contact us, or call your nearest Jenkins & LeBlanc office to schedule an appointment for your child. More

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My Child Has a Cavity . . . What Now?

If your child has a cavity, you’re not alone! In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that more than 40% of kids get a cavity in a baby tooth before age 11. These cavities happen for a variety of factors, but a common culprit for kids is sugary foods and drinks. The most important things for you to know right now, ... More

10 Facts About Baby Teeth

When do babies get their first tooth? How much toothpaste should a 2 year old use to brush? Let Jenkins & LeBlanc help answer your questions about baby teeth with these 10 fun facts about your little one's first teeth.Still have questions? Visit our site to learn more about early dental care for your kids, or contact us today to set ... More

Dental Sealants 101

What are they?Dental sealants are plastic coatings placed on the chewing surface of the permanent back molars. This is the area where tooth decay most often occurs, and the sealants help “seal out” food particles and plaque that might cause decay.When should they be placed?Sealants are usually placed on the first permanent ... More

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Frequently Asked Questions About Oral Health for Kids

We’re always happy to address your questions and concerns about your child’s oral health. Has it been more than six months since your child’s last appointment? Schedule one today! How often should I have my kids' teeth checked? Regular professional cleanings help prevent both cavities and gum disease. That’s why you should ... More

Why is Nutrition Important to Oral Health?

Healthy eating is essential for oral health! Nutrition has a direct impact on your teeth and gums. Poor nutrition may lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Researchers have also linked oral diseases to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature/low-weight births. Improving your family’s nutrition is a journey; here are some ... More

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What Does a Dental Hygienist Do?

  What is a dental hygienist? Dental hygienists are skilled professionals highly regarded both in the office and in the dental community. They work with the dental team to provide comprehensive oral health, and have specialized training, state licensing, and education from accredited schools that focus on the prevention and treatment of ... More

Summer Fun in Kansas City

Brought to you by your friends at Jenkins & LeBlanc DentistryWhat’s your favorite family fun place in the Kansas City area? The Jenkins & LeBlanc staff wants to know because we love having fun too! (That’s one reason kids love our dental practice!) Summer has arrived, and there are so many wonderful places to visit in the ... More