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Fluoride & Kids

Fluoride treatments are a common part of a dental checkup and an important part of your child's dental development. But how exactly does fluoride help keep teeth healthy? What Is Fluoride? Fluoride is a compound containing the natural element fluorine. It works by inhibiting the loss of minerals in tooth enamel and strengthening areas ... More

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Don’t Forget Your Mouth Guard

 Prevent Oral Injuries with a Mouth Guard Sports are more popular than ever, and since school has started, that means it’s time for fall sports! Along with after school practices and making sure the uniforms are clean for game day, parents have another important task: deciding if their child needs a mouth guard.As parents, ... More

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The ABC’s of Dental Hygiene

Teaching your children about the importance of good dental hygiene is the first step in helping them develop healthy oral care habits that will last a lifetime. Here are a few tips to start your kids learning how to take care of their smile.Contact your nearest Jenkins & LeBlanc office with any questions, or call to set up an ... More

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Why Does My Child Need a Pediatric Dentist?

You may have asked yourself that very question: We understand you may have a dentist that you and your adult family members go to for your dental health needs, but young children benefit greatly from a pediatric dental specialist. Here’s why: Extensive Experience Pediatric dentists have extensive experience with the best restorations ... More

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What Is the Difference Between Pediatric Dental Specialists and a General Dentist?

What are the benefits of pediatric dental specialists? Pediatric dentist specialists focus solely on the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. Both general dentists and pediatric dentists complete a four-year post-graduate dental school program. However, pediatric dentists ... More

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My Child Lost a Tooth . . . Now What?

Losing baby teeth is a natural part of every kid’s childhood. Whether your child has just wiggled his or her first baby tooth out or had a permanent tooth knocked out during a game of dodge ball, we have answers to your questions and are here to help with your emergencies. What do I do when…my child loses a baby tooth? A child’s 20 ... More

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The Fear Factor

Fear and anxiety about going to the dentist is a common problem even among adults. You may have had an experience at the dentist that followed you into adulthood and desire a more positive experience for your own child. You may have a child with special needs or one who is especially fearful of new experiences. Here are a few of the ways ... More

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Why Does My Child Need X-Rays?

A child dental x-ray finds problems in the mouth such as tooth decay (especially early stage decay between the teeth), damage to the boney structure of the mouth and dental injuries. The earlier a dental problem is found and treated the better it is for your child. How often? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends X-rays ... More

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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