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on questions that parents have submitted to Dr. J

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    Can a newborn frenectomy help with breastfeeding issues

    Pediatric, Toddler, and Newborn Frenectomy

    If you’re curious about tongue tie or lip tie in your child, it’s a good idea to do a little homework . What are the benefits of a laser frenectomy? Can a newborn frenectomy help with breastfeeding issues?...
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    child has a cavity sitting in a dental chair

    My child has a cavity

    One of the most common questions I hear is "my child has a cavity, how can I best delay treating it?" Dr J will explain what toothpaste to use, the benefits of Silver Diamine Fluoride and much more......
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    Finding the best dentist for your child is important

    How do I find the best dentist for my child?

    If you are looking to find the best dentist in the area for your child, these tips will help you in making a great decision. What questions to ask the pediatric dentist in your area and more....
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    Is Silver Diamine Fluoride an option for my little girl

    What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

    Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is approved by the FDA for use by pediatric dentists as a desensitizer and to delay treatment for your child's cavity. Dr J will explain if it's a good idea for your child....
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    child in dentist chair getting sealants

    What Are Sealants?

    Dr. J explains what are sealants, are they are a good option for your child. Can you apply a sealant on top of a cavity? Can teeth that have sealants still get cavities?...
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    fluoride kids toothpaste

    What toothpaste for my child do you recommend?

    Fluoride or fluoride-free toothpaste? How much toothpaste do you recommend I use for my child? These are typical questions every parent has, find out what pediatric dentists recommend ...
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    Which electric toothbrush do you recommend for my child?

    Electric toothbrush for my child

    Dr J will explain if an electric toothbrush is better for your child, he also shows how to brush with an electric toothbrush and how to choose the best electric toothbrush for kids....
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    2 babies brushing teeth

    When can my child brush their own teeth?

    Around the age of 6 is a pretty common practice, although there are a few factors you should consider before letting your child brush their own teeth. ...
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    mouthwash for kids

    Do you recommend mouthwash for my child?

    Is mouthwash recommended for kids? Is it safe? How old should a child be to start using mouthwash? Check out Dr J’s answer and recommendations ...
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    what snacks are good

    What snacks are good for my child’s teeth?

    We understand how difficult it can be to get your child to eat healthy snacks and especially snacks that are good for their teeth. Frequent snacking is the number one contributor to high risk for dental decay....
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    is sedation safe for a dental procedure

    Is sedation safe for a dental procedure?

    It’s normal to ask: "is sedation safe for a dental procedure" for a dental procedure for your child. In this article Dr J will go over what to expect if your child needs sedation...
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    a child grinds his teeth while sleeping

    My child grinds his teeth

    You may notice your child grinds his teeth at night while sleeping. While it is very common, the causes are not so well known. Is a custom night guard needed? ...
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    doctor going over sedation options for a child's dental work

    Sedation options if my child needs dental work

    "What sedation options can I consider if my child needs dental work and is scared? Are they safe? " Dr J will explain the different sedation options for your child's dental work...
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    how much do braces cost

    How much do braces cost?

    In this article we will go over the price range of how much braces cost, and the important factors to take into consideration: location, duration & type of orthodontics....

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