|February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Call and schedule a new patient appointment during the month of February and you will receive a kids Quip electric toothbrush set! Remember the key to avoiding cavities is brushing twice a day, flossing, eating a low sugar diet and seeing your dentist regularly!|
|Pediatric Dentistry of Portland's Blog
Welcome to the Pediatric Dentistry of Portland Blog! Here you will find updates, tips, and other thoughts regarding our practice and your dental health. We hope you find this information helpful, and if you have any particular topic you'd like us to discuss in our future posts, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Back-To-School Open House
Please join us Saturday, September 17th 2016 for our back-to-school open house from 10:00am–12:00pm
Face painting, balloon animals, frozen treats and raffle prizes including Sonicare toothbrushes, movie tickets and more!
***All are welcome! Please bring your friends and neighbors!***
Dr. Andrea's little boy Charlie has his first loose tooth! You might also notice that his new permanent tooth is already starting to come in behind his wiggly baby tooth. This is really common with lower front teeth especially, and we call these special teeth "shark teeth." Charlie thinks that is pretty cool! Usually the baby teeth will fall out normally, but occasionally they need some extra help if the baby tooth isn't very loose and the new tooth has been in the mouth for several weeks. Lower permanent teeth will usually drift forward into a better position once the baby tooth comes out.
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A Year of Change
Many of you may have noticed that we have recently updated our website! We thought a blog section would be useful for parents to find out what's new at Pediatric Dentistry of Portland In addition to updates and announcements about what is happening at our office, we will also write occasional blogs with useful dental health information on topics like dental trauma, how to help your child stop sucking their thumb, ideas for tooth-healthy snacks, when to see the orthodontist, fluoride recommendations, and information on oral hygiene. Please let us know if you would like to hear more about a particular dental topic, and we will try to blog about it in the near future!
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