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Fruit Snacks and Tooth Decay

Of course little ones are sweet on the most notorious of tooth enamel enemies, candy. But they’re also fans of fruit snacks, raisins, and other sticky treats widely (and mistakenly) believed to be wholesome and safer for teeth. The problem is, the stickier a food, the easier time it has clinging onto and in between […]

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Teething 101

Teething typically begins when a baby is between six and eight months old, although some children don’t have their first tooth until 12 to 14 months. The two bottom front teeth (lower incisors) usually come in first and next to grow in are usually the two top front teeth (upper incisors). Then, the other incisors, […]

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Dental sealants

Tooth decay often occurs on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.  These surfaces have deep pits and grooves that trap plaque and bacteria and bits of food.  The pits and grooves are hard to keep clean because toothbrush bristles cannot reach into them.  That is how decay starts in the groove and a cavity […]

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When should my baby see the dentist?

Every  new parent waits eagerly for the arrival of their baby's first tooth. When should your baby see the dentist?  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the first dental visit at one year of age to help establish a dental home.   At Atlanta Pediatric Dental Specialists, we  […]

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Squeezable fruit packages-healthy or harmful?

At Atlanta Pediatric Dental Specialists, Dr. Krieger talk to our patients about healthy diet choices for their teeth at every visit.  Did you know squeezable fruit packs can be harmful to your children's teeth?  Read this great article to see why:

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Tooth Scars and White Rainbows

Have you ever heard Dr. Krieger talk about "tooth scars" or "white rainbows"? Maintaining excellent oral hygiene while wearing braces is extremely important to prevent decalcification (aka “tooth scars” or "white rainbows"), cavities, and gum disease.  This damage to the teeth becomes more apparent when the braces come off, in areas around where the brackets […]

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It's fun fact Friday!

Below are 10 fun facts about teeth we thought you’d enjoy learning about. 1.The enamel on the top surface on your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body.2.Teeth start to form even before you are born—milk teeth or baby teeth start to form when the baby is in the womb, but they come […]

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A letter to the tooth fairy.

We love our job!  The kids in our practice are SO cute and unpredictable.  One of our curious patients came to our office with this letter for the tooth fairy.   See below: Here is the tooth fairy's reply:

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It's time to re-think your drink.

During these hot summer months, our kids love to drink sports drinks to rehydrate.  These drinks are just as harmful to our teeth as sodas because of the sugar and ACID in their ingredient list.  Check out this article below for more information on the harmful damage caused to the teeth by sports drinks.

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