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Pediatric Dental Emergency Know-How

February 24, 2021

First aid training is a must when you are a parent. You can put on a bandage with your eyes closed. Perhaps even apply butterfly tape to avoid stitches. What about a dental injury? Do you have a checklist in mind on what to do when a tooth is knocked out, broken, or displaced from…
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Tooth Worms? The History of Cavities and Tooth Fillings

February 17, 2021

Scientists have discovered tooth decay in specimens that are more than 15,000 years old. The ancients once thought that cavities were caused by something called “tooth worms” … Eew! They didn’t exist, of course, but how else could humans explain the holes that cavities make in teeth? The appearance of cavities on a widespread basis…
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The Transformation of Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2021

Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine’s Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Emperor Claudius II and secretly married young men and their brides after the emperor had declared it illegal because only single, young men could be…
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The Importance of Oral Health Care for your Child

February 3, 2021

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so it’s a great time for our team at Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry to talk about the importance of getting proper oral health care for your children. Oral health has been closely tied to the overall health of our entire body, so making sure that our children…
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Preventing Tooth Decay in Children

January 27, 2021

Childhood tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, affecting nearly one in three children between the ages of two and five. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports that tooth decay can appear in children as young as six months old. As a parent, it is possible to spare your child…
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Happy 2021!

January 25, 2021

Happy 2021 from Simsbury Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry! We are ready for a new year, new goals, and exciting times ahead. On today’s blog, we look ahead to the months to come and share with you our goals and hopes for what the new year will bring. As we enter into the new year our…
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Can my child really avoid tooth decay?

January 20, 2021

Great question! Yes, in fact, tooth decay is preventable! Decay, which is caused by sugars left in your child’s mouth, can turn into an acid, which in turn can break down his or her teeth. Children are at high risk for tooth decay for a simple reason: many children and adolescents tend to be lax…
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What are Sealants?

January 13, 2021

Sealants offer many benefits, but the best is their ability to protect your molars. Molars are full of small caverns that can be the perfect breeding ground for tooth decay and plaque buildup. Use of protective sealants prevents this buildup from happening. Although children often receive sealants for routine preventive care, they aren’t the only…
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What is hand-foot-and-mouth disease?

January 6, 2021

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD, is a type of contagious viral illness that causes a rash in the mouth and on the hands and feet of infants and young children, and, while rare, adults. Characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet, hand-foot-and-mouth disease is most commonly caused by a…
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New Year’s Eve

December 30, 2020

Watching the clock tick down the final seconds until midnight, many of us- Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry included- feel nostalgic about the passing year and hopeful about the new one to come. New Year’s Eve is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world, with over-the-top celebrations taking place in dozens of…
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