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Mamelons

September 16, 2020

Quick trivia question: define “mamelon.” Some kind of warm blooded animal? No, not a member of the mammal clan, but good guess. A fruit of the gourd family? Nope! There are watermelons, and honeydew melons, and even canary melons, but no ma-melons. Those little rounded bumps you notice on the edge of your child’s permanent…
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How do I clean my baby’s teeth?

September 9, 2020

Creating good dental hygiene habits early in your child’s life is essential to the health of his or her teeth, even when your infant doesn’t have any. By starting now, you can set the foundation for your son or daughter’s oral health later on in life. When do I start? The best time to begin…
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Sealants: What are they and how do they help?

August 26, 2020

Molars are made up of canyons, caves, pits, and seemingly endless caverns that are a breeding ground for decay. The protective solution is a sealant. When done correctly, a sealant from Dr. Maryam Azadpur of Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry can be most effective in preventing cavities. A sealant is made up of composite (a…
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Oral Health Concerns for Infants

August 19, 2020

Because babies’ teeth don’t appear until around six to eight months of age, it’s a natural misconception that they don’t need dental care. But the steps you take as the parent of an infant can help your baby maintain good oral health and develop healthy dental habits in the future. It’s easy to take care…
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Summer with Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry

August 14, 2020

Summer greetings from Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry! There’s nothing quite like summer in Connecticut. We are lucky to be surrounded by so many lovely trails and parks to explore. Stratton Brook State Park in Simsbury is a local favorite. It offers swimming (when permitted) and picnicking plus free parking for CT residents. It is…
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Halitosis in Children: Causes and treatment

August 12, 2020

Halitosis is the scientific name for bad breath. It is one of the most common oral concerns, and it affects a large percentage of the population, including children. Having bad breath can be embarrassing and a nuisance. When considering what to do about halitosis, the team at Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry highlights that you…
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Smile! It’s Time for Arts & Crafts!

August 5, 2020

If you have a child who loves arts and crafts, try some of these creative projects with a dental twist. One of these activities is sure to give your child something to smile about! Toothbrush Art Why throw away that used toothbrush when you can help your young child make art with it? Give it…
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Your Toddler’s First Dental Visit

July 29, 2020

It’s common for toddlers to be wary of strangers, but their first experience at the dentist shouldn’t be a scary one. Dr. Maryam Azadpur and our team have five tips for you to make your child’s first visit to Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry easy as pie! Bringing your child to one of your own…
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When should I begin brushing my baby’s teeth?

July 22, 2020

One question our team at Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry hear all the time is, “When should I start brushing my baby’s teeth?” You should begin regular cleanings even before your baby has teeth. After each breast feeding (or bottle-feeding) use a clean, damp washcloth to gently rub your baby’s gum tissue. You may wrap…
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July Office Update

July 17, 2020

Happy July from Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry. We reopened on June 1 and our new safety implementations are going great! Today, we wanted to share a few updates with you. Since reopening, we have followed, and continue to follow, all mandates and guidelines from the CT Health Department and the CDC. On top of…
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