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Make Brushing With Your Child Fun!

June 10, 2020

It’s no secret that kids and adults have different priorities: your duty is to raise a happy, healthy child, but your little one’s only priority may be to have fun. When it comes to brushing teeth, it can be hard to combine a healthy habit with having fun. You might fear it can’t be done,…
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Dental Fear in Children: Brought on by parents?

May 27, 2020

A study conducted in Washington State in 2004 and another conducted in Madrid, Spain in 2012 both reported findings that support a direct relationship between parents’ dental fear and their child’s fear of the dentist. The Washington study examined dental fear among 421 children ages 0.8 to 12.8 years old. They were patients at 21…
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Office Reopening – May 21st 2020

May 18, 2020

Happy May from Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry. We are excited to announce our office will open again starting May 21! Please note: In order to allow for social distancing, as well as our new room turnover protocols, all patients will be contacted prior to their appointment for confirmation and prescreening. They should not come…
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Gum Disease and Your Child

May 13, 2020

At Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry, we know that unfortunately, gum disease can exist in your child’s mouth without you even knowing. In fact, your child may be suffering from the beginning stages of periodontal (gum) disease without noticing any pain or discomfort. Since gum disease can be undetectable, it’s critical to watch for the…
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Wishing all our moms a happy Mother’s Day!

May 6, 2020

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning We would like to take this moment to thank all the great moms out there for being so great during their child’s visits to Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry. Whether it’s driving their kids to regularly scheduled appointments or for “being there” while their child…
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Five Tips for Taking Tots to the Dentist

April 29, 2020

Toddlers are notoriously balky about strangers. But their first dental visit should not be cause for fear and tears. Nor should you assume that getting your toddler to Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry is going to involve a full-blown tantrum or Mafia-style bribery. “Honey, don’t worry. We’ll go get ice cream after…” sort of defeats…
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Every Day is Earth Day

April 22, 2020

During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a time of change, and assertions that we needed to pay more attention to the Earth’s atmosphere were generally dismissed. But within a couple decades, it…
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Considerations When Picking the Right Mouthwash

April 15, 2020

A solid oral health routine begins with daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Without a consistent oral health regimen, you may begin to experience tooth decay and bacterial infections. Few patients ask Dr. Maryam Azadpur about different mouthwash options, so we’ve put together a list of the conditions that mouthwashes can treat. This should help you…
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COVID-19 Office Updates

April 9, 2020

Hello from Simsbury Pediatric Dentistry. Our office is currently closed and we anticipate a reopening date in early May, pending information and updates from the federal and state authorities, as well as the CDC, CDSA, and ADA. If your loved one is experiencing a dental emergency, please call our main office number at 860-658-7548. Dr….
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Infant Teething Remedies: What Might Help—And What to Avoid

April 8, 2020

Some lucky babies wake one morning displaying a brand new tooth to the complete surprise of their unsuspecting parents! But your happy baby is irritable and drooling. Or your hearty eater doesn’t feel like finishing her food. Perhaps she finds it hard to go to sleep when she’s usually nodded off before you finish the…
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