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How safe are dental X-rays?

December 23, 2020

Dr. Maryam Azadpur and our staff rely on digital X-rays to help us diagnose oral conditions and process images at incredibly high speeds. You can also view digital X-rays in real time while we examine your mouth with an intraoral camera and upload the images to a software program. A chairside computer monitor lets you…
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Is there a connection between oral health and school performance?

December 16, 2020

As a parent, you want the best for your children, and that includes doing their best in school. You can support them by taking an interest in their activities, being enthusiastic about attendance, and helping them with homework. There may also be one more way you can help your children succeed at school. Surprisingly, research…
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December Updates

December 15, 2020

Happy December from all of us at Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry! As 2020 draws to a close we pause to look back over the year to celebrate our accomplishments, learn from challenges, and also set our sights for the year ahead. We know that we weren’t alone in navigating the difficult moments of 2020….
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How often does my child need to see the dentist?

December 9, 2020

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, checkups at Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry are recommended for all children two times a year. Children should be evaluated for cavities and other emerging dental issues every six months, because these problems can lead to more serious dental problems and health issues if left untreated. While…
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Bedtime, Bottles, and Baby Teeth

December 2, 2020

Your beautiful baby is finally asleep, bottle clutched in tiny hands, dreaming sweet dreams with a charming milky smile. Unfortunately, this lovely fantasy might lead to a rude awakening. If your child goes to sleep every night with a bottle, the chance of childhood cavities greatly increases. In fact, there is even a name for…
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Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020

At Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! Dr. Maryam Azadpur would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the Simsbury, CT area to the national level! When Americans sit down to dinner on the last Thursday of November, the day that Abraham Lincoln designated…
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November Updates

November 25, 2020

Happy November from all of us at Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Thanksgiving will look a little different for all of us this year. Some traditions will stay the same, like cooking a Thanksgiving meal, remembering why we are thankful, and time off from work. Some things will change…
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How can parents help prevent tooth decay?

November 18, 2020

Children are born with a set of primary teeth – 20 to be exact – that help them learn to chew and speak, and develop enough space in the jaw for the permanent teeth that will appear several years later. Kids are especially susceptible to decay, which can cause pain and tooth loss – a…
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Can baby teeth get cavities?

November 12, 2020

Our team at Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry knows that every parent loves to hear his or her child say, “no cavities!” when leaving our office. Let’s talk about why primary (baby) teeth get cavities, what you can do to help prevent them, and what Dr. Maryam Azadpur can do if your child gets a…
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How much calcium does my child need?

November 4, 2020

When you were a kid, your parents may have told you to drink milk to build strong bones and grow tall and strong. Now that you have children of your own, you may hear yourself parroting those instructions you received years ago. Getting enough dairy is essential for young children whose teeth are growing. A…
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