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Can children be at risk for developing periodontal disease?

October 28, 2020

Dr. Maryam Azadpur and our team hear this question a lot. While many people believe periodontal disease is an adult problem, studies have indicated that periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, as well as other serious infections such as gingivitis and periodontitis, are prevalent among kids and adolescents. First, let’s identify the differences between…
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Happy October

October 26, 2020

Happy October from Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry. In the office, we are still under safety precautions for COVID-19 so we don’t have anything on display that could potentially be a source of exposure but Jill decorated a terrific pumpkin that is on display at a fellow doctor’s office as part of a contest they…
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Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health

October 21, 2020

There are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including strep and staph, are harmful, while other bacteria are essential for the balance of intestinal flora. The healthier your mouth is, the less likely it…
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How can I protect my child’s teeth during sports?

October 14, 2020

Sports are great for children for a variety of reasons. Children can develop their motor skills, learn how to solve conflicts and work together, and develop their work ethics. As a parent, you may recognize the benefits of sports, but also naturally worry about your child’s health and safety. Your job goes beyond providing a…
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The Intriguing History of Halloween

October 7, 2020

Halloween is fast approaching, and Dr. Maryam Azadpur wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is familiar to most people today bears little resemblance to the original Halloween; back in the “old days” it wasn’t even called Halloween! Festival of…
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The History and Mythology of the Tooth Fairy

September 30, 2020

While the last baby teeth generally aren’t lost until age ten or 11, most children stop believing in the tooth fairy by the time they’re seven or eight. Of course, children are more than happy to play along with the game when there’s money at stake! While it is impossible to know what the tooth…
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When do children usually lose their baby teeth?

September 23, 2020

Many parents have concerns about their children’s teeth not falling out on time. Dr. Maryam Azadpur and our team are here to answer any questions parents may have about when children lose their teeth. Children have 20 primary teeth that come in around age three. By about age six, these teeth will loosen and begin…
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September Office Updates

September 21, 2020

Greetings from Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry! Fall is right around the corner and we are looking forward to the beautiful colors that arrive with the fall: brilliant oranges, yellows, reds, browns. The riot of colors is a treat for the soul as well as the eyes. Besides the beautiful colors, we are more than…
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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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