Alleviating Discomfort from Teething

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Your baby has 20 primary teeth, also called “baby teeth,” under their gum line. These teeth usually start to break through the gums between 6 and 12 months. The teething process is uncomfortable, so your baby may be irritable during the day and have a hard time sleeping at night.... Read more »

What Can You Do for Your Children’s Teeth

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Your children’s teeth are very important to their overall development—but do you know what you can do to help you keep your little ones’ teeth healthy? Your children’s foundation for healthy permanent teeth starts within the first few years of their life. Fortunately, there are a few things you can... Read more »

The Myths that Led to the Tooth Fairy

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Think back on the days that you believed in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Do you remember the excitement the prospect of losing a baby tooth brought? Knowing that the Tooth Fairy was going to come to take the tooth and leave money, whether it was a dime, quarter,... Read more »

Tooth Fairy: Origins

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Like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a symbol of childhood. The Tooth Fairy exists in many cultures and across many religions. But where did the Tooth Fairy come from? Dr. Hunter, Dr. Coe, and our team at Allen Pediatric Dentistry are happy to shed some... Read more »

Building Healthy Oral Habits for Children

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Building healthy habits when your children are young is vital for their developing teeth and gums. While you will have to help them when they are small, there are things you can do to make it fun for them as they learn to take over. Babies: Beginning when they are... Read more »