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Annual Holiday Giveaway

12375308_446233445576784_7098429130104166491_oWe love the holidays and we love our patients! Soooo, it’s time for annual holiday giveaway! Contact us by phone (904-423-1377), email (drjm@kids1dentistry.com), right here on Facebook or just stop by and drop your name in the prize box. We will be drawing two winners next week! Good Luck to all. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

 

Halloween Costume Contest!

Congratulations to Treston, the super scary winner of our Halloween costume contest! Thank you to all of you who entered the contest. We loved getting all those fun photos.

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Dental Trivia

Can you believe it is time to go back to school again? While you are shopping for back to school supplies we put our heads together to give you some fun dental trivia. Here is ten fun facts about teeth. How many of these facts did you know?

Did you know…

  • Tooth enamel is the hardest part of your body—even harder than your bones!
  • If you only brush and skip flossing, you will only clean 60% of your tooth! Would you want to only clean 60% of your body? Make sure you brush AND floss twice a day.
  • The most common disease in the united states in the common cold. Do you want to guess what comes in second? Yup, dental cavities! Infact, dental decay is the most common childhood disease in the united states.
  • The longer food stays in the mouth, the higher the chance for dental decay. This is why brushing and flossing before bed is crucial to good dental health.
  • More than 50% of people say that a smile is the first thing they notice about someone. Giving you even more incentive to brush and floss.
  • Giraffes only have bottom teeth.
  • We humans have 32 teeth,Dogs have 42 teeth, cats have 30 teeth, pigs have 44 teeth, and an armadillo has 104 teeth.
  • Toothpaste was used as long ago as 500 BC in China and India. Toothpastes included ingredients such as soot, honey, crushed egg shells, and ground ox’s hooves!
  • In 1816, Sir Isaac Newton’s tooth was sold in London for today’s equivalent of $35,700. I bet the tooth fairy was glad she did not have to pay for that tooth!
  • In China, September 20th is an official holiday known as “Love Your Teeth Day.”

Here at home, we love our teeth too. So while you are out picking up those school supplies don’t forget to stock up on toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. And make sure to get in your dental checkup too!

 

 

Tooth Trauma

Summer IS HERE AGAIN! AND THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER MEANS MORE OUTDOOR ACITIVITES. KIDS ARE OUT THERE BIKING, SCOOTING AND RUNNING AROUND. … AND FALLING OFF THOSE BIKES AND SCOOTERS. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD KNOCKS OUT A TOOTH? OR CHIPS ONE?

Here’s a handy little guideline for most dental emergency situations.

Chipped or broken teeth:

Rinse the area with warm water. Place a cold compress on the area to decrease chance of swelling.

For a small chip, be extra gentle with the tooth. Eat soft foods, take Tylenol or Motren for pain and call your pediatric dentist to determine the need to come in.

For a larger chip, look for the missing fragment. Keep it moist by placing It in water. Call your pediatric dentist immediately.

Bumped teeth:

Baby Teeth:

  • If the tooth is pushed in, an xray will need to be taken to determine if the tooth is in danger of hurting the permanent tooth. Place a cold compress over the area and Call the office.
  • If the tooth is just bumped and is not very loose then have the child eat only soft foods and be gentle with the area. As much as possible discourage thumb sucking or the pacifier. Call the office to determine the need to come in.

Adult teeth:

  • If the tooth is pushed in or knocked out of the position call the office immediately. The Pediatric dentist will need to take an xray and determine if the tooth needs to be repositioned or splinted.

Knocked out baby tooth:

  • WIPE THE AREA GENTLY WITH A WET GAUZE OR NAPKIN. RINSE THE MOUTH OUT WITH WATER
  • APPLY PRESSURE WITH A COLD COMPRESS TO DECREASE SWELLING.DO NOT TRY TO PUT THE TOOTH BACK IN. PUTTING THE TOOTH BACK IN CAN DAMAGE THE PERMANENT TEETH. CALL YOUR PEDIATRIC DENTIST IMMEDIATLEY

Knocked out permanent tooth:

  • Find the tooth. Do NOT touch the root. Place the tooth in milk or saliva and rinse off the dirt. If it is possible put the tooth back in the socket. If it is not possible place the tooth in the socket then place the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva. Call the pediatric dental office immediately. Time is of the essence when it comes to teeth that have been knocked out. The longer the tooth is out of the mouth the less likely that it will stay healthy.

Please keep in mind that your child’s health is the most important aspect of any injury. Always check for signs of other injuries and possible concussion first. Signs of concussion to look for: confusion, nausea, dizziness, headache, vomiting, ringing in the ears, loss of consciousness. If your child has any symptoms of a concussion take them the ER Immediately.

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