Treehouse Pediatric Dentistry Blog

5 Back-to-School Tips for a Healthy Smile

August 17, 2023

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Happy young boy in dentist’s chairA new school year is right around the corner. School supplies aren’t the only things your child needs to succeed during the year ahead. Their dental health also contributes to their academic performance. 34 million school hours are lost annually from oral health issues. Don’t let simple mistakes keep your child out of the classroom. Here are 5 back-to-school tips to keep their mouth healthy.


Is Swimming Bad for Your Child’s Teeth

July 21, 2023

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Young girl floating in poolKids are out of school for the summer, which means plenty of days spent in the pool. Swimming is great exercise and will keep your little one cool during heat waves. Unfortunately, if you aren’t careful, their favorite summer pastime can lead to bad news during their next dental checkup. Swimming can affect your child’s dental health, but they don’t have to stay out of pools to protect their smile. Here’s how to safeguard your child’s smile from the potential risks of swimming.


How to Handle a Dental Emergency on Summer Vacation

June 17, 2023

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Young girl with a toothacheKids are out of school and life tends to slow down during the summer, which means it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. As you pack everyone’s bags and a few snacks for the trip, are you prepared for a dental emergency? Although you may never expect it to happen to your family, 1 in 6 Americans have a dental emergency annually. While there’s never a good time for one to happen, if a dental emergency occurs during your vacation, it can quickly ruin your plans. Here’s how to handle the most common dental emergencies if the unexpected should happen while you’re away.


Schedule Your Child’s Dental Checkup Before Your Vacation

May 30, 2023

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Little girl and parents at pediatric dentistAnother school year has come to an end, which means it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. As you book hotel reservations and pack your bags, don’t forget to schedule your child’s semi-annual cleaning and checkup. You don’t want a toothache to interrupt your travel plans. Here’s how you can ensure their smile is healthy before you leave, so you don’t have to worry about a dental emergency ruining your little one’s vacation.


Making Dental Care More Fun for Kids

April 13, 2023

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Your child’s baby teeth are only in place for a few short years, but they are invaluable to their oral health and development. A good oral hygiene routine at home is crucial for keeping their teeth healthy and setting a foundation for a lifelong commitment to their dental health. Unfortunately, children can view brushing and flossing as a chore. Not to mention, the dentist can be a very scary place for young children. Don’t worry, here are 5 ways you can make dental care fun for your little one.


Give Your Child’s Smile a Spring Cleaning

March 4, 2023

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Spring is here, which means you’re probably cleaning out closets, toy boxes, and cabinets. As you give your home a good deep cleaning, now is also the perfect time to give your child’s smile a little extra attention. Here are 3 ways to give your little one’s mouth a good spring cleaning to promote healthy teeth and gums.


4 Ways to Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

February 26, 2023

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month to create awareness about pediatric dental hygiene to promote healthy young smiles. With tooth decay still the most chronic childhood disease, despite being preventable, you can use the month as an opportunity to discuss the importance of good brushing and flossing habits with your little one. You can celebrate together and nurture your child’s lifelong commitment to their dental health with 4 new oral hygiene products. 


4 Benefits of Early Cleanings and Checkups

January 27, 2023

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The new year is here, which is the perfect time to get your child to their pediatric dentist for a cleaning and checkup. Children need routine dental care, just like adults. Although their primary teeth are only in place for a few years, they are invaluable for your little one’s oral health and development. A preventive appointment every 6 months will safeguard their baby teeth and create a healthy foundation for their permanent set. While you have all year to schedule an appointment, here are 4 benefits of seeing a dentist early in the year.


6 Tips for a Healthy Smile During the Holidays

December 12, 2022

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The holidays can add a couple of extra inches to your waistline if you aren’t careful; however, the season can also affect your smile. You’ll be surrounded by many sweet treats and delicious meals that can tempt your tastebuds, but they can be a recipe for disaster if you don’t give your teeth and gums the attention they deserve. You don’t have to worry about hearing bad news the next time you see your dentist. Here are 6 tips to keep your smile healthy during the holidays.


6 Dental Health Tips for Cold and Flu Season

November 3, 2022

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With children back in the classroom, it’s almost impossible to avoid germs. As temperatures drop, cold and flu season is here. Unfortunately, a bad case of the sniffles can affect your little one’s dental health if you aren’t careful. Here are 6 tips from your pediatric dentist in Northampton to keep their teeth and gums healthy until they are back on their feet.

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