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April 30, 2018 J. B. Selecman, DDS

Best Toothpaste for Your Child

Here at Children’s Dental Center, we know that evaluating the many brands of toothpaste claiming to be best for children can be an overwhelming task.  Selecting an appropriately sized toothbrush and a nourishing, cleansing brand of children’s toothpaste is important for maintaining excellent oral health. In addition to asking us for toothpaste suggestions, know that Read More

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March 30, 2018 Chris Rowland, DDS

Teeth Grinding: The Problems It Can Cause & How to Resolve Them

If you have a child that grinds their teeth, chances are good it’s cost you a few hours of sleep and at least that many hours worth of worry over time. How can so much noise come out of such a small person? And so much awful noise, at that! As alarming as it can Read More

confused girl
February 27, 2018 J. B. Selecman, DDS

How Oral Health Affects Overall Health

Have you ever wondered if a problem in your mouth is affecting the rest of your body? Well, it could be. For example, gum disease is linked to a host of illnesses including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes to name a few. Brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist can protect you from Read More

Pediatric Dentistry in Memphis
January 31, 2018 Chris Rowland, DDS

What to Do If Your Child Is Missing a Permanent Tooth

When our children are young and lose a baby tooth, we look forward to a visit from the tooth fairy. But what if you have an older child or a teenager that has lost a permanent tooth, or who has never developed one or more of their adult teeth? Far from being a cause for Read More

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January 17, 2018 J. B. Selecman, DDS

Why Drinking Water is Good for Oral Health

We all know that drinking water is healthy for our bodies. It’s the healthiest drink out there! It keeps us hydrated, which by extension keeps our skin and other organs healthy. It’s also good for losing weight since there are no calories in water. But did you know that drinking water is beneficial for your Read More

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Chris Rowland, DDS

10 Keys to Taking the Fear Out of Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Your Child’s First Dental Visit: 10 Tips to Eliminate Their Fear When you’re growing up, a lot of things can be a little scary – the first day at a new school, booster shots from your Pediatrician, and yes, even visits to see your dentist. Dentist visits are one of those things that kids know Read More

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J. B. Selecman, DDS

How Your Child Can Benefit From A Pediatric Dentist

When you get right down to it, parenting often consists of asking yourself one question after another. What’s the best baby swing? Which pediatrician is the most highly recommended? Should we start a college fund? Will anyone know if I feed him cake for breakfast? What are the benefits of a pediatric dentist? When should Read More

Young girl with pigtails missing teeth
Chris Rowland, DDS

Why Haven’t All My Child’s Baby Teeth Come In?

Your baby’s first tooth is a major milestone, and sometimes it can feel as though we’re checking compulsively for it for months before we get even a glimpse of pearly white! The age the teeth emerge will vary quite a bit from baby to baby, but waiting month to month in vain can often up Read More

Pediatric Dentistry in Memphis
J. B. Selecman, DDS

Tips for Teaching Your Child to Brush and Floss

Although your child’s baby teeth are only temporary, they still play an important role in the way their mouth develops as their permanent teeth begin to come in. Getting an early start on an excellent dental hygiene routine is an essential part of setting them up for a lifetime of good oral health! Many parents Read More

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Chris Rowland, DDS

How Sugar Can Affect Your Child’s Oral Health

If your child seems to dream of nothing but donuts and chocolate, and goes cuckoo for cakes and candy, you may find yourself worrying about them possessing a grade-A, certified sweet tooth. You’re not alone!  Kids in general tend to prefer both sweeter and saltier tastes than adults, and don’t have to learn to like Read More