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An Exciting Trend - Record Numbers of Kids Are Seeing the Dentist!

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Dental caries (cavities) is the number one chronic disease that affects children. Early childhood dental care is crucial if you want your little one to enjoy the benefits of problem-free smiles.

The good news is that, according to a study conducted by the ADA Health Policy Institute, more children than ever are receiving essential dental care. Children also set a record in 2015 for the fewest number of kids without dental benefits coverage. Only 10% of U.S. children didn't have any form of dental coverage that year, the lowest it's ever been.

The Importance of Prevention

Prevention is where healthy smiles start, and many insurance plans include preventive dental care for children. ...

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Pediatric Dentistry vs. Adult Dentistry

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As a parent, it can be a challenge to trust your child’s well-being to a team of dental professionals for the first time. Of course, you want your little one to have a healthy smile. But how is the dentist going to approach your child? Does he understand how special your child is?

Each Child Is Unique

Of course we do! Temple, TX pediatric dentist Dr. Richard Leung has years of experience in helping kids feel safe and secure in our caring environment. As a parent himself, Dr. Leung understands that children are not just little adults and treats each of them as the unique individuals they are. 

We have found that ...

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Snacking and Cavities - What's Going on in Your Child's Mouth

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Snacking and Cavities – What’s Happening in Your Child’s Mouth

 

It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month! Our team always loves practicing children’s dentistry at our Temple, TX dental office. But this month is specially dedicated to your child and the steps you can take to make sure their smile stays healthy.

Where Cavities Come From

You probably already know that conscientious brushing and flossing is an essential part of your child’s dental health. And you probably also know that snacking on sugary foods all day isn’t good for your child’s teeth. But what’s the connection between all these goodies and the cavities that develop in your child’s teeth?

There are loads of bacteria ...

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Children and Dental Anxiety

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Dental anxiety or fears when it comes to visiting the dentist are common, and they usually start during childhood. Going to the dentist can be a new and uncomfortable environment for children, and preparing for your child's dental visit ahead of time, along with visiting an experienced dentist, can help make the process much more smooth. At Temple Dental Trails, we take pride in offering a welcoming, comfortable environment for patients of all ages! 

Making your Child's Visit Great

One of the best things you can do for your child is to take them to an experienced dentist at an early age. Not only is vital to your child's oral health that ...

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3 Ways You Can Help Your Child Develop Great Oral Health Habits

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The habits your child develops early on can help determine a great deal about their future.

You are probably already aware of this, and this is why you’ve taught your child to use good manners and watch for cars before crossing the street.

Dental Health for Children

The oral health habits your child learns now are also important. They can mean the difference between a lifetime of healthy teeth and ongoing problems with cavities and gum disease.

At Temple Dental Trails, your kids dentist in Temple, TX, We want to help you give your kids the best start possible. Here are three easy ways you can encourage good oral health habits in your ...

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