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Choosing between a general and pediatric dentist
To kick off National Children's Dental Health Month, Dr. Templeton offers a guide for parents and caregivers to help them decide between a general family dentist or someone who specializes in pediatric care. Getting your child in for regular check-ups and preventive care is the most important thing, no matter who they see, but the information provided here can be helpful when choosing a dentist.
Calming your kids at the dentist office
One of the most important ways to keep your children cavity-free, especially during the season of sweets, is to see the dentist regularly. And good news: Routine checkups and cleanings are completely covered by most dental plans!
Therapy dogs in dental offices
Therapy dogs have long been used to help people, including veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and hospital patients who need morale boosts. But a furry, friendly face can also have a calming effect on patients who get nervous in the dental chair.