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Why Your Kids Should Floss Every Day

Though dentists advise people to floss every day, less than 70% of adults in the United States floss even once per week! How can children build strong dental habits, if their parents don’t?  Dentists provide pediatric cleanings and x-rays and can guide your child in taking better care of their teeth and gums. They stress… Read more »

How does sugar hurt your teeth?

How Does Sugar Hurt Your Teeth?

Did you know that around 26% of adults in the United States alone suffer from tooth decay? While tooth decay is common in adults, it often starts in childhood and is rooted not only in ignoring dental hygiene practices but also consuming too much sugar. While any pediatric dentist will recommend that children shouldn’t eat… Read more »

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Thumb Sucking: Why Kids Do It, Why It Hurts Teeth, and How to Stop

If you’ve got a little one who toddles around with a hand to the mouth, you can admit there is one thing that has already dreadfully crossed your mind: How do I break this habit? An important thing to remember is that thumb sucking is not only common, but it is completely normal behavior. In fact, it’s… Read more »

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Tips & Tricks to Setting a Dental Routine at Home for Kids

Tips & Tricks to Setting a Dental Routine at Home for Kids   Do you dread the everyday battle of getting your child to brush his or her teeth? Are you looking for tips and tricks to turn this activity into something your kid enjoys? At Holly Tree Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that it can… Read more »

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Top Dental Products We Love

The children’s dental section is overflowing with products aimed at keeping childrens’ teeth and gums healthy. Bubblegum or grape flavor, fluoride or no fluoride, it’s enough for any parent’s eyes to gloss over. We’ve come up with a list of some of our favorite dental hygiene products to take the guesswork out of your next… Read more »

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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist

We’ve been providing childrens’ cleanings and dental care in the Simpsonville and greater Greenville SC area for over twenty years. In that time, we’ve seen more area dental offices offer full-family services, from childhood to adults. For parents looking for a great dentist for their child, weighing which type of dental office to choose is… Read more »

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How to Stop Bad Breath in Kids

Kids aren’t immune. We’ve all woken up with bad breath. But when is a child’s bad breath an indication of a problem?   Causes of Bad Breath Bad breath (also known as halitosis) is a condition that hits almost everyone at some point, including kids of all ages. While certain medical conditions and even products… Read more »

How to ease dental anxiety in children for upcoming child dentist visit

Soothing Your Child’s Anxiety About Dental Visits

Is your child’s first dental visit coming up? Many children experience anxiety about dental visits, just like adults. Luckily there are tons of great ways to calm your kids’ fears and build excitement for that upcoming appointment. Here are a few of our favorites: Role Play Kids under 6 learn best by play. Playing helps… Read more »