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Custom Fit Mouth Guards

We are very excited to introduce our new, custom-fit, laminated pressure-formed mouth guards! Did you know… The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation forecasts that more than 3 million teeth are knocked out every year in youth sporting events. They also reported that that athletes who don’t wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to…

Dental Sealants for Your Child

What are dental sealants? Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth—premolars and molars. This plastic resin bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of back teeth.…

Digital Dental X-rays and Your Child

Why We Take Dental X-rays There are several reasons why dental X-rays are important: Children’s mouths grow and change rapidly. X-rays are used to check the growth and development of your child’s teeth, both erupted and un-erupted. Children are more susceptible than adults to tooth decay. X-rays allow dentists to check for decay in between…

Fluoride Treatments for Your Child

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a compound that contains fluorine, a natural element. Using small amounts of fluoride on a routine basis can help prevent tooth decay. In areas where fluoride does not occur naturally, it may be added to community water supplies. Research shows that community water fluoridation has lowered decay rates by over…

Summer Snack Fun

With summertime approaching, the family schedule can get pretty packed with fun-filled activities. Whether it’s a road trip, sports camps, or just family outings, it is important to plan ahead to ensure that we aren’t making snack-time an afterthought. We’ve compiled a list of foods that we think would be great additions to the summer…

Knocked Out…Now What?

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By Dr. LaShica Beverly A tooth avulsion occurs when a tooth is completed displaced from its socket, aka “knocked out.” Many parents have questions about what they should do if and when this occurs. The first and most important thing to do is to try to calm your child down and attempt stay calm yourself…but we…

What’s the Point? They are just baby teeth…

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By Dr. LaShica Beverly Many times we are asked why we bother treating cavities in kids because “they are just baby teeth and they are going to fall out anyway.” Another common question asked is, “Why can’t we just pull it?” The answer: Children need their primary teeth for adequate eating, proper speech development, and…

Thank You for your 5 Star Reviews!

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From Google: “Dr. Savage is an outstanding pediatric dentist. My son has been a patient for over 10 years. Dr. Savage is very kind, caring, as well as a very good dentist. My son actually looks forward to going to the dentist. I would highly recommend Dr. Savage to any new patients who are considering…

More Awesome 5 Star Reviews!

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From Google: “This was my son’s first dental examination, and it was truly a pleasurable experience for him, which made it wonderful in my book. The dental hygienist was so kind, she spoke to my son in a manner that made him feel comfortable- like this was an awesome thing he was about to partake…

New Year, New Oral Health Goals

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2016 is here and we want to help our patients and families start the new year off right! With the start of a new year, many folks like to set goals and start afresh. We would like to share just a few factoids to help ensure that our awesome parents and patients are starting 2016…