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Super Smiles Start Early!

Have you been searching for the perfect way to get your child excited about taking care of their smile? We’ve got just the solution! Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry is celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month with all things superheroes. After all, super smiles start early! Read on to see how you can get your child involved in our month-long celebration. Children’s Dental Health Month So, what is Children’s Dental Health Month? It’s a nationwide effort intended to raise awareness around the importance of dental ... Read more

How to Pull a Child’s Tooth

My Kid's Tooth Is Loose — What's Next? Being a parent is one of the most stressful tasks in a person’s life. Once you master one stage of your child’s life, they move on to the next stage with a whole new set of problems to figure out. Case in point: their mouth. You spend years ensuring their teeth come in healthy and clean, only for them to start to fall out. As much as we love to hear the types of ... Read more

Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Floss

Even though baby’s first teeth are temporary, getting an early start on excellent dental hygiene practices, including both brushing and flossing, is essential to a lifetime of good oral health. Dental decay is one of the most common childhood diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 42% of children ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in baby teeth, and 21% of those ages 6 to 11 have had cavities in permanent teeth. Tooth decay not only ... Read more
Child with dental sealants on permanent teeth

Dental Sealants: The 5 W’s (and How)

Sealants are commonly used in modern dentistry to prevent decay on the biting (occlusal) surface of a tooth. They were first used in 1967 and were recognized as an effective treatment by the American Dental Association in 1971. Parents may have questions about why a sealant has been recommended for their child. This article aims to answer those questions. Who: People who have a high risk  developing cavities — mainly children, adolescents, and some adults. What: Sealants are typically made of a material ... Read more

Four DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Nothing Is Sweeter Than a Healthy Smile Valentine’s Day is a holiday that can leave many parents feeling conflicted. Anything that gives you an excuse to spoil your kiddos with gifts and tell them how much you love them is a welcome retreat from the daily grind of handing out chores and pushing through homework. One daily parenting task that commonly elicits dread is convincing your children to brush their teeth. Every parent knows how important their children’s oral health is, and ... Read more