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What to Expect at your Child's First Visit to Center Street Dental

Auburn Pediatric Dentistry
May 30 2014

Your child's baby teeth are just as important as their permanent teeth! Making your child's first few visits to the dentist as fun and relaxing as possible is critical to their future dental experiences.

What to expect for your child's first dental visit with us:

  • The Hygienist will introduce herself and anything unfamiliar in the room.

  • Your child will get to choose their preferred flavors of toothpaste and fluoride.

  • The Hygienist will clean your child’s teeth gently as much as your child allows.

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Protecting Your Athletes Teeth with Mouthguards

Auburn Preventative Dental Care
Apr 27 2014

If you have an active child or teen who participates in organized sports activities, it is just as important to properly protect their teeth as it is to prevent any other injuries. A mouthguard should be a standard part of your child's athletic gear from the time they begin sports activities. According to the American Dental Association, an athlete is 60 times more likely to have an injury to the mouth when not wearing a mouthguard. The mouthguard cushions impact that may otherwise cause broken teeth, jaw injuries, or cuts to the lip, tongue or face.

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Repairing Cavities in Baby Teeth is Important

Maine Pediatric Dentist - Child Oral Care
Feb 23 2014

Because your child's baby teeth have a thinner layer of enamel than permanent teeth, it is much easier for them to get cavities. Even with your best efforts to prevent cavities, sometimes your child can still get them. Once a small cavity starts, unless it is treated, the decay can rapidly spread to your child's other healthy teeth because it is a source of bacterial growth.

Early cavities are not always easily detected, so regular checkups at the dentist with a clinical exam and x-rays are necessary to catch any hidden decay.

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Tooth Heros: Sealants and Fluoride

Lewiston / Auburn Maine Dentist
Feb 20 2014

In the past cavities were almost impossible to avoid but this is no longer the case. The increasing use of sealants and fluoride have allowed for a dramatic decrease in decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that not only strengthens tooth enamel to prevent decay but also helps repair early stages of tooth decay. Fluoride is a perfectly safe and healthy form of prevention when used appropriately.

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Child's First Visit to Auburn Dentist by First Birthday

Child's First Dentist Visit: Auburn Maine
Feb 09 2014

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children be seen by a dentist by their first birthday. Many parents do not realize that their child should have their first dental checkup as soon as his or her first tooth emerges. Baby teeth are especially susceptible to decay because the enamel is much thinner than permanent teeth. Tooth decay can occur as soon as your child's teeth erupt from their gums.

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Bottles and Sweets: Nutrition and Your Child's Oral Health

Nutrition and Your Child's Oral Health
Feb 04 2014

Valentine's day is around the corner, with all the sweet chocolaty goodness that comes with this holiday, it can be hard to resist sweets. As we all know, chocolates, candies, gummies, soda, and juice are some of children's favorite treats. However, the longer and more frequently your child's teeth are exposed to sugar, the greater the risk of cavities.

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Center Street Dental's 3rd Annual Poster Contest

Center Street Dental - Lewiston Dentist Office: Poster Contest
Jan 26 2014

Center Street Dental is excited to announce it is holding its 3rd annual poster contest in celebration of National Children's Dental Health Awareness Month this February. The theme of this year's poster contest is “Sharing Smiles”. All children K-6 of Androscoggin County are invited to participate. There will be three winners from the two categories, Kindergarden- 3rd grade and 4th - 6th grade. The winners will receive scholarships for college which will be deposited into Education Savings Accounts.

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2012 Poster Contest Winners

Mar 30 2012

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Winners: 1st Place-- Sophie Carson, Walton School 2nd Place -- Lucy DeRoche, Fairview School 3rd Place-- Laura Lim, Lisbon Community School 4th Grade - 6th Grade Winners: 1st Place-- Ariel Davis, Fairview School 2nd Place-- Taylor Newman, Fairview School 3rd Place-- Rosa Doherty, East Auburn Community School To see pictures of the winners and their posters: http://centerstreetdental.net/2012-poster-cont

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Poster contest!

Jan 26 2012

We're having a poster contest! February is National Children's Dental Health Month and we want to raise awareness with children and parents in Androscoggin County. The scholarship prizes for each category (K-3 and 4-6) are $500 for 1st, $250 for 2nd, and $150 for 3rd place. Click the link below to view our PDF flyer to learn more... http://www.centerstreetdental.net/postercontest.pdf We also want to thank our community judges!

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When should your child first visit the dentist?

Jun 01 2011

“Get It Done In Year One!” is the slogan of a new campaign by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) which aims to educate parents about the benefits of early dental care. The AAPD recommends that children be seen by a dentist by their first birthday. When a child has his or her first tooth erupt it's important to start healthy dental habits. Visiting the dentist from a young age helps the child and the parent learn preventative care that will carry into adulthood.

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