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  • My child is getting blood blisters; is this normal?
    Thanks for the question. The “blisters” you are referring to are actually a normal part of losing baby teeth. Sometimes when teeth start to come through, children experience some bleeding Read more
  • Are baby teeth really that important?
    Your infant’s first teeth will begin to appear around six to 12 months of age. You might wonder how important these primary teeth really are. After all, baby teeth are Read more
  • Periodontal Disease in Adolescents
    the doctor and our team at MVPsmiles know that periodontal disease isn't something exclusive to adults. It can affect adolescents as well. Gingivitis, which is a milder form of periodontitis, Read more
  • Back to School? Remember Your Dental Homework!
    It’s a busy time of year. Book lists! Supplies! New clothes! (How did they outgrow those shoes already?) And while you’re preparing your family’s list of back-to-school necessities, here are Read more
  • Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away
    Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. Read more
  • How do you accommodate a child with special needs?
    Providing dental care for patients with special needs can be a challenge at times, both for the dentist and the family of the individual. Fortunately, the doctor and our team Read more
  • The Best Snacks for a Healthy Smile
    One of the most frequent questions that the doctor and our team hear is about what kinds of snacks are best for a child’s dental health. Sugary snacks are inevitable Read more
  • The History and Mythology of the Tooth Fairy
    While the last baby teeth generally aren’t lost until age ten or 11, most children stop believing in the tooth fairy by the time they're seven or eight. Of course, Read more
  • Five Nutrition Tips for Healthy Kids' Smiles
    If your child could have it his way, chances are he would eat Lucky Charms for breakfast, a peanut butter and fluff sandwich for lunch, and chicken fingers slathered in Read more
  • How Do We Clean Your Child’s Teeth?
    Baby teeth are very important to your child’s present and future dental health, so we want to help you keep your child free from cavities and gum disease even before Read more
  • Your Child’s First Toothbrush
    First word, first step, first haircut, first… toothbrush? While it may not be considered a typical milestone, choosing the right first toothbrush is an important first step in your child’s Read more
  • What's on your child's reading list?
    What better way for children to spend their time than cuddled up by the fireplace or out in the yard with a book in hand? the doctor and our team Read more
  • Tell us about your summer!
    The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for the doctor and our team to ask our patients about their summer! Whether you visited our nation’s capital, Read more
  • Tell us about your summer!
    The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for the doctor and our team to ask our patients about their summer! Whether you visited our nation’s capital, Read more
  • Tell us about your summer!
    The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for the doctor and our team to ask our patients about their summer! Whether you visited our nation’s capital, Read more
  • Tell us about your summer!
    The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for the doctor and our team to ask our patients about their summer! Whether you visited our nation’s capital, Read more