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Prepare Your Child for Dental Visits with a Good Book!
When you’ve got your child’s first dental visit noted on the calendar, you might feel more anxious than they do as you approach the big day. At Saxonburg Dental Care, we want to help both of you relax and see there’s nothing to fear about having your smile cared for. Our team is kind and […]Continue Reading »
Is My Child’s Loose Tooth Causing Them Pain?
If you’re a parent or you’re lucky enough to work with infants and toddlers, you know that teething is not the most fun phase they’ll go through. Teeth having to push their way through gum tissue sounds rough, so it’s no surprise that as it happens, your little one will likely be sensitive and in […]Continue Reading »
Baby Bottles & Water: It’s Complicated
Dr. Roger Sepich wants to tackle the issue of babies and water intake in today’s blog. Of course, water is the healthiest beverage available for kids and adults, particularly when it comes to oral hygiene, but in babies less than six months of age, water is a no-no. Until babies are six months old, they […]Continue Reading »
Strategies for Teasing: Helping Kids Feel Better About Their Smile
Every kid feels uncomfortable in social situations sometimes, especially when they feel they “look different”—and studies show the #1 reason kids are bullied for their appearance is the way their teeth look. Bullies sense this discomfort and annoy, anger, and confuse kids who already feel vulnerable—and if the child being teased is openly reactive, the […]Continue Reading »
Toothbrush Timers Can Make Brushing Fun for Kids!
Many parents wonder how to get—and keep—their kids interested in brushing their teeth. A wall chart with stickers may be enough, but some kids get bored more easily than others (especially in today’s digital age). While you may wish at times that your kids didn’t spend so much time online, technology does offer some positives […]Continue Reading »
Dental Friends with Benefits
At Saxonburg Dental Care, our goal is to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible. Part of this effort includes taking the complication out of utilizing your insurance benefits. Dr. Roger Sepich knows there can be confusing terms and stipulations in insurance plans that can be a barrier between you and the care you […]Continue Reading »
Hate Flossing? – 5 Flossing Alternatives
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who floss, and those who don’t. Diligent flossers everywhere inspire those of us who live with them or know them. Flossing may not be a philosophical virtue but it’s certainly high on the list of qualities amongst people who “have it together.” Read more below […]Continue Reading »
Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – Wear a Mouthguard
According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Roger Sepich would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth […]Continue Reading »
Could Brushing & Flossing Prevent a Heart Attack?
A lot of healthy lifestyle choices benefit more than one system within your body. Eating well, exercising, good sleep, and fresh air all support a lot of your physical needs. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that what hurts one area of your health can easily hurt another area, too. An important (though less known) connection […]Continue Reading »
Kids, Candy & Dental Health
Holidays like Halloween, Christmas, and Easter bring extra candy and homemade goodies along with them. Sadly, the bacteria in your child’s mouth are always ready to start producing the acid that contributes to cavities—but candy still can be enjoyed in moderation! Saxonburg dentist, Dr. Roger Sepich has the skinny on some common types of holiday […]Continue Reading »