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Keeping Mindful for Halloween?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

Keeping Mindful for Halloween?

Keeping Mindful for Halloween? By Dr. Kao Pediatric Dentistry With Halloween upon us, please keep in mind that many little people will be visiting your home. Be accepting. The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy may have poor fine motor skills, The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy may have motor planning issues. The child who does not say trick or treat or thank you may be non-verbal. The child who looks disappointed when they see your bowl might have allergies. The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all...

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Trick or Trade For Treats? Great Candy Option!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Trick or Trade For Treats? Great Candy Option!

Trick or Trade For Treats? Great Candy Option! By Dr. Kao Pediatric Dentistry Well it is Halloween & Harvest time again! All of your little costume laden lads and lassies will be out gathering up delicious treats from neighbors and at parties. Although when your door gets that knock, you have control over the type of sweet treats you hand out and there are lots of candy options. But what about the houses your kids visit? It’s wonderful to see your children’s smiles when they walk out the door visiting neighbors. But what...

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Why Are Check Ups Important When School Begins?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Why Are Check Ups Important  When School Begins?

Why Are Check Ups Important When School Begins? By Dr. Kao Pediatric Dentistry Your child going back to school is an annual occasion filled with new clothes, new surroundings, and a higher level of responsibility, and checkups should be included. At this time, most schools and sports clubs require physical examinations and vaccination history, which makes it a great time to check everything else. Regular health exams and tests can identify problems before they start, giving better chances for treatment and prevention. With the right health...

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How To Beat The Heat And Keep A Healthy Summer Smile!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

How To Beat The Heat And Keep A Healthy Summer Smile!

How To Beat The Heat And Keep A Healthy Summer Smile! By Dr. Kao Pediatric Dentistry With summer almost here and kids out of school, the weather is getting hot and our children will be drinking more to stay cool and hydrated. The Alameda County Public Health Department has a “Soda Free Summer” campaign that reminds us that soda is very bad for our teeth and gums. http://sodafreesummer.org/sfs-join-us.php Because the sugar content and acids that can eat away at tooth enamel, they want you take the Soda Free Summer pledge of “Stop The Pop”....

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Interceptive Orthodontics: An Early Detection and Opportunity For Your Child’s Beautiful Smile

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Interceptive Orthodontics: An Early Detection and Opportunity For Your Child’s Beautiful Smile

Interceptive Orthodontics: An Early Detection and Opportunity For Your Child’s Beautiful Smile By Dr. Kao Pediatric Dentistry It used to be a common practice to evaluate a child’s need for braces starting when they are pre-teens. Now The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that every child be evaluated by an orthodontist or dentist no later than age 7 and sometimes younger. Dentists have discovered that early intervention may actually prevent future problems with the mouth, jawbone and bite. This early intervention is...

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Dental Challenges Are Preventable!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Dental Challenges Are Preventable!

Dental Challenges Are Preventable! By Dr. Kao Pediatric Dentistry From the time they cut their first tooth to their first tooth ache, kids cannot avoid dental challenges. Dental problems have always been a part of childhood that parents face along with their children. Fortunately, most issues are easily treated and what’s even better is most can be prevented. According to Buzzle (http://www.buzzle.com/articles/common-dental-problems-in-children.html) the most common dental problems are: Tooth Decay Gum Disease Dental Erosion Sensitive...

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Join The Super Smiles Team

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Join The Super Smiles Team

Join The Super Smiles Team By Dr. Kao Pediatric Dentistry February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). This year you can join the “Super Smile Team”! The doctors and staff of Dr. Kao’s Pediatric Dentistry are joining American Dental Association with the NCDHM program to raise awareness and maintain a positive image for healthy oral habits. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. The ADA has...

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Gift Ideas That Keep Kids Smiling

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Gift Ideas That Keep Kids Smiling

Gift Ideas That Keep Kids Smiling By Dr. Kao Pediatric Dentistry In a world of new technological inventions there is a multitude of toys, learning tools, and gadgets to give your kids this holiday season. While your eye is searching for that unique gift, why not think about their smiles? There are dental options that are fun, unique, and maintain healthy oral care routines. You can find toothbrushes that spin on their own and play music, tasty fluoride toothpastes, and visually stimulating dental tools that make oral hygiene an exciting...

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Are Your Kids Flossing?

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Are Your Kids Flossing?

Are Your Kids Flossing? By Dr. Kao Pediatric Dentistry When visiting the dentist, there is one question, you are almost certain to hear: “Have you been flossing regularly?” For many parents, they make a point of brushing their little ones teeth twice a day, as is recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), however, very few will floss. The ADA suggests they should start flossing as soon as their teeth begin to touch. Then, you can start to teach your child how to floss as early as the age of two. They will require...

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Glasgow Smile Time Brushing Movement: Should the US Try It?

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Glasgow Smile Time Brushing Movement: Should the US Try It?

The Glasgow Smile Time Brushing Movement Should the US Try It? By Dr. Kao Pediatric Dentistry There is a debate in the United States regarding whether children should be given time to brush their teeth in school after lunch. Some parents feel it is too much for teachers to manage. So the practice has somewhat gone away and instead they are now switching attention to snacks and lunch items for school that are “dental friendly.” http://www.sootoday.com/content/editorials/details.asp?c=36106 Although focusing on what our children are...

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