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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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....
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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...
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