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Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Fayetteville and Bentonville

Traveling with Your Child Who has Braces

June 11, 2019

Traveling with Braces

TRAVELING WITH YOUR CHILD WHO HAS BRACES Tools, Tips, and Tricks ITEMS When traveling with a child who has braces, at minimum, you need to have the following items: Toothbrush Toothpaste Floss Wax (available at Wal-Mart) Elastics or rubber bands Proxy brushes “Go-Betweens” Flossers for braces (Plaquers Orthopick) Tongue Cleaners (Dentek Tongue Cleaner, Dentek Brush)…
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Road Trip Snack Ideas for Kids

June 3, 2019

  LONG DRIVES Let’s say you’re in a car with your kids for multiple hours. Limiting the sugar will help keep your children on track, help their teeth, and keep them from being super hyper in the car. Some examples of snacks we recommend for road trips are: Bananas Slim Jim’s Fruits Sugar-free gum Pop-corn…
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Does your child need to graduate to a new toothbrush?

May 14, 2019

NEWBORN Most infants are born without their teeth. They develop around 4-6 months. Even while they are breast-fed or bottle-fed, you can still keep those teeth clean. You can use something as simple as a moist washcloth to swab the infants teeth. Moisten and wipe their mouths after a milk feeding. There is a product…
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Dental Emergencies

April 30, 2019

Dental Emergency

DENTAL EMERGENCIES! DENTAL EMERGENCIES: When it starts to get warm outside, kids become more active. Sometimes as parents we are not fully aware of what we need to be doing when there’s an accident. With sports / contact sports, we recommend mouth guards. You can buy mouth guards at many locations. Also, we make custom…
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Easter Basket Alternatives

April 19, 2019

Easter Basket

Age-Friendly Easter baskets! With Easter approaching, there are several options you can use for your children’s Easter baskets that do not include candy. Candy can be done in moderation, and you can still have a really nice Easter basket. Most of the items included are under $5. All of these items were purchased at Target….
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You Asked. We’re Answering.

March 19, 2019

You Asked.

You Asked. We’re Answering. Here are the top 10 most frequently asked questions:   1. What age should I start bringing my child to the dentist? This one always seem to shock most parents, because the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) actually recommends that your child see a dentist at the age 1. This…
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Dental Sealants: What, Why, How?

March 19, 2019

Dental Sealants

WHAT ARE SEALANTS? Sealants are a material applied to the chewing surfaces of your back permanent teeth (molars). It fills in the grooves and pits in your teeth and then hardens. The sealant forms a barrier against acid attacks. They are normally placed after age 6 and age 12, when these permanent molars are fully…
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Take the Stress Off

March 4, 2019

Take the Stress Off

TAKE THE STRESS OFF Tips and tricks to help your appointments run more efficiently At PDAO, we know your time is very valuable. We want to make your visits here at PDAO as efficient as possible. We strive to provide excellent oral healthcare for your child, but we want to make sure we are creating…
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Developing Great Dental Habits (Ages 3-6)

February 20, 2019

DEVELOPING GREAT DENTAL HABITS (Ages 3-6) Today we will discuss several ways to help you develop great dental habits for your children that are ages 3-6. Developing good dental habits starts at home. At this stage, your child should no longer be using a bottle and should also be breaking any thumb-sucking or finger-sucking habits….
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Infant to Toddler Oral Health Care

February 8, 2019

Infant to Toddler Oral Health Care

Infant to Toddler Oral Health Care My goal today is to provide you with information on the tools needed during teething and brushing, education on why and when to see the dentist, and tips & tricks you can use at home to ease your own parenting woes of getting your kids to brush their teeth….
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Our Doctors

Pediatric Dentists

Tonya R. Triplett, DDS
Jerry L. Sanders, DDS
William P. Tompkins, DDS
Karen A. Green, DDS
Garrett W. Sanders, DDS
Matthew S. Killingsworth, DMD

General Dentists

Courtney S. Smith, DDS
Leah S. Jennings, DMD
Valerie Q. Rockacy, DMD

Orthodontist

Jason M. Landers, DDS, MS