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Many of our patients love the convenience of take-home teeth whitening, because they can brighten their smile while they relax or watch TV in the comfort of their own living room.

We start by taking note of the “starting shade” of your teeth, so we can have a comparison once the take-home teeth whitening process is complete.

Then we take impressions of your mouth, and have the lab create your custom-made whitening trays.

Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, and children lose millions of school hours every year because of dental-related issues.

That’s why it’s so important that children brush twice a day for at least two minutes, using a cavity protection toothpaste. Brush your teeth alongside your child -- it’s fun for them to “copy” you, and you’re setting a great example for them.

Healthy teeth come from healthy gums, so it’s important to take care of your child’s smile long before they have one. Gently wipe their gums with a damp washcloth after feedings, to keep them free of bacteria.

When will their first tooth arrive? Well, every baby is unique, but here is a rough idea of when you can expect your child’s teeth to erupt:

Long before your baby owns a toothbrush -- or even has teeth! -- you’ll be looking after their smile.

Did you know that it’s important to care for your baby’s teeth before they even erupt? Gently wipe their gums with a damp washcloth after feedings (whether they drink formula or breastmilk).

Once your child’s first tooth appears, brush it twice a day using a child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush with a rounded head -- and a pea-sized drop of baby-safe toothpaste.