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Read More About Pediatric Dental Topics

Healthy habits start young. At the Dental Ark and Stevenson's Dental Ark, you can trust our highly trained professionals will provide you with follow up resources to maintain your child's oral health. Read through our numerous blog posts to learn more about pediatric dentistry, the importance of oral hygiene, and several other dental topics.

Blog Posts

Dental ranking in Texas

Did you know that Texas ranks 45th in the nation for adult dental health! Some things that contribute to the ranking include the Lone Star State coming in 4th in percentage of adults who visited a dentist in the past year, 23rd in sugar-sweetened ...

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Which Toothbrush is Best?

We often get asked which toothbrush is the best? Our pediatric dentists reply typically is a small head toothbrush with soft bristles only! As with any tool though, the toothbrush is only as good as the mechanic using it. A toothbrush needs to be ...

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What is a Frenum, Lip and Tongue Ties, Waterlase?

What is a frenum? A frenum, also known as Tethered Oral Tissue or a Tie, is when normal oral tissues, or even muscle, is encased in a small band of other tissue. This occurs about 12 weeks of pregnancy! When this happens, it can prevent the upper ...

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Dental Home!

Help!  My baby is getting teeth!  What do I do? The first step is to establish a Dental Home for your child. The Dental Home is defined by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) as “the ongoing ...

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Does My Kid Need Braces?

There are different types of bites that need braces. The three most common conditions that need dental braces are overbite, underbite, and crowding. Overbite is a condition in which the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth. A large ...

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Are X-Rays really necessary?

While all the pediatric dentists at the Dental Ark are super heroes, unfortunately, we were not given the power of X-ray vision! Parents will often ask why we recommend their child, with a healthy and beautiful smile, have X-rays taken of their ...

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What is SDF?

SDF is a liquid that can be painlessly brushed or flossed, on a cavity to stop decay. There are 2 indications for using SDF.  1. As a temporary solution, to stop a cavity when a child is under 2 years old or if a child has a medical condition ...

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February is Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! While all parents know baby teeth eventually fall out, it’s important to keep them healthy. After all, they’re the blueprint for your child’s permanent teeth! With proper ...

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DID SOMEONE SAY ICE CREAM? FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN THIS SUNDAY, JULY 1

Don't miss the Ice Cream Festival coming up this Sunday, July 1st in downtown El Paso at the Convention Center Plaza.  Over 100+ Ice Cream flavors & frozen treats, regional vendors, mascots, characters, music and more! We love Ice ...

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DITCHING THE BINKY...TIPS AND TRICKS!

HELP!!!!! When do I take it away?  Any tips for an easy transition?  Should I go cold turkey? What about that thumb? WE ASKED OUR VERY OWN DR. BAKER AND HERE IS WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY! So, as a pediatric dentist, my advice varies slightly on ...

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