Stretched across the lap of Dr. Kristin Gordos or her partner, Dr. Laura Snyder, he gladly opens wide and lets a dentist demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques. “There’s a lot of tell, show, do here,” said Snyder, who joined the Bern Township practice in 2009. “Every child is a little different. You have to figure out what works for that one child.” Even with a few snarled chompers, broken in a fall from a windowsill, Bugsy is an ambassador to the practice’s 2,000 patients.
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Good dental hygiene helps keep children happier
Teach children about the damage that sugar, bacteria, tobacco and alcohol emergency dental services can do to their gums and teeth. Give kids low-sugar snacks like celery and carrots. Parents of babies should prevent problems that can develop before a child gets permanent teeth. Thumb sucking can distort a child’s teeth. Some parents cause cavities when they put babies to bed with bottles of milk, soda or fruit juice. Many parents protect their babies by changing over to cups for drinking by the first birthday. Don’t ignore a child’s tooth or gum pain or bleeding gums.
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