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What Parents Need to Know About Pediatric Dental Health

Parent and child brushing teeth together while practicing pediatric oral health tips

“When should I start taking my child to the dentist?”

“What’s the best way to brush my toddler’s teeth?”

“How do I know if my child is brushing their teeth well enough?”

“Which toothpaste should I use for my child?”

If you’ve ever asked these questions, you’re not alone. With so much conflicting information online, it can be difficult to know how best to care for your infant or toddler’s teeth.

To help parents better understand dental health best practices, we talked to Dr. Matt Scribbins from Maple Grove Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Scribbins is an experienced dentist with a wealth of knowledge about pediatric oral health. He is also a parent who has experienced the challenges of brushing a toddler’s teeth!

Pediatric Oral Health Podcast

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In this episode of our Parenting Pickup podcast, Dr. Scribbins discusses age-appropriate dental hygiene practices, the importance of regular dental visits for young children, and the common issues and challenges he sees in his dental practice. Listen to this and other episodes here. You can also find Parenting Pickup on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts!

Dental Health Podcast

How New Horizon Academy Teaches Toothbrushing

At all New Horizon Academy schools, dental health is part of the daily routine in our toddler, preschool, and pre-k classrooms. Our teachers use songs, rhymes, and games to make toothbrushing fun, and to reinforce the importance of dental health. Schedule a tour of your neighborhood New Horizon Academy to learn more about our social-emotional curriculum!

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New Horizon Academy is a nationally recognized early learning provider with over 90 schools in Minnesota, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, and Kansas. Through play-based curriculum and high-quality daycare, New Horizon Academy schools nurture and prepare children to succeed in school and life.

Schedule a tour to learn more about our highly trained teachers, safe and secure facilities, and commitment to providing the highest quality care. Contact a New Horizon Academy childcare center near you today.

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