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FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 2, 2015) – Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will be the exhibit sponsor for Future of Art at the Alliance for the Arts. Works of art created by elementary and middle school students across Lee County will be on display from March 30 to April 11 with an […]

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Anywhere between 50% and 80% of kids in the US are flashing metal-filled, rite-of-passage-to-teenagerdom smiles. But how many of those kids absolutely needed braces for medical reasons? It’s hard to say.  A thought-provoking article by Marc Ackerman, the Director of Orthodontics at the Boston Children’s Hospital, explained, “In simple terms, we orthodontists are able to […]

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As obesity runs rampant in the US, people are more acutely aware of how food affects their bodies in terms of fat content and calories, but do you know the effects food has on your body before it even reaches your stomach? We know that sugary foods are bad for our teeth, but why exactly? […]

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Gum disease doesn’t discriminate by age.  It’ll find any worthy victim who doesn’t have good oral health.  In fact, the primary cause of gum disease in kids is bacteria and plaque buildup that results from not brushing or flossing. Other causes of gum disease in children include genetics, gums drying out due to breathing through […]

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Lucky for you, cutting teeth doesn’t happen all at once. (So you have about three fussy years ahead of you!)  Transitioning from their gummy grin to a mouthful of pearly whites takes about three years to complete.  By the age of 3, your little one should have a complete set of chompers to care for […]

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Sugar is the prime cause of cavities. Myth, but almost a fact. In reality, bacteria in your mouth produces acid, which then attacks your teeth.  The bacteria is triggered by carbohydrates — including sugar.  Rice, potatoes, bread, and fruits and vegetables are also culprits. And it’s all downhill from there.  Once the bacteria eats through your […]

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Hopefully this falls into that “Things You Know but Hopefully Never Have to Use” category, but it’s better to be prepared for your child’s dental emergency than to scramble if it actually happens. First and foremost, it’s important to have a family dentist you can trust who also has emergency care after hours.  If you […]

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 11, 2015) – Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will be the wild card sponsor at the 4th annual Ante Up for Autism Casino Night on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. All proceeds collected will benefit Peace by Piece Center for Children with Autism […]

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It’s hard to get to the dentist.  There’s no doubt about that.  And without any noticeable pain or discomfort, it’s easy to keep putting it off until absolutely necessary.  In the long run, however, it’s much cheaper – a much less painful – to schedule regular visits to the dentist than to wait for a […]

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Let’s face it – as adults, we generally don’t floss, despite the constant nagging from our dentists and the guilt-ridden, embarrassed responses we’re forced to give twice a year when the hygienist asks us how often we floss.  And if we don’t floss, how can we possibly expect our children to pick up the habit? […]

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