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We can teach children how to brush their teeth, but convincing them to do it is another story.  We talk to people all of the time who are just tired and worn out from battling their kids about brushing their teeth.  To help you out, here are 5 practical tips for winning the war: Monkey […]

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Getting your kids to eat fruit, veggies and yogurt instead of candy, chips and ice cream might feel like pulling teeth. But it’s important to encourage them to eat “smart” snacks to help keep their smiles healthy and beautiful. Using the “20 Smart Snacks” list below as a guideline, you can help your children have healthier […]

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 23, 2015) – Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD has been selected by the Consumer Research Council of America for inclusion in the 2015 Guide to America’s Top Dentists. Selection is based on a points system which includes, experience, training, board certification, and professional associations. Dr. Verwest […]

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Try our smile sponging dental activity for kids! Teach children all about their smile while working on their counting skills. MATERIALS: Red or Pink Construction Paper, Printer, Sponges, Scissors & White Paint. DIRECTIONS: 1. Print the large image of our smiling mouth on a red or pink piece of construction paper. (Click here for the template.) 2. […]

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Baby teeth DO matter!  Unfortunately, many parents assume since baby teeth will eventually fall out anyway, it’s not essential to care for them.  But that’s not true.  Dental decay in baby teeth can negatively impact permanent teeth and lead to lifelong dental problems. Not only will poor dental hygiene plague your child in adult years, […]

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It seems like a simple task — teaching kids to brush their teeth for 2 minutes twice a day. But when you break it down, it’s really a lot more than that. Sure, standing in front of the sink with a toothbrush and toothpaste in their mouth is great, but are kids really brushing correctly? […]

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Attention Parents: Dr. Tim Verwest is giving away a cruise to one lucky couple! All you have to do is review us on Google+. The contest ends March 1st! Good Luck!

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So your child just turned 1, and you’re scheduling their first visit to the dentist. Doesn’t it seem like the anticipation of this appointment is worse than when you’re going for yourself? No need to chew those nails to the quick just yet. This dentist appointment shouldn’t be very nerve-wracking at all. (And you want to […]

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Have you ever tried to teach a child to ride a bike using a series of computer-generated charts and diagrams?  I didn’t think so.  But why?  Because you understand the importance of using age-appropriate teaching tools.  The same concept applies when teaching young children oral health care. Children learn best by doing, seeing, experiencing, and […]

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Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month with Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. Join us for the monthly KIDding Around series on February 7 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Children will have an opportunity to win $25 dollar gift certificate to the Cheshire […]

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