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It’s a scary thought, right?  But yes, even children as young as 2 years old could need a root canal — a fact that many unassuming parents find alarming.  In fact, even with all of the advances in the healthcare industry, oral healthcare is on the decline. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention found […]

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Are you gearing up for a visit to the dentist and have a less-than-eager child on your hands?  Looks like your child is joining the 75% of Americans losing sleep over tomorrow’s dreaded dentist visit. Remember: kids aren’t born with a natural fear of the dentist, so if at all possible, don’t put any of […]

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 13, 2015) – Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD is offering an opportunity to children 13 years or under to ‘brush off the plate’ during a 2015 Ft. Myers Miracle game. The contest is free of charge and open to the general public. “The Miracle are great family […]

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The simple answer? No. To be on the safe side, you should encourage your child to pull it out himself instead.  Only your child can really know how loose the tooth is and how much discomfort they can stand before it falls out. Tell your child to wiggle it with their tongue as far adn […]

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People generally agree that good oral hygiene is essential to overall good health.  But do you know why? Unfortunately, many of us don’t.  We know there is a connection; we’re just not exactly sure how deep that connection is. This lack of knowledge has undoubtedly led to the childhood dental disease epidemic that is currently running […]

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A smile is priceless. (Remember that, Mom and Dad, when the first orthodontist bill arrives!) And a straight smile is one of the best things any parent can give their child. Now that your child has braces, here are a few tips & tricks for taking care of them and – more importantly – for […]

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Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will sponsor the 3rd annual Kids Spring Carnival benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from Noon to 4 pm at the William “Bill” Austen Youth Center in Cape Coral. Tickets are available in advance for $5 per child […]

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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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