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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 2016 Ft. Myers Miracle game. The contest is free of charge and open to the general public. “We did this last year and the kids had a lot of […]

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A dentist or medical provider checks teeth and applies fluoride varnish, takes x-rays, fixes cavities etc. Everyone should have regular dental checkups; follow your program’s requirements for dental screenings, referrals, and checkup schedules The dentist or a medical provider should check all children’s mouths by a child’s first tooth or first birthday Young children may […]

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Everyone should brush their teeth for two minutes, two times a day (after breakfast and before bed). Use a smear of fluoridated toothpaste starting with tooth eruption to age 3; after that, use a pea size. Brush all sides of each tooth using a small amount of fluoridated toothpaste. Do not rinse your mouth out […]

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Tooth healthy foods are low in sugar and high in fiber and nutrients, such as fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meat, beans, and whole grain breads and pastas. Tooth unhealthy foods are starchy and high in sugar, such as crackers, dried fruit, chips, and cookies, as well as juice and soda pop. Eating “tooth unhealthy foods” creates […]

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Water is the best drink to keep your teeth and body healthy. Water may contain fluoride, a natural mineral that helps prevent cavities. Drinking juice or soda throughout the day causes repeated acid attacks. Repeated acid attacks cause cavities. Juice and soda pop have a lot of sugar in them and no nutritional value. Replace […]

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Baby teeth are important – they help us smile, eat, talk, and hold space for adult teeth. Baby teeth, also called primary teeth, will start to come in at about 6 months of age and continue to until about age two and a half. Taking care of children’s baby teeth helps to establish good oral […]

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A balanced diet is necessary for your child to develop strong, decay-resistant teeth. In addition to a full range of vitamins and minerals, a child’s diet should include plenty of calcium, phosphorous, and proper levels of fluoride. If fluoride is your child’s greatest protection against tooth decay, then frequent snacking may be the biggest enemy. […]

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With any injury to your child’s mouth, you should contact your dentist immediately. The dentist will want to examine the affected area and determine appropriate treatment. If your child is in pain from a broken, cracked or chipped tooth, you should visit the dentist immediately. You may want to give an over-the-counter pain reliever to […]

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Meet Buddy the turtle and let him show you around Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers. #DrVerwest. Trusted by Parents, Preferred by Kids! For appointments call (239) 482-2722.

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Proper Dental Care The effects of poor dental care range from tooth decay and cavities to gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth loss. Fortunately, proper dental care, including cleaning teeth correctly and regularly, can prevent most of these problems. If you don’t clean your teeth well every day, you’re putting yourself at risk for tooth decay. Early […]

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