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Tooth decay can develop any time after the first tooth comes in, starting around 6 months old, and good habits should begin even earlier. Only 28 percent of American parents would give their kids an “A” grade for oral health, according to a new survey of American children’s dental health by Delta Dental.1 In fact, […]

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Sometimes getting your kids to eat healthy can feel like pulling teeth. as a father of three kids, I can relate to your struggle. Now that school is almost back in session in Ft. Myers, and all around Florida, it means packing a school lunch for many of us. I don’t know about you, but […]

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Dr. Leanet Ascunce, DMD has joined Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD.  Dr. Ascunce obtained her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Ascunce is a graduate of the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry and completed her general practice residency program […]

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In recent years electric toothbrushes have gained increasing popularity among young adults and children.  Some parents have questioned if electric toothbrushes work better than just a manual toothbrush.  There are pros and cons to which one effectively works better at removing plaque from teeth. Technique is a key component when deciding which kind of toothbrush […]

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One of the most common dental complaints involves sensitive teeth.  Whether it’s biting into a cold ice cream cone or drinking a hot beverage, the pain that can come from hypersensitivity can be more than an inconvenience. Several things can cause sensitive teeth: Cracked or fractured teeth Missing or worn fillings Gum disease Cavities Each […]

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Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD has been voted best pediatric dentist of Southwest Florida 2015 by the Ft. Myers News-Press readers. The News-Press 25th annual best of Southwest Florida awards recognizes the top businesses in the community selected by their readers. Earlier this year Dr. Verwest was named for inclusion […]

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According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, checkups are recommended for all children two times a year. Children should be evaluated for cavities and other emerging dental issues every six months, because these problems can lead to more serious dental problems and health issues if left untreated. While it is always good to follow […]

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Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will match all donations made during the annual New Horizons of Southwest Florida Super Teens Club car wash. Last year the car wash raised $1,200 for the seven super clubs, which helps at-risk children become successful, independent, and contributing members to society. The car wash is […]

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With the aid of dental floss, and mouthwash is brushing twice a day still necessary? Absolutely. In fact, twice is the minimum number of brushing recommended by the American Dental Association brushing after every meal is even better. Here are five reasons why the old-fashioned or electric-powered toothbrush remains an essential part of the morning […]

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Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will host an inaugural community fundraiser ‘Snow Day 2015’ on October 3, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The festivities include holiday pictures with Anna and Elsa along with Olaf from the movie Frozen. There will be snow special effects, NBC2 Chief Meteorologist Haley Webb will […]

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