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How Many Dental X-Rays Do Your Kids Need?

The purpose of X-rays is to allow dentists to see signs of disease or potential problems that are not visible to the naked eye. They[…]

Erickson’s Drying Systems double black diamond sponsors for Snow Day 2015

Erickson’s Drying Systems will be the exclusive double black diamond sponsors for Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers inaugural community fundraiser ‘Snow Day 2015’ on October[…]

Use the Tooth Fairy as a teaching tool

In 2013, the Tooth Fairy visited 86 percent of U.S. homes with children who lost a tooth. What kid doesn’t love a magical fairy that[…]

Three reasons to smile

1. Smile for Beauty’s Sake: According to a survey of more than 1,000 Americans nationwide, a smile is the most important physical feature that contributes[…]

Little evidence to support benefits of oil pulling

If you follow health or celebrity news you’ve likely heard the buzz on the latest natural health craze to hit the internet: Oil Pulling. As[…]

Colds, Coughs… and Cavities?

You’re probably aware that candy leads to cavities and sugary drinks can also cause decay. But cough syrup? Unfortunately, it’s true – certain syrupy medications[…]

Big Game, Big Taste: Healthy Snacks During Games

Chicken wings, minus the sweet BBQ sauce. If the sauce is sweet, it’s likely loaded with brown sugar. Instead, opt for a mustard- or vinegar-based[…]

Important Oral Health Habits for Young Children

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[…]

Healthy School Lunches

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[…]

Dr. Ascune Joins Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers

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[…]