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Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD named 2016 top dentist

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD has been selected by the Consumer Research Council of America for inclusion in the 2016[…]

Teens and teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a $600 million industry and growing up to 20 percent each year. A large part of the market comes from image-conscious teens[…]

Teens: Watch your mouth!

Dental decay is the most common chronic disease in young people between the ages of 5 and 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control[…]

Sealants can stop cavities before they begin

Children are prone to cavities because of the natural shape of their growing teeth. When first molars come in around age 6, deep crevices called[…]

Pacifying toddlers can harm development of teeth

For fussy babies, a pacifier can calm and soothe. However, dental experts warn that once a child reaches the preschool years, a pacifier can become[…]

Oral health gives clues about eating disorders

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) estimates that in the United States, nearly 10 million women and 1 million men are affected by anorexia or[…]

If your child needs anesthesia

If your child needs a difficult or complex dental procedure, your dentist may recommend options for sedation to help control your child’s anxiety. It’s important[…]

Dentist donates over 15,000 toothbrushes in 2015

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD gave away over 15,000 free toothbrushes during dental presentations in 2015. Children in Lee, Collier, and[…]

Fast-paced lifestyle eroding teens’ teeth

  Adolescence is the time of peak bone growth, a time when more nutrient-packed calories are essential to fuel growing bodies and strengthen teeth and[…]

The do’s and don’ts of teething treatments

When a baby’s first teeth come in, it can be a pain for the whole family. Incisors usually break through around age 6 months, leaving[…]