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Posted January 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Late for an Important Date: When Baby Teeth Don’t Fall Out

Most kids lose their baby teeth—also called primary teeth—in a distinct sequence at set intervals.  Children’s baby teeth come out naturally starting around age six, becoming progressively looser as they fall out (sometimes with a little extra wiggling because the Tooth Fairy is expected to visit). Sometimes baby tooth loss doesn’t happen in the usual […]

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Posted October 27, 2018 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Is Thumb Sucking Dangerous?

Thumb sucking is normal behavior for babies and young children. But just how normal? More than 75% of little ones suck their thumbs, fingers, hands, pacifiers, or other items such as the corner of a blanket during these early years. Most kids stop this behavior on their own between the ages of three and six. […]

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Posted October 13, 2018 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Sugar Rush: When Sweet Turns Bitter

You’ve heard it before. Too much sugar is not good for little bodies. Or, more precisely, added sugar is not good for people, big or small. The more we learn about how sugar affects the body, the more we realize that lots of added sugar can have many downsides for health. This is particularly true […]

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Posted September 27, 2018 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

How Baby Teeth Help Mouths Grow Up Right

Every parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led to believe they don’t have an impact on a […]

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Posted September 13, 2018 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Teaching Your Kids to Brush & Floss

As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and flossing session…well, maybe that last one won’t be as memorable, but Lincoln and Grass Valley […]

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Posted August 13, 2018 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Why Haven’t My Child’s Permanent Teeth Come In?

If your child’s permanent adult teeth haven’t emerged in a timely manner, you may wonder if there is a reason to worry. Grass Valley and Lincoln pediatric dentist Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry would like to share a few possible reasons permanent adult teeth can be delayed. Is There Enough Space for the New Teeth to Grow? […]

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Posted June 13, 2018 / Blog, Dental Health
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Baby Dentistry: Teething & Other Joys

It’s easy to think that baby teeth aren’t that important. They make their grand entrance (however painfully) and leave your baby’s mouth soon thereafter. But your baby’s oral health is very important, both in the present and to set the stage for a lifetime of health. Grass Valley and Lincoln pediatric dentist Dr. Michelle Kucera […]

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Posted May 13, 2018 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

Kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smile, oral health is important for every kid at every stage. We know you love to […]

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