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International Family Holiday Traditions

What are your family’s holiday traditions? We thought it would be fun to share some traditions from around the world that put smiles on our faces! Enjoy. Each of the 13 nights before Christmas, Icelandic children are visited by the 13 Yule Lads. Children place their shoes by the window before going to bed. In the.
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Let’s Talk About the ABC’s of Healthy Smiles

With school starting soon, we thought it would be a good idea to go over the basics of happy, healthy smiles. A- Always brush & floss twice a day. Lead by example and make oral care a family affair. Use a toothpaste with fluoride! Using fluoride is one of the greatest ways you can protect your.
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Let’s Talk About Losing Baby Teeth

Dr. Shahnaz Ahmed from West County Pediatric Dentistry in Ballwin, MO talks about losing baby teeth. There’s something quite exciting about when that first little baby tooth starts to wiggle!  It’s a sign that things are really going to start changing for your little one’s mouth! Kids are getting excited about the tooth fairy, and moms are getting teary-eyed.
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Let’s Talk About Fillings

Dr. Shahnaz Ahmed of West County Pediatric Dentistry in Ballwin, MO talks about fillings. It happens to the best of us … you’ve been told your child has a cavity and that they need a filling. After recovering from the surprise, you may wonder how we go about doing a filling on a child. We thought it would.
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Let’s Talk About Dentists Doing Good

Dr. Ahmed at West County Pediatric Dentistry believes that the best thing about being a pediatric dentist is helping children. Having a healthy smile is so much more than having perfectly straight and white teeth. Dental health impacts overall health and also impacts mental health and self esteem. For most people who live in Ballwin,.
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