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3 Things to Cavity-Proof Your Child’s Mouth

Candy, or sugar for that matter, is a treat. A Treat that keeps on giving… In the form of cavities. Yet you still think they’re young… he/she are going to lose those teeth anyways. But, it’s time to put your…

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DPD is a Paper-Free Practice!

Bend is considered one of the most beautiful and coveted places to live in all of the nation. With immediate access to high desert lakes, world-class hiking and mountain biking trails, all Bendites share a passionate love of the outdoors.…

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We Care About Central Oregon, Just Like You!

When Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie opened their practice to Central Oregon in early 2005, they knew it was the right place to raise a family and practice their love of pediatric dentistry. Despite several well-established pediatric dental practices in…

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Healthy (and delicious) Halloween candy alternatives

Did you know that tooth decay is the number one childhood illness? Furthermore, about 1 in 3 kids in the United States are considered overweight or obese. Read on for some healthy ideas as alternatives! Sugarless chewing gum Chewing sugar-free…

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Back to School Tips for Healthy Teeth

As summer winds down, it’s time to get back into the school routine. Start this school year off right by creating healthy habits from the get-go. Here are some dental tips on how to make this school year the best…

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How to Curb Your Child’s Sugar Consumption

With tooth decay topping the charts for the most chronic disease among children, it’s important to address how we can prevent cavities before they happen. Here at Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry, we do everything in our power to preserve the function…

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Snacking and Sipping

Worse than a late night bowl of ice cream after dinner or that afternoon Kit-Kat bar is the continuous snacking or sipping that goes on in offices and schools across America. Remember, the acids created by the bacteria that attack all that carbohydrate-laden…

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5 Things You Don’t Know About Teeth

*During the Middle Ages in Germany, people believed that kissing a donkey relieved toothaches. *Giraffes have 32 permanent teeth, the same as humans. But, their teeth can measure 17 inches long. *The Great Barracuda (wolf of  the sea) can grow more than six feet long.…

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Wisdom Teeth

The third and last set of molars was known as “teeth of wisdom” from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century, when their name changed to “wisdom teeth”. Linguists suggest that they’re referred as wisdom teeth because they appear much…

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DPD Gives Back!

The holidays are the perfect time to recognize the importance of giving back to the community. This is something that we take to heart and have tried to implement into our practice over the years. Read on for an overview…

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#1 thing you didn’t know about your teeth

1. Your teeth’s best friend might not be your toothbrush. Oh, sure, a toothbrush and a strand of floss wielded often and wisely will do wonders for your teeth. You should use both. But your teeth’s first line of defense…

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