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Gum Disease in Children

When it comes to gum disease and your child, it’s a good news/bad news situation. The very good news is that children rarely suffer from advanced gum disease, or periodontitis. Read More

Summer is Almost Here: Tips for a bright, white smile!

Summer is almost here, which means a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories is just around the corner for our patients at Brite Smiles of Rhode Island. Everyone Read More

Pacifiers and Your Child's Oral Health

Children are born with a natural sucking reflex. In fact, sonogram images from the womb often reveal an unborn baby practicing by sucking on his or her fingers or thumb. Read More

Mouthguard Protection

Let’s talk about mouthguards and night guards—two crucial appliances that protect your child’s teeth and jaw. We could talk about how important a mouthguard is when your family leads an active Read More

Every Day is Earth Day

During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a Read More

Can a Night Guard Mean Sweet Dreams for Your Child?

Sometimes the reason for a poor night’s sleep is obvious. Maybe your child watched a scary movie. Or loaded up on sugar before bed. Or can’t get to sleep after Read More

Who’s afraid of the dentist?

Is the sound of a drill enough to make your child flinch or cringe? Does he or she worry about the twice-yearly dental checkup at Brite Smiles of Rhode Island? Read More

Protecting Your Child’s Smile with Mouthguards

If your child participates in sports or other physical activities, it’s wise to consider getting a mouthguard. Also known as mouth protectors, mouthguards are a device worn over the teeth Read More

Seal of Approval

Outside activities? You slather your kids with sunscreen. Biking? You don’t let your child leave the house without a helmet. Youth sports? You provide mouthguards and padding and headgear and Read More

St. Patrick's Day

On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who Read More

When do children usually lose their baby teeth?

Many parents worry that their children’s teeth are not falling out on time. A lot of concerned parents want to know: When will my child lose his or her first Read More

How do you accommodate a child with special needs?

Providing dental care for patients with special needs can be a challenge at times, both for the dentist and the family of the individual. Fortunately, the doctor and our team Read More

What Are Dental Sealants?

You’re constantly playing defense. Your child spends two minutes in the morning and two minutes at night carefully brushing and flossing with a fluoride toothpaste. You make sure sugary and Read More

Dental Fear in Children: Brought on by parents?

Two studies – one conducted in Washington State, and whose findings were published in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry in 2004, and another conducted in Madrid, Spain, and whose findings Read More

National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and a perfect time for the doctor to review some of the important steps in keeping your child’s smile healthy! Your Baby Early care is Read More

Can baby teeth get cavities?

Our team at Brite Smiles of Rhode Island knows that every parent loves to hear his or her child say, "no cavities!" when leaving our office. Let's talk about why Read More

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