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Top Reasons Why Kids and Parents Love to Visit our Dental Office

A Positive Experience for All Taking your kids to the dentist can be stressful. Whether its general anxiety over visiting the dentist, a child with special needs or fear of a necessary treatment or procedure, we do our best to make sure every visit to our practice is...

The Importance of Mouthguards: Are You Putting Your Child’s Dental Health at Risk?

Do you have a child that plays sports? If so, are they using a mouthguard? Here’s why we think they are important and an essential piece of athletic gear for teens and children. We all know that playing sports comes with the risk...
Home remedies for bad breath

Home remedies for bad breath

Bad breath happens to everyone once in a while, even to children. Many different things can cause bad breath, officially referred to as halitosis. Although everyone gets bad breath sometimes, if your child has bad breath all the time or it is frequent and very...

These high sugar foods may surprise you

These high sugar foods may surprise you

Some foods that you would not even consider to be sweet are actually higher in sugar than traditional “sweets.” Many people try to keep their family eating right, but hidden sugars can make this difficult. Even products marketed as "low-fat" or “light” frequently...

Why Raleigh is a great place for family

Why Raleigh is a great place for family

Raleigh, North Carolina is located where the hilly Piedmont region meets the flat coastal plain. It is one of the healthiest places to live in the USA, and Capital City Pediatric Dentistry is glad to be a part of this community. Top 5 reasons Raleigh families are...

Common causes of bleeding gums

Common causes of bleeding gums

Sometimes, children get bleeding gums. If this occurs frequently, talk to the dentist. Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing could indicate an initial stage of gum disease. The first step to successful treatment is a check-up and diagnosis. What causes bleeding...

Baby teeth: 9 fun facts

Baby teeth: 9 fun facts

Baby teeth begin to appear in a child’s mouth early, within a few months of age. Also called primary teeth, they are the first set of teeth in a child’s development. You probably know a lot about your child’s smile, but there are some facts that that may surprise you....

Oral health during the summer

Oral health during the summer

Dentists are always happy to share advice on oral health habits, and summer is no exception. Parents and children should always remember the importance of oral health. Below are a few handy tips from our state neighbors at the Georgia Dental Association. For patient...

Healthy teeth, good food

Healthy teeth, good food

Proper brushing and flossing is critical for healthy teeth and gums. However, there is an important consideration even before tooth-brushing time. Sticking to a balanced diet is just as important for healthy teeth as it is for a strong body. When we eat a variety of...

You can say yes to sugar-free gum

You can say yes to sugar-free gum

Moms and dads, were you aware that it is okay to say yes to sugar-free gum? If your child is age five or older, sugar-free gum is just fine. In fact, it can actually be good for the teeth. Saliva production is increased when we chew gum for 20 minutes after meals....