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How Xylitol May Help Reduce Cavities

Studies show using the artificial sweetener “xylitol” may help reduce cavities in children. Xylitol is a naturally occurring substance in fruits, vegetables and plant material. It can be added to gums and oral care products to prevent tooth decay and is a safe sugar substitute for diabetics.   Read more about the dental benefits of…

Healthy Smiles Begin at Birth

So many parents are aware of infant “milestones”, well-child visits and immunization schedules – but good oral habits are an important part of a child’s healthcare and development as well.   The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents schedule a consultation with a pediatric dentist before their child reaches the age of one…

Fluoride for Healthy Young Teeth

We are frequently asked about fluoride and its role in healthy, young teeth. Fluoride is a mineral that offers protection from bacteria, sugars and acids that can be harmful to tooth enamel. Children can get fluoride in drinking water and in toothpaste, but it is also found in many foods and beverages. Making sure your…

EZPEDO Zirconia Crowns – Safe and Natural Options for Restoring Beautiful and Healthy Smiles

Tina S. Merhoff & Associates Pediatric Dentistry is proud to be the first pediatric dental practice in Winston-Salem to offer EZPEDO Pediatric Zirconia Crowns, the number one choice in metal-free esthetic pediatric crowns world-wide. For years, stainless steel crowns have been, and continue to be, the standard of care for badly decayed primary teeth. Fortunately,…