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Tips for Keeping Your Little One’s Mouth Healthy

Around four to six months old, most babies start showing signs of teething. Amid all of the irritability, drooling and red and…

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Dental Health and the Holiday Season

As the holidays approach, it’s easy to get caught up in eating delicious treats like cookies, pies, candy and cakes.  However,…

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So Many Choices! Narrowing Down Toothpaste Options

Choosing a tube of toothpaste might seem like an easy task, but it is much more complicated than you think. There are…

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All You Need to Know About Flossing

Flossing is a very important part of a good oral hygiene routine, but many of you may skip this step either in your…

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Are Teeth Whitening Strips Worth It?

Teeth whitening is a multi-billion dollar industry, and there are many over-the-counter options available. However, it’s hard to determine which treatment is right…

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Top 10 Worst Foods and Beverages for Your Teeth

We all know that your diet directly impacts your health, but have you ever thought about how what you eat and drink affects…

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The Key to Keeping Your Gums Healthy

When you think of oral health, your first thought is probably of keeping your teeth cavity-free and strong. However, maintaining healthy gums…

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The Most Common Causes of Bad Breath

The Most Common Causes of Bad Breath
Bad breath, or halitosis, is not only embarrassing, but it can also be the sign of…

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Back-To-School Tips for a Healthy Smile

Back-To-School Tips for a Healthy Smile
Whether you are the parent who’s dancing in the streets or the one who lingers at the…

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Keeping Your Kiddo’s Dental Visits Stress-Free

Visiting the dentist shouldn’t be stressful – for kids or adults – but surveys have shown that approximately 36% of the adult…

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The Top 5 Signs That You May Have a Cavity

“You have a cavity.” These are words that everyone dreads hearing when they visit the dentist. Good oral hygiene is obviously the…

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What Exactly Are Dental Sealants for Kids?

While establishing good brushing and flossing habits is a well-known way to prevent cavities and maintain good oral hygiene in children, parents…

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Braces: They’re not Just for Kids

If you didn’t have braces when you were a kid, or you weren’t diligent about wearing your retainers, you might be considering…

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Kids and Common Sports-related Dental Injuries

Kids and Common Sports-related Dental Injuries
Whether your kid is playing a pickup game of softball in the park, competing in a travel…

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What to Expect at Your Child’s First Visit to the Orthodontist

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Visit to the Orthodontist
While you may think that visits to the orthodontist are just for…

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Mouthwash: Yes or No?

Mouthwash: Yes or No?
You brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day, so you know that you’re doing…

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Toothbrush 101: Finding the Right Toothbrush for You and Your Family

It’s not a mystery that good oral hygiene is vital to maintaining your overall health and wellbeing.  It’s also not a…

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Toothpaste for You and Your Family

Take a stroll down the toothpaste aisle at your local drugstore or supermarket, and chances are you’ll be overwhelmed by all the…

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Wisdom Teeth: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Wisdom Teeth: Should They Stay or Should They Go?
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t remember much about…

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Dr. Samuel Russom, DDS

Hi Everyone! We have an additional Pediatric Dentist joining our growing Eastlake office that we want to introduce to you!

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Dr. Bernard Boback

Hi Everyone! Our current Orthodontist, Dr. Hackim, is retiring after over 30 years serving patients! As he moves on to his next chapter…

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Your Oral Health and Your Overall Health – It’s All Connected

Ever wonder why your dentist asks you so many questions about your health and lifestyle when you visit the office for your…

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Help! My Baby Just Started Teething

It’s a scenario that all new parents experience:  You’ve got your routine all figured out, you may even be getting some sleep,…

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Teeth whitening has become a big business, from professional treatments at your dentist’s office to over-the-counter whitening strips and gels. There are…

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It’s Strange, But True: Some People Are More Prone to Cavities than Others

Most people, at some point or another, will develop a cavity, no matter how dedicated they are to oral health and hygiene….

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Oh No! I Chipped my Tooth!

The Top 5 Problems that can Arise from a Chipped Tooth

While a chipped tooth may not seem…

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Braces on Baby Teeth? Yes, It’s a Thing!

Five Reasons Why Your Orthodontist Might Recommend Braces before the Pre-Teen Years

When you think of a kid…

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Ouch! How to Recognize an Abscessed Tooth in Children

An abscessed tooth is a painful bacterial infection that can form inside the teeth, gum or jawbone. Damage to the tooth, untreated…

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So my Child has an Overbite... Now What?

Overbites are very common.  In fact, according to the American Dental Association, nearly 70% of children exhibit the signs of having an…

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How to Prevent Cavities in Children

“Your child has a cavity” are words that no parent ever wants to hear. Cavities occur when bacteria and food left on…

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Flossing Made Easy: A Six Step Guide to Teaching Kids to Floss

Teaching children how to floss is an important, but often difficult task, especially considering that kids are pretty squirmy and have short attention spans. …

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Bleeding while Flossing?

Do your or your child’s gums bleed when you floss? Though bleeding while flossing is usually not a medical emergency, it is…

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Sustainability in Dentistry

Sustainability has become a buzz-word in pop-culture, social media, and even in the news. It’s no secret that our society needs to…

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What Is Bruxing?

What is Bruxing?

Dr. Kristen Whetsell 

2020 got you down?  It’s fair to say that this has been a stressful year all around….

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Invisalign

Dr. Christopher Pham

Invisalign uses simple clear aligners to move your teeth weekly with little discomfort. You can have a straighter,…

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“When Should My Child Get Braces?”

As a pediatric dentist a question I am commonly asked by parents is, “when should my child get braces?”  Parents see children…

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Infant Oral Care

Infants Should See a Pediatric Dentist before their 1st Birthday

Many parents are surprised to hear that…

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Cracked Teeth & Covid-19

It’s been a stressful several months. Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been tricky to stay on top of our normal routines,…

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Halloween & Clean Teeth

Clean Teeth During Halloween
Dressing up in the spookiest costume and indulging in some sweet treats is all part of the fun on Halloween. But…

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Meet Our New Doctors!

Meet our new Doctors! Dr. Christine Phan and Dr. Jordan Buzzell will be joining our team while Dr. Olga is on maternity leave. Our…

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Win a Target Gift Card!

Follow the steps below for a chance to win:
1. Post a review on Google,…

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Connect With Us!

With routine dental care resuming, our team is working extra hard to schedule your next appointment. Phone call volume has increased significantly and some…

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TeleDentistry

Many of you are already familiar with Teledoc services through your Medical Provider. Our Team is excited to announce the launch of TeleDentistry Services….

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COVID-19 Resources

Office Update
Text2Chair
Protect Your Teeth When You’re Sick
Oral Health Tips
Reduce anxiety
9 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Smile
Pediatric Dental…

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Miss your routine appt? Here’s how to manage.

Even pediatric dentists’ kids get cavities.
A few weeks ago I got busy, like all of us do, and had to…

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Urgent Services Open and Elective Procedures to Resume

We miss working together and seeing our wonderful patients every day! We continue to operate every day and are open for urgent dental care. …

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Oral Health Tips

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Good Vibes Only!

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Protect Your Teeth When You're Sick

Chicken noodle soup, lots of liquids and plenty of rest is usually what comes to mind when experiencing a cold or the flu. Many…

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9 Tips To Help Maintain A Healthy Smile

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New Patient Packet

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Pediatric Dental Emergency Guide

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Dr. Lindsay Pfeffer

Coming from a family of dentists back on the east coast, Dr. Pfeffer…

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Dr. Robert Hackim

As a teenager, Dr. Hackim went through his own orthodontic treatment and knew right…

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Community Spotlight: Kids On The Go

We are excited to spotlight a special member of our community this month! Kids On The Go is more than just childcare. Their “third…

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It's Our Birthday

Can you believe it’s been a year?

Our…

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Best Diet For Healthy Children's Teeth

So you’ve taught your child the basics of dental hygiene, how to…

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Tips For Finding The Best Pediatric Dentist In Eastlake

Despite the fact that a lot of people often don’t like visiting the dentist, scheduling regular appointments is one of the keys aspects to…

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Preparing For Your Child's First Dentist Visit

Did you know it is best to schedule your child’s first dentist visit at the sight of their first tooth? Most babies…

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Keeping Your Children's Teeth Healthy

There are many things to consider when trying to keep your children’s teeth healthy. Most of us know that brushing your children’s teeth, morning…

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Brushing Children's Teeth Made Easy

We all know how important it is to brush your children’s teeth. Tooth decay can occur very early if we don’t. However…