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kid 4On behalf of Children’s Dentistry of DuPont, we would like to welcome you to our practice’s official pediatric dentistry blog!

From traditional dental cleanings to dental sealants, Dr. Tracy H. Takenaka and her team offer exceptional, compassionate care to children of all ages. Located in DuPont Washington, our practice is proud to serve many different communities, including the families of Joint Base Lewis–McChord. No matter where you’re from, our pediatric dentistry practice can provide your child with a head start on a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. 

Learn more about the services we offer, children’s dentistry, and other oral and dental topics by checking out our latest blog posts. Or, book an appointment at Children’s Dentistry of DuPont today. Call us at: 253-964-0150. We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about getting your child started with a pediatric dentist.

How to Avoid & Prevent Baby Bottle Decay
How to Avoid & Prevent Baby Bottle Decay
01/08/2018
Our teeth are important throughout our lives, even at their initial formative stages. Baby teeth are as significant as fully developed adult teeth and we must treat them as such and protect them from harm. One of the greatest forms of harm baby teeth are at risk for is baby bottle decay.
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Dry Mouth
Dry Mouth
07/31/2017
Everybody gets dry mouth now and then. Sometimes temporary mouth dryness can be brought on by dehydration, stress, or a normal reduction in saliva flow at night. However, if your child’s dry mouth persists long past the norm, they may have a chronic condition known as xerostomia.
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Tooth Sensitivity
06/27/2017
All parents want their children to have beautiful smiles, but pediatric dental care goes beyond helping teeth look good. At Children’s Dentistry of DuPont, we are proud to provide expert, exceptional pediatric dentistry services to children throughout the DuPont, Steilacoom, Lacey, Olympia, and Yelm areas, as well children who are a part of the JBLM community.
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Toothpaste
Toothpaste
05/23/2017
Toothpaste: it's something most people use every day, but rarely give much thought to—except, perhaps, when choosing from the brands that line the drugstore shelf.
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Gimme the Lowdown on Gum Disease
Gimme the Lowdown on Gum Disease
05/08/2017
Periodontal disease—more commonly known as gum disease—ranges from simple gum inflammation to serious disease symptoms that result in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth.
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Mouthguards
Mouthguards
04/24/2017
You will often hear your child’s pediatric dentist stress the importance of protecting your child’s teeth from the harm of decay and disease. However, it is just as important to protect your child’s teeth from external force and trauma—everything from teeth grinding to obtaining an injury during a sporting event.
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Dental Sealants
Dental Sealants
04/10/2017
At Children’s Dentistry of DuPont, we strive to provide expert dental care in a fun, friendly, and easygoing environment. Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Tracy Takenaka, works hard to treat every patient on an individual basis, creating comprehensive, personalized treatment plans that achieve great dental health and confident smiles.
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Foods That Are Good for Your Teeth & Why
Foods That Are Good for Your Teeth & Why
09/22/2016
We all know that a healthy, balanced diet is critical to overall health; but did you know that diet has a huge impact on teeth? You may not realize it, but certain foods can contribute to things like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, while others can reinforce the integrity of your teeth and help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.
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Fairy, Fairy, Quite Contrary - A History of the Tooth Fairy
Fairy, Fairy, Quite Contrary - A History of the Tooth Fairy
07/20/2016
Many children are familiar with the legend of the “Tooth Fairy.” However, what fewer are familiar with is the changing international reach of the story.
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Encouraging Kids to Brush
Encouraging Kids to Brush
05/20/2016
For many kids, brushing teeth and practicing good oral hygiene isn’t as fun as playing in the park or watching Saturday cartoons. That’s why it’s often difficult to get children into a regular routine of thorough brushing and flossing.
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Keeping Cavities at Bay
Keeping Cavities at Bay
02/24/2016
When you’re a kid, the main obstacle that stands between you and healthy teeth is the development of cavities.
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