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10/25/2016
By: Allison L.
John Robert Markarian, DMD
All of the staff at Associated Pediatric Dentistry truly take the time to help my son feel comfortable during his visits.
07/14/2016
By: Vicky O.
John Robert Markarian, DMD
The staff was so patient and helpful during my son's appointment! I brought him in for sealants and everyone was great.
01/04/2016
By: Devon M.
John Robert Markarian, DMD
My daughters really feel comfortable at Associated Pediatric Dentistry. The entire staff is incredibly nice to them.
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08/17/2015
By: Audrey B.
John Robert Markarian, DMD
My daughter is never nervous because the dentist makes sure he explains things in an easy to understand, kid friendly way.
04/15/2015
By: Jason S.
John Robert Markarian, DMD
Dr. Kevin is the best. I am so happy with how he treats my children!
01/29/2015
By: Moira B.
John Robert Markarian, DMD
My son loves Associated Pediatric Dentistry. They are so friendly and good with him, they're practically family at this point! I'm so happy I don't have to dread taking my son to the dentist!
10/24/2014
By: Jean H.
John Robert Markarian, DMD
Associated Pediatric Dentistry is very accommodating to the kids.
07/30/2014
By: Patti S.
John Robert Markarian, DMD
Great service as always! Thanks Associated Pediatric Dentistry.
06/10/2014
By: Gary A.
John Robert Markarian, DMD
Best care, friendly staff, and excellent dentist!
04/11/2014
By: Macy H.
John Robert Markarian, DMD
Going to the dentist can be very scary for young children. They are often frightened by the doctors and the equipment. The staff at Associated Pediatric Dentistry has done a great job making going to the dentist a positive experience for kids.
Tips & Advices
The most common dental problems in children are:
  • Cavities
  • Bad breath
  • Gum disease
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Grinding
  • Canker sores
  • Missing teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Bite and alignment issues
Thumb sucking is not specifically a dental problem, but it can cause a malocclusion, a condition where the top and bottom teeth don't line up correctly.
To clean a baby's teeth, use a small, soft-bristled toothbrush designed specifically for infants. Apply a tiny amount of non-fluoride toothpaste - about the size of a grain of rice - and gently brush all sides of the teeth and the tongue. Before the baby's first teeth emerge, use gauze or a wet washcloth wrapped around the finger to wipe the gums. This motion doesn't necessarily reduce bacteria, but it does help the infant to get used to the sensation of having his or her teeth cleaned.
Children should visit their pediatric dentist every six months. This recommended frequency does not change throughout a person's lifetime.
No, wisdom teeth do not need to be removed unless they cause pain, lead to dental issues, or are aligned incorrectly.
Yes, dental sealants prevent cavities by filling in deep grooves in the teeth. Without them, bacteria can collect in these areas and cause tooth decay, which can happen with children.

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