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3 Simple Steps to Master Flossing

September 21, 2017

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Brushing alone only covers about 1/3 of the total tooth surface area in your mouth, which leaves a lot of space for plaque – and cavities – to thrive. Flossing removes plaque buildup in the places where toothbrushes can’t reach – between teeth. But, more than 50% of American don’t floss daily, and that’s a…
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Can Healthy Food Hurt Your Child’s Teeth?

August 17, 2017

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A nutritious diet is a great way to help your child get healthier teeth. Whether it’s snacking on granola bars, or choosing fruit instead of potato chips, there are endless dietary actions that you can take to improve your child’s health. But, before you overhaul their diet, you should beware of certain “healthy” foods that are terrible for teeth.   Granola Cereal   Granola is typically advertised…
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Tooth brushing Tips for All Ages

August 3, 2017

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Caring for your child’s mouth is important for their current health and long term tooth development. Keeping a clean mouth helps prevent cavities, infection and gum disease, and it also creates a healthy smile as they get older. However, your child’s oral care routine – and toothbrush – should change over time as well. Below are some tips to help you clean their mouth as they age. …
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Can Chewing Gum Fight Cavities?

July 21, 2017

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Chewing gum is a great way to freshen your breath with mint or cinnamon flavoring, but did you know that some chewing gum can actually improve your oral health? Gum sweetened with xylitol can help you freshen your breath and keep your mouth healthy. That’s because xylitol has the sweet benefits of traditional sugar, but it…
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The Perfect Dental Travel Kit for a Busy Summer

July 6, 2017

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Summer is here and with it comes a much needed respite from school and work. As exciting as extended breaks can be, we can sometimes fail to adequately maintain our oral health. Luckily, there is an easy and effective way to stay on top of your oral health while on vacation. This summer, help your family keep their teeth healthy with a dental travel kit.  …
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Why Sports Drinks are Terrible for Teeth

June 8, 2017

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Sports drinks are widely popular, and used by people of all ages. But, children and teenagers are particularly fond of sports drinks. In fact, studies have shown that these “thirst quenchers” are consumed by 62% of adolescents every day. But, sports drinks can be awful for teeth, and can give cavities the fuel they need to…
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Common Flossing Mistakes

May 25, 2017

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Flossing is an important part of getting a healthy smile and keeping cavities and gum disease away. Yet, it is entirely possible to floss the wrong way – and damage your teeth in the process. Below, we cover why flossing is important, and a few common flossing mistakes.   Brushing Only Does So Much Flossing removes plaque buildup…
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The Missing Toothbrush Manual: Toothbrush Care 101

May 11, 2017

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Did you know that harmful microorganisms can live on your toothbrush? These dirty little organisms can cause infection, or lead to more serious disease. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that everyone brush their teeth twice per day, for two minutes at a time. But, brushing your teeth is only as effective as…
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Can Fruit be Bad for Teeth?

April 27, 2017

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Sometimes, fruit can wreak havoc on young teeth that leads to cavities and tooth decay. Here’s some instances when fruit isn’t so peachy for your child’s health.