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Which Sports Guard is Right for My Child?

April 11, 2019

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Dental injuries account for nearly 20% of all sports related injuries. Did you know that your child is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to their teeth when they aren’t wearing a mouth guard? Here’s what you need to know about mouth guards, and how to select the one that is best for your child….
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Can a Child Lose a Baby Tooth too Soon?

March 28, 2019

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Baby teeth aren’t permanent, but did you know that it’s possible to loose a baby tooth too soon? Here’s everything parents need to know about losing a baby tooth too soon. It’s too Soon When… If your child loses a tooth before the age of 4, then you need to schedule an appointment with your pediatric…
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Kid-Friendly St. Patrick Treats that are Great for Teeth

March 14, 2019

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St. Patrick’s day can be a fun holiday for the whole family to celebrate. This year, try making some mouth-healthy green treats that your family will love so much they may pinch you! Super Green Super Food Smoothie  This super green smoothie is fantastic for cooling down on a warm spring day. The kale gives…
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The 4 Essential Tools to Keep Teeth Clean and Healthy

February 28, 2019

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Caring for teeth is a full-time job that lasts a lifetime. But, you can make that job a lot easier (and more successful) by using the four most essential tools for optimum oral health. 1 – Toothbrush  Often overlooked and under considered, it is vital that you take the time to buy the right toothbrush for your child. By…
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The Three Threats to Teen Teeth

February 14, 2019

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Growing a healthy, adult smile takes a lot of work and maintenance, but your teenager can earn a healthy mouth by avoiding some the greatest threats to teen teeth.   1 – Cavities  Cavities are the most prevalent disease affecting children and teens in the United States, but cavities are nearly 100% preventable. Your teen can fight cavities by avoiding eating and…
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Children and Starbucks – What Should Parents Do?

January 24, 2019

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Starbucks is one of the most popular spots for young adults to gather and hang out, and enjoy coffee with friends.  But, a lot of the drinks on Starbucks’ menu are terrible for teeth. So, what should parents do? The Problem: Way Too Much Sugar  Sugar feeds the harmful bacteria on teeth, and creates acid…
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3 of the Worst Cavity Causing Activities

January 17, 2019

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Cavities are the most prevalent disease affecting children in the United States, but cavities are nearly 100% preventable. Here are some of the worst activities for teeth that can lead to cavities. 1 – Not Brushing Twice Per Day  Avoiding cavities begins with proper, routine oral care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises that everyone brushes their teeth twice…
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Our Four Favorite Books about Teeth for Young Children

December 20, 2018

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It can be difficult to communicate the importance of oral health to your young child, and get them excited about visiting the dentist. But, some of our favorite books about teeth will help ease your child’s oral health anxiety, and just so happen to make excellent holiday gifts for children. 1 – What to Expect When…
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Our Favorite Holiday Gifts for Healthy Teeth

December 13, 2018

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Your children have probably made their winter holiday wish list very well known to you, but they probably haven’t asked for gifts that can improve their oral health. With that in mind, here are our favorite holiday gifts for healthy teeth.  An Electric Toothbrush  Electric toothbrushes are handy tools for teeth of all ages, and can make brushing fun for…
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Here’s How to Care for Retainers and Braces

November 21, 2018

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Oral appliances are vital tools in helping someone get a healthy smile. It’s important, then, that someone wearing an oral appliance cares for it properly to ensure its long-term effectiveness. Here’s how to care for two of the most popular oral appliances – braces and retainers. Caring for a Retainer  Retainer care is all about keeping…
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