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How to Avoid a Dental Emergency this Halloween

October 11, 2018

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To help parents prepare for Halloween, we’ve outlined some ways to help them avoid – and handle – some common dental emergencies. Oral Cuts  Oral cuts can happen any time during the day, but Halloween presents extra challenges for some. That’s because a lot of popular Halloween costumes for kids feature scary, pointy teeth. Fake teeth…
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What to Expect for your Child’s First Adult Teeth

September 28, 2018

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Teething can be a painful process for young children, and a confusing time for parents, and the process doesn’t end when your child’s last baby tooth arrives. Here’s what parents can expect from their child’s first adult teeth. The “6-Year” Molars  The first adult teeth to emerge are almost always the first molars on the…
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Essential Tips for Baby-Proofing Your House

September 13, 2018

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New parents have a lot to handle as they welcome an infant into their home. Here’s some essential tips that can help new parents baby-proof their house and make it safer for their brand new family member. Don’t Let Things Tumble Down  The U.S. Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that more than 16,000 children under the age…
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Is Your Child’s Diet Hurting their Teeth?

August 30, 2018

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Your child’s diet has a large effect on their oral health, and certain foods are healthier for teeth than others. Here’s how some food hurts teeth, and some healthier alternatives for snacking.  Types of Food that Harms Teeth  Some common children’s snacks and drinks can cause a lot of damage to teeth and tooth enamel….
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Back-to-School Checklist for Healthy Children’s Teeth

August 16, 2018

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As your family prepares to go back-to-school, we wanted to give you a quick checklist that will help prepare your children for a mouth-healthy school year! Fresh Toothbrush  Did you know that you should replace your child’s toothbrush, or electric toothbrush head every 3 – 4 months? Toothbrushes face a couple of different problems that can…
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The Sworn Enemies of Oral Appliances

July 26, 2018

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Straightening teeth and getting a healthy bite can be an uphill battle. To keep oral appliances clean and working properly, it’s incredibly important that you keep their sworn enemies at bay. Jawbreakers and Jollyranchers  Hard candy can absolutely wreak havoc on oral appliances. Hard candy can expose teeth to an extended sugar attack. Hard candy dissolves slowly, which allows bad…
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3 Summer Smoothies that are Great for Teeth

July 12, 2018

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Summer time is the time of year for cold, refreshing treats that help you and your family beat the heat. This summer, we’ve created some smoothies that are easy to make, and that your teeth will appreciate! Scrumptious Strawberry and Watermelon  Watermelon is high in vitamin C, which greatly benefits your teeth and gums by…
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5 Fast Foods that are Harming Your Teeth

June 28, 2018

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It can be difficult to make all of your own meals at home, which often makes fast food necessary. But, if you decide to treat your family to fast food, watch out for these things that can destroy teeth. Shakes  Shakes are loaded with sugar, and often contain more sugar than one person should eat in any…
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