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Your Children Aren’t Flossing and It’s Doing More Damage than You Think

November 15, 2018

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Flossing is incredibly important to keep the spaces between teeth clean, which are often neglected. If your child doesn’t floss regularly, then their teeth – and overall health – could suffer.   Excessive Plaque and Cavities If your child is not flossing, then plaque can build up between their teeth and lead to cavities. Plaque is…
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Dental Cavities Just Love Halloween Candy Binges

October 25, 2018

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Halloween is a fantastic holiday for families to enjoy their neighborhoods, and gives children a chance to fill their jack-o-lanterns with some serious candy. As fun as it is for children, Halloween candy is terrible for teeth. Here’s why cavities thrive on Halloween candy, and how you can help your child enjoy their Halloween candy…
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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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