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Our Four Favorite Snack for Healthy Teeth

April 11, 2019

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Snacking often gets a bad rep because most people snack on junk food. But, you can rest easy knowing that there are healthy snacks that can actually improve your smile.   1 – Apples  Apples are packed with fiber, and that’s great news for teeth. Fiber is an excellent nutrient for mouth-health, and supports a healthy digestive…
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Here’s Why Pediatric Dentists are Perfect for Children of All Ages

March 28, 2019

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises that parents establish a dental home for their child before their first tooth emerges, or around the ages of 8 – 10 months. But, what is a dental home, and why is it important? Why can’t your child just visit a regular dentist?  Extensive Pediatric Training  Pediatric dentists…
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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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