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My toothbrush did what?

July 29, 2021

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If you were to put your toothbrush bristles under a high-powered microscope, what you would see might give you nightmares: millions of bacteria, busily crawling up and down your toothbrush bristles, consuming proteins that came from your mouth, and still clinging to the bristles even after you’ve rinsed them with water. Rinsing your toothbrush after…
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Who’s afraid of the dentist?

July 15, 2021

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Is the sound of a drill enough to make your child flinch or cringe? Does he or she worry about the twice-yearly dental checkup at our office? Trust us when we say your child is not alone! To help eliminate that distress, our team put together five steps to help your child overcome his or…
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Snacks for Healthy Teeth

July 1, 2021

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Concerned parents often ask us which kinds of snacks are best for a child’s teeth. While most know that candy isn’t always the best choice, many parents are confused about which kinds of after-school snacks can actually be beneficial for teeth. Left to their own devices, children might pick the sugary snack that comes in…
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When Is a “Cavity” Not a Cavity?

June 17, 2021

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Is this a trick question? After all, you and your family probably already know quite a lot about cavities: It all begins when bacteria-filled plaque sticks to teeth and starts to attack enamel. How? Because the bacteria in plaque use the sugars and other foods we eat to produce acids. These acids gradually weaken teeth…
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Can a Night Guard Mean Sweet Dreams for Your Child?

June 3, 2021

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Sometimes the reason for a poor night’s sleep is obvious. Maybe your child watched a scary movie. Or loaded up on sugar before bed. Or can’t get to sleep after a night of computer screens or video games. Not much we can do about these problems. Sometimes, though, the cause of your child’s sleep difficulties…
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Brushing: Before or after breakfast?

May 20, 2021

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In a perfect world, we would all jump out of bed ready to greet the day with a big smile and a toothbrush close at hand to clean our teeth immediately. But if you can’t even find your toothbrush before you’ve had your first cup of coffee, does it really make a difference if you brush and…
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Dental X-rays and Your Child

May 6, 2021

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We’re parents, so we worry. It comes with the job description! That’s why we make sure our children use toothbrushes with soft bristles and apply just the right amount of fluoride toothpaste. That’s why we make regular appointments with their dentists for preventive care and examinations. And that’s why we want to know all about…
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Smile! It’s Time for Arts & Crafts!

April 22, 2021

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If you have a child who loves arts and crafts, try some of these creative projects with a dental twist. One of these activities is sure to give your child something to smile about! Toothbrush Art Why throw away that used toothbrush when you can help your young child make art with it? Give it…
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