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Warn Your Teen about the Dangers of Oral Piercings

February 8, 2018

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Did you know that surveys of adolescents and young adults (age 13 – 29) report that 25% to 35% have a body piercing at a site other than the ear lobe? With the rise of oral piercings, many teens are piercing their tongues and lips to enjoy a fashion trend. But, an oral piercing can…
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Is it OK for Kids to Whiten Their Teeth?

January 25, 2018

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A healthy, bright smile is a powerful thing – especially for kids. But many parents turn to whitening products to help improve their child’s smile. One of the most common teeth-whiteners is whitening toothpaste – but is it OK for your child to use? Whitening Toothpaste  Whitening toothpaste can work to remove stains on the surface of teeth, but…
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What is a “Dental Home” and Why is Important for Your Child?

January 11, 2018

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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 not simply visit a general dentist? Extensive Pediatric Training Pediatric dentists have had 2-3 years of special training…
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Top Books Dentists Recommend for Young Children

December 28, 2017

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Raising young children is a full-time job, and as a parent, your child’s health and happiness is your top priority. Taking care of your children’s teeth can be confusing, and sometimes frustrating. But, don’t lose all hope, these books can help young children learn about their teeth, and grow to enjoy taking care of them.  Brush…
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How to Keep Your Teen’s Teeth Healthy

December 14, 2017

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Raising a teenager is a full-time job that can be pretty stressful. But, we’re here to help take some stress off of parents by showing them a few ways to keep their teen’s teeth healthy. Promote a Regular Oral Health Routine  The best way to keep your teen’s teeth healthy is by keeping them in…
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Here’s How Your Child Should be Flossing

November 30, 2017

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Flossing is an important part of getting a healthy smile and keeping cavities and gum disease away. Yet, it is entirely possible to floss the wrong way – and damage sensitive gums in the process. Below, we cover why flossing is important, and a few common flossing mistakes.   Brushing Only Does So Much Flossing removes plaque buildup in the…
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How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Dental Visit

November 9, 2017

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As a parent, you want to choose a dentist that makes your child comfortable and gives them the best dental care available. A pediatric dentist is the absolute best choice for children, and the most qualified to care for children. But, what should parents expect for the first visit, and how can they prepare their child?  What to Expect:  Relaxing Offices Pediatric…
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The Spookiest Halloween Candy for Teeth

October 19, 2017

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For children, Halloween is all about getting spooky costumes, and bagging as much candy as they can get. But how are those sweets affecting your child’s teeth? Today we’ll look at some of spookiest Halloween candy for teeth, and some candy that can be real “treats” this Halloween.   The Tricks  Hard Candy Hard candy is very popular, and comes in nearly every flavor and…
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