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Hard Candy is Hard on Oral Appliances

June 8, 2017

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Hard candy is very popular, and comes in nearly every flavor and size imaginable. But, it can also be very destructive to teeth and oral appliances alike. If your child has an oral appliance, then you should consider these things before letting them eat hard candy.   Dirty Appliances can Lead to Cavities The big issue with a…
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How to Handle a Broken or Lost Tooth

May 25, 2017

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It can be scary when your child gets hurt or has an accident. As a parent, you’re equipped to handle a bruise or a scrape, but what about a broken tooth? Do you know what to do when your child loses a permanent tooth? We have the answers below!  If Your Child Fractures a Tooth Fracturing a tooth is…
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The Basics of Braces

May 11, 2017

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It’s important to consider your child’s long-term oral health as they age and their permanent teeth begin to arrive. As their adult smile begins to form, it’s likely  some form of oral appliance may be needed to aid in shaping a healthy smile. Braces are a fantastic option for many parents, but there are a…
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Mouth-Healthy Snacks to Refuel Your Young Athlete

April 27, 2017

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Pre-packaged sports snacks like granola and energy bars can have high amounts of sugar and stick around after they’re done eating – which can lead to cavities and other oral ailments. To combat this, we’ve listed some of our favorite mouth-healthy foods that are perfect for young athletes that are eating away from home.

Have you Heard The Truth about George Washington’s Teeth?

April 13, 2017

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Have you heard that George Washington had wooden teeth? Well, that’s a popular story – but it’s not true! George Washington, the first President of the United States and revolutionary general, had dental problems his entire life. When he was inaugurated President in 1789, he only had one real tooth remaining in his mouth. A…
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The Best Tools for Keeping Oral Appliances – and Teeth – Clean

March 16, 2017

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Oral appliances can be particularly difficult to clean and keep clean. Orthodontic gear like braces are notorious for attracting germs, and holding onto food particles long after a meal has concluded. This can cause serious enamel damage, and limit the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment. With braces and other appliances, sometimes, brushing twice per day just isn’t enough. Below are some of the best tools for keeping your appliance – and teeth – clean.

How to Avoid Acid Erosion and Protect Your Enamel

March 2, 2017

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Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and the first line of defense against cavities and tooth decay. Despite its strength, tooth enamel can be eroded by acid, and leave your teeth susceptible to cavities. But, you can take some simple steps to avoid acid erosion, and strengthen your tooth enamel. What…
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The Mystery of the Colorado Brown Stain and the History of Fluoride

March 2, 2017

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The Center for Disease Control has called community water fluoridation one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. This is due to its effectiveness, and low cost. In fact, the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, US Public Health Service, and World Health Organization all advocate for fluoridating community water…
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