dental

5 Tips for Soothing Your Child’s Dentist Phobias

June 16, 2018

The scientific name for anxiety about visits to the dentist office is dentophobia, and the American Dental Society acknowledges that it keeps about 10% of the U.S. population from seeking dental care. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Because dental health can mirror your child’s overall health, it’s vital that you do what … Continue reading "5 Tips for Soothing Your Child’s Dentist Phobias"

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diabetes

Find Out How Diabetes Can Affect Your Child’s Teeth

June 08, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm that about 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. If your child is diabetic, you should know their oral hygiene is especially important. That’s because diabetes often leads to periodontal disease and other problems associated with dental health.

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teeth

Why Opening Things With Your Teeth is a Bad Idea

June 01, 2018

Opening things with our teeth is a bad habit many of us pick up as a child. Whether it’s using our teeth to open a bag of chips, a bottle or a walnut, we’re risking fracturing or cracking a tooth in the process. In this issue, we’ll talk more about how to teach your children … Continue reading "Why Opening Things With Your Teeth is a Bad Idea"

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oral hygiene

4 Ways For Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene During Your Child’s Summer Break

May 25, 2018

The school year will be ending soon. In fact, the last day for classes here in San Diego is Friday, July 20. For many families, summertime means that schedules will soon turn topsy-turvy with vacations and weeklong all-day playtimes for the kids. Because summertime fun can get in the way of daily routines, in this … Continue reading "4 Ways For Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene During Your Child’s Summer Break"

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toothbrush

You’ll Never Believe What You Can Do With Your Old Toothbrush

May 18, 2018

Using a toothbrush at least twice daily is an essential path to good oral health. It helps to prevent tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. However, what do you do with your old brush after buying a new one? You may be surprised at the number of incredible uses for old toothbrushes. We’ll talk … Continue reading "You’ll Never Believe What You Can Do With Your Old Toothbrush"

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teething

Find Out How to Recognize Signs of Teething

May 12, 2018

A baby’s toothless grin can be adorable, but the baby teeth (primary teeth) are lurking just beneath the surface and can become visible practically any time before or after your child’s first birthday. Teething, the first sign that your child’s baby teeth are about to come in, can directly lead to a host of mood … Continue reading "Find Out How to Recognize Signs of Teething"

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Are Energy Drinks Bad For You?

May 04, 2018

If you or someone in your family relies on energy drinks for an extra boost, it’s time to get out of that habit. According to a study published in General Dentistry and reported on National Public Radio (NPR), energy drinks are “significantly more capable” than sports drinks and sodas of causing irreversible tooth damage.

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How To Select The Right Color For Your Braces

April 28, 2018

There are a host of parts in braces, including brackets and archways, but it’s the tiny elastics or bands that can give your smile a bit of personality with a splash of color. In this issue, we’ll talk about how you can help your child pick the right color for braces.

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gum

Find Out What Type of Gum Your Child Should Be Chewing

April 20, 2018

If you allow your child to chew gum, we have a few suggestions to pass along to you. In this article, we’ll talk about how old your child should be before chewing gum and the types of gum that are best for your child’s teeth.

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What’s Causing White Spots On Your Child’s Teeth?

March 30, 2018

While white teeth are generally a good sign of healthy teeth, white spots can be an indicator that there are some problems going on. In this issue, we’ll talk about what could be causing white spots to appear on your child’s teeth and what should be done about it.

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