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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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Are Energy Drinks Bad For Your teeth?

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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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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teeth

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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Why Your Child Should Not Be Using Tobacco

Why Your Child Should Not Be Using Tobacco

March 16, 2018

Despite repeated warnings, about 8 of every 100 (8%) high school students and 2 of every middle school students (2.2%) admit to smoking cigarettes in the past 30 days. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data also reveals that about 6 of every 100 high school students (5.8%) said they … Continue reading "Why Your Child Should Not Be Using Tobacco"

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orthodontics

How to Know If Your Child Needs Orthodontic Treatment

March 09, 2018

By the age of 7, your child’s mouth will most likely have grown to a point so that a dentist will be able to tell how it will develop when permanent teeth begin to emerge. If there are potential issues on the horizon, orthodontic treatment may be needed. In this issue, we’ll delve deeper into … Continue reading "How to Know If Your Child Needs Orthodontic Treatment"

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tooth decay

How to Put Together a Battle Plan Against Tooth Decay For Your Child

February 23, 2018

We hear a lot about the term “tooth decay,” and for good reason. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, about four (4) million children between the ages of 2-11 experience a cavity. In this issue, we’ll talk more about tooth decay, how it commonly develops and the steps you can take … Continue reading "How to Put Together a Battle Plan Against Tooth Decay For Your Child"

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flu

Why Oral Health Is So Important During Flu Season

February 02, 2018

We’re in the midst of another flu season, and this year’s version is definitely making its presence felt. According to officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s flu season seems especially rough because the entire continental U.S. has reported flu symptoms during the same week – the first time that’s happened … Continue reading "Why Oral Health Is So Important During Flu Season"

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Here's What To Know If Your Child Wants An Oral Piercing

Here’s What To Know If Your Child Wants An Oral Piercing

December 29, 2017

Each generation seems to adopt new ways of expressing themselves, and oral piercings appear to be the latest rage among today’s teenagers to announce their individuality.  When it comes to piercing parts of the mouth (tongue, cheek, and lip), parents need to be concerned about the potential physical damage that it can cause. In this … Continue reading "Here’s What To Know If Your Child Wants An Oral Piercing"

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How You Can Prevent Your Toddler’s Tooth Decay

How You Can Prevent Your Toddler’s Tooth Decay

December 22, 2017

Tooth decay knows no age limit. For young and old alike, it can be a serious issue. Parents across the country were rocked just a couple of years ago when news broke that – for the first time in 40 years – reports of children getting cavities in their baby teeth were on the rise. … Continue reading "How You Can Prevent Your Toddler’s Tooth Decay"

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