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The Worst Thanksgiving Dishes for Teeth

November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving is all about food and family, but some classic Thanksgiving dishes are absolutely terrible for teeth.   Stuffing Stuffing is a Thanksgiving classic that can really harm teeth. That’s because most stuffing recipes revolve around bread. Starches like bread provide cavity-causing bacteria the energy they need to chip away at tooth enamel. Additionally, starches can be very sticky and…
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The Top-5 Scariest Teeth in the Animal Kingdom!

October 25, 2018

Teeth are pretty incredible, and in the animal kingdom, teeth can be pretty terrifying! Here’s our list of the scariest teeth found in the wild. 5 – Great White Sharks The Great White Shark is the largest predatory fish on earth, and it wields a lot of impressive teeth. Great White Sharks have around 3,000 teeth in…
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These Halloween Candies Can Destroy Teeth

October 11, 2018

Halloween is an awesome time for families to dress up like their favorite superheroes and explore their neighborhoods together, searching for candy. However, candy contains a lot of sugar and is really unhealthy for teeth. But, among the bad candy, a few Halloween classic candies stand out as truly bad for teeth. Circus Peanuts  How can a…
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Dragon’s Breath? Here’s how to Fix Children’s Halitosis

September 28, 2018

Did you know that 50% of Americans are diagnosed with bad halitosis (bad breath) each year? Bad breath isn’t limited to adults, either. Children can suffer from halitosis that stems from a variety of causes, but there’s usually a way to conquer each cause of children’s halitosis.  Food Debris  Food sometimes sticks around long after mealtime,…
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4 Important Facts about Baby Teeth that You Need to Know

September 13, 2018

Baby teeth play an important role in helping children develop healthy smiles that grow with them. Here’s five important facts about baby teeth that parents need to know to help their children keep their baby teeth healthy and strong. 1 – Baby Tooth Enamel is Hard, but Vulnerable  Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body,…
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The Risks of Children Playing Sports without Mouth Guards

August 30, 2018

Sports can be incredibly fun for children, but they also put them at risk for injury. Did you know that your child is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to their teeth when they aren’t wearing a mouth guard? Here’s what your child risks when they play sports without a mouth guard. 1 – Broken Teeth  Teeth…
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Reluctant Brushers? 3 Easy Ways to get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

July 26, 2018

Toothbrushing is not the most fun activity for children but it is absolutely necessary for a healthy life. Here’s how parents can encourage their children to brush by making toothbrushing fun! 1 – Brush Together One great way to making brushing fun for young brushers is by brushing with them. This helps you get into a fun routine with your child and have a bit…
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Rocky Mountain Brown Water and the Wild History of Fluoride

July 12, 2018

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries occurred by accident. From falling apples, to sandwiches that don’t mold, some of our greatest achievements began as simple analysis of the natural surroundings. Fluoride, one of dentistry’s most powerful tools in the fight against cavities, also has a similar origin story.   The Colorado Brown Stain In 1901, a young…
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4 Ways to Have a Cavity-Free Summer

June 28, 2018

Summer time presents parents with an excellent chance to help their kids get ahead on their oral health. Here’s how you can help your children have a cavity-free summer.  1 – Maintain an Active Oral Health Routine  It can be hard for kids to get into a summer brushing routine if they don’t have to wake…
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