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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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Quick Tips to Help Your Child Beat Thumb Sucking

June 14, 2018

Thumb sucking and finger sucking are habits common in many children. In fact, nearly one third of all children suck on their thumbs or fingers in their first year of life. Sadly, thumb sucking is an unhealthy oral habit that can have many different consequences down the line. Thumb Sucking can Cause Oral Health Problems  Unfortunately, thumb sucking can lead…
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How Dental Crown Help Children’s Teeth

June 4, 2018

In a perfect world teeth would never need maintenance, and every smile would be healthy and bright. But, life isn’t perfect, and teeth sustain a lot of wear over time. Luckily, dental crowns are a fantastic way to combat a number of tooth ailments and improve overall oral health. Dental Crowns Alleviate Multiple Problems  Dental crowns…
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How Parents can Prepare for Common Dental Emergencies

May 10, 2018

Life can’t be completely mapped out, but parents can take some practical steps to prepare for some common dental emergencies. Fractured Tooth Kids play rough, and their teeth sometimes bear the brunt of their actions. If your child fractures a tooth, then gather what fragments and store them in a clean container of cool water, saliva, or…
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The Top Vitamins & Minerals Your Child Needs for Healthy Teeth

April 19, 2018

There’s much more to oral health than simply brushing and flossing. In fact, the food you eat plays a large role in getting a healthy mouth. Here’s some of the most important vitamins and minerals that contribute to optimum oral health.   Vitamin A  One of the absolute best vitamins for overall oral health is vitamin A. That’s…
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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

April 6, 2018

Your child needs sleep, that’s a fact. But they require different amounts of sleep as they age. Here’s a quick guide outlining how much sleep your child during each stage of their development.  0 – 3 Months Old  Sleep can be hard to come by with a newborn baby. That’s because newborns need a total of 10 – 18 hours of sleep per day…
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Family Dinner is Important to a Healthy Mouth

March 23, 2018

Family life can be hectic, and it’s tough to gather the entire family around the table for a meal together. But, a family dinner can be a great tool for parents to help their children get healthier smiles. Parents can Serve Mouth-Healthy Food Dietary choices have a huge influence on your child’s mouth health, and…
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How Tobacco Ruins Teeth

March 8, 2018

90% of adult smokers began smoking as teens, and each day more than 3,200 Americans younger than 18 try their first cigarette. Unfortunately, tobacco has zero health benefits and can lead to nicotine addiction and serious disease. Tobacco can also harm more than your overall health – it can hurt teeth and gums, too. Tobacco Hurts Teeth  Tobacco use harms…
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How Diabetes Affects Kids Teeth

February 22, 2018

Did you know that periodontal (gum) disease is the most common dental disease affecting those living with diabetes? Here’s how the disease affects kids teeth, and how parents can help their children manage their oral health while living with diabetes. Diabetes and Gum Disease  People with diabetes are at higher risk for gum disease because…
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Mouth-Health Valentine’s Day Treats

February 8, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day where people everywhere share candy and sweet treats with their loved ones. It can be fun to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but eating too many treats can harm tooth enamel and lead to tooth decay. This Valentine’s Day, you can celebrate with some treats that will please your taste buds without damaging…
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