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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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Here’s How Preventing Cavities can Save Your Child’s Life

January 25, 2018

Cavities are the most common disease afflicting children today, and they’re almost completely preventable. But, did you know that cavities affect other diseases as well? Here’s how cavities and tooth decay are linked to other common ailments. Tooth Decay Can Lead to Infection – Or Worse Severe cavities and tooth decay are major causes of tooth loss, which makes you more prone to infection. In…
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4 Quick Tooth Tips for New Parents

January 11, 2018

Being a new parent is a HUGE challenge filled with thousands of questions and a lot of research. We’re here to help new parents get their children a healthy smile with some of our favorite tooth tips for new teeth! Begin an Oral Health Care Routine Question: do you have to clean baby’s mouth if it has…
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Don’t Let Your Child Use Their Teeth as Tools

December 28, 2017

Did you know that you can crack or fracture your teeth if you use them improperly? In fact, cracked and fractured teeth are the third leading cause of tooth loss. If your child decides to use their teeth for anything other than eating, then they face an increased risk of damaging their teeth and facing costly dental…
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