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Thumbsucking and Your Child’s Teeth

January 9, 2014

Thumbsucking and Your Child's Teeth

  Thumbsucking is a very common habit for young children and is usually nothing to worry about.  However, it can be a concern when the habit continues or when it begins to cause problems with normal oral development.  Here’s everything you need to know about thumbsucking and what can be done to help your child…
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Resolutions for a Cavity-Free Year

December 26, 2013

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Did you know that the most common chronic childhood disease is tooth decay?  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of every five children in the US has an untreated cavity.  More than 51 million school hours are lost every year because of dental problems.  Moreover, nearly 100% of cavities…
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Solutions to 5 Common Causes of Bad Breath

December 12, 2013

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  Bad breath, or halitosis is a common problem for people of all ages.  While some bad breath is normal, such as what’s caused by certain foods, bad breath may also be a symptom of something greater.  Here are five common causes of bad breath and their solutions: Cause: Smelly food Foods with a strong…
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Brushing Right After Eating May Harm Your Teeth

November 28, 2013

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  One of the most surprising facts of caring for your teeth is that you should actually wait at least an hour after eating before brushing.  In fact, brushing right after a meal may actually do more damage than good. Here’s why you shouldn’t brush your teeth immediately after eating. Your tooth enamel, the hardest…
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Chewing Gum: Facts, Fun and Your Teeth

November 14, 2013

Chewing Gum and your teeth

The History of Chewing Gum Chewing gum has a long and fascinating history.  For 5,000 years humans have enjoyed chewing on bark tar, resin from the mastic tree and other plants and grasses.  American Indians made a form of gum from spruce tree sap.  But for most of our history, we have used chicle, a…
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Help For Those Finding it Difficult to Floss

October 17, 2013

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According to the American Dental Association, nearly 20% of Americans never floss.  Many people invariably view flossing as optional which causes it to become one of the most frequently neglected parts of any oral care routine.  But as much of a plaque fighter that your toothbrush is, it simply cannot reach all the tight spots…
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Ideas For A Candy Free Halloween

October 3, 2013

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What if you want to hand out tooth friendly Halloween treats but don’t want to get on the “trick” list?  We believe that a candy free Halloween can be even more fun than one coated in sugar.  Here are 5 ideas to help you be the most popular house on the street while saving tiny…
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