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Is Sugar Always Bad for Teeth? That Depends…

August 17, 2017


Eating too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, but it can be difficult to find snacks or cook without sugar. However, there is an all-natural sweetener that can help clean teeth and still satisfy your sweet tooth. Here’s how sugar can lead to cavities, and why xylitol is a sugar substitute you should know about. Sugar…
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What Is Gingivitis?

August 3, 2017


Gingivitis is a type of periodontal disease, which is sometimes called gum disease. Nearly half of all Americans have some sort of periodontal disease, and gingivitis is the most common. Luckily, a dentist can treat and completely reverse the effects of gingivitis if it is detected early. Gingivitis – Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It causes the gums to become red, swollen, and…
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Handy Snacks for Healthy Teeth

July 21, 2017


As a busy parent on-the-go, it can be tempting to give your children pre-packaged snacks to satisfy their hunger and save a little time. But, a lot of packaged snacks contain a high amount of sugar or carbohydrates, which can lead to cavities. However, you can give your child delicious snacks that they love, and keep their…
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Is Your Family Getting Enough Calcium?

July 6, 2017


Calcium plays a key role in promoting oral health, and maintaining healthy bones. Here’s everything you need to know about why calcium is important to a healthy diet.   What is Calcium?  Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, and supports healthy bodies in many ways. Calcium is required for a healthy heart, helps with muscle…
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The Weird and Kind of Disgusting History of Fluoride

June 22, 2017


  The Center for Disease Control has called community water fluoridation one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. This is due to its effectiveness, and low cost. In fact, the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, US Public Health Service, and World Health Organization all advocate for fluoridating community water supplies….
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Are Sweets Always Bad for Teeth?

June 8, 2017


Sugar feeds the harmful bacteria on your teeth, and creates acid that erodes enamel. This causes plaque and ultimately cavities, which is why you should limit the number of sugary foods and drinks your family consumes. But, are all sweets terrible for teeth? Not necessarily.   Real Dark Chocolate is Mouth Healthy Milk chocolate contains a…
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Buying Your Child’s First Toothbrush

May 25, 2017


One of the most important tools in your child’s mouth-health arsenal is their toothbrush. Often overlooked and under considered, it is vital that you take the time to buy the right toothbrush for your child. Below are some smart shopping guidelines to consider when buying your child’s next toothbrush.    Bristles Bristles come in all shapes and sizes,…
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Help Your Child’s Smile with Mouth-Healthy Lunch Ideas!

May 11, 2017


It’s easy to monitor your child’s oral health when they are at home, but not so much when they are outside of your parental guidance.  When they are at school lunch, your child is exposed to an array of food options that aren’t very healthy for their teeth. To help parents, we’ve chosen some of…
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