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4 Sure-Fire Tips for a Cavity Free Year

January 1, 2015

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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.  However, nearly 100% of cavities are preventable.  Want a cavity free year? Following these four simple steps can keep…
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5 Tips for Healthy Holiday Smiles

December 4, 2014

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A season of holiday cheer doesn’t mean a holiday from your family’s dental health.  In fact, the change in your schedule and diet means that it is even more essential to be vigilant in maintaining your beautiful smile.  Here are five pointers for a healthy mouth during the holidays: Get up to date on your…
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Four Ways to Say “Thank You” to Your Teeth!

November 20, 2014

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Your teeth are important!  Not only are they the first stage in eating and digestion, but a healthy set of teeth will keep you looking your best.  So perhaps it’s a idea good to say “Thank You” to your teeth for being so awesome.  Here are a few ways you can show your gratitude. Hum…
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When Fruit is Bad for Your Teeth

November 6, 2014

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  With all of the junk food available to kids and adults, it’s hard to imagine that something as seemingly healthy as fruit could ever be bad for your teeth.  And certainly there are a lot of foods that are high in sugar that would be considered far worse for your overall oral health.  Still,…
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Should you worry about your child’s teeth grinding?

October 23, 2014

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Occasionally parents will reach out to us because they’ve been alarmed by the sounds their children make while sleeping. And while it generally goes away, there are a few considerations you should be aware of.

Make Brushing & Flossing Fun: 4 Ideas that Work.

October 9, 2014

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Too often, brushing and flossing can become an afterthought, especially when kids are less than excited about it to begin with. Here are a few tips to make brushing and flossing fun (and regular) in your household:

Recognizing Gum Disease and Taking Early Action

September 25, 2014

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If you or your child’s gums bleed from routine brushing and flossing you should understand that this is not normal. If left untreated, gum disease may mean that teeth are lost or have to be removed.

Being Prepared for Dental Emergencies

September 11, 2014

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When a dental emergency occurs, it’s essential to get prompt treatment.  Of course, the first (and best) step is to have an established dental home.  Whether an injury happens on the playground, in school or at home, having a dental home and maintaining regular dental check-ups and cleanings is the first and best way to…
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