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Sports Drinks Not a Tooth-Healthy Alternative to Soda

March 17, 2016


Kids and teens love sports drinks. In fact, studies have shown that these “thirst quenchers” are consumed by 62% of adolescents every day. But are they good for your child’s body or teeth? And are they truly necessary for sports performance? Here are a few facts:

Four Ways to Fight Foul Breath

March 3, 2016


  Bad breath can affect people of all ages.  Using mouth sprays and mints only cover up symptoms because bad breath is the result of bacteria build up. When air passes over that bacteria, it dries and causes a foul smell. There are four easy ways you and your children can avoid this persistent problem and…
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Cutting Back on Sugar, Five Tips

February 18, 2016


Too much sugar can be bad news for your health.  When left on your teeth, sugar gives bacteria the food it needs to thrive and create cavities.  Further, high sugar has been linked to obesity, diabetes and poor heart health.  And while the average American consumes 22 grams of sugar a day (that’s twice the…
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Why Choose a Dentist that Focuses on Pediatric Patients?

January 21, 2016


While most parents understand the benefits of having a pediatrician for their child instead of simply a general doctor, it’s not often clean why a pediatric dentist is just as necessary and preferable over a general dentist.

Tips to Make Your Child (and you!) a Pro Flosser

January 7, 2016


Flossing removes plaque between the teeth and gum-line where a toothbrush can’t reach. In fact some sources indicate that brushing alone only reaches 35% of your tooth surfaces.  Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most overlooked practices in caring for our teeth.   You should floss your child’s teeth daily until he or she can do…
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Your Kids Will Love These Simple After School Snack Ideas

December 24, 2015


One of the challenges of eating healthy is time.  Busy parents often find that warming up a frozen snack or opening a packaged sweet is easier than making something healthy. Add to the problem of convenience the fact that many kids can be choosy about what they eat. We believe that having healthy teeth begins…
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