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Recognizing Gum Disease and Taking Early Action

September 25, 2014


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


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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Your Kids Will Love These Tooth Friendly After-School Snacks

August 28, 2014


The time when your child’s school serves lunch to when your family eats dinner often means that little tummies need a snack to hold them over.  But snacking doesn’t have to be a health disaster.  In fact, it can be a great opportunity to provide much needed vitamins and minerals to fuel your child’s active…
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Thumbsucking: Bad For Little Mouths?

August 14, 2014


Not all children suck their thumbs or fingers and for those that do, it’s not always problematic. For some children, however, the thumb sucking habit can be a hard one to break. This can have a negative impact on growing mouths and developing teeth, causing the front teeth to push forward over time. According the…
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7 Tips for Teething Babies

July 31, 2014


Teething can be an uncomfortable time for babies, with little gums experiencing tenderness and swelling as emerging teeth break through the surface.  In light of a recent FDA warning against using lidocaine for teething infants, we wanted to put together a few helpful tips for managing this sometimes-difficult time for your child. Massage sore gums….
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Four of the Best Tips to Encourage Kids to Brush

July 17, 2014


Use music or video to keep kids brushing longer. One of the biggest challenges to adequate brushing is getting kids to brush their teeth for a full two minutes.  The 2Min2X website is a great resource with several cartoons and music videos that last exactly two minutes.  Fun tools like this make it easier for…
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Three Great Ideas for a Tooth-Happy July 4th

July 3, 2014


You don’t have to totally abandon care for your teeth in order to have a good time during the holidays. Here are three great ideas to keep you smiling this July 4th weekend.

Teenage Teeth: Seven Guidelines Parents Should Follow

June 19, 2014

Dental care for teens

    As children become more independent, parents often have less direct influence over their child’s oral care. The transition to adolescence means that schedules become more crowded and teens are left with more responsibility in caring for their own teeth.  Too often, this results in first-time cavities and missed opportunities to catch dental issues…
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