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What is a “Dental Home” and Why is Important for Your Child?

January 11, 2018

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises that parents establish a dental home for their child before their first tooth emerges, or around the ages of 8 – 10 months. But, what is a dental home, and why is it important? Why not simply visit a general dentist? Extensive Pediatric Training Pediatric dentists have had 2-3 years of special training…
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Top Books Dentists Recommend for Young Children

December 28, 2017

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Raising young children is a full-time job, and as a parent, your child’s health and happiness is your top priority. Taking care of your children’s teeth can be confusing, and sometimes frustrating. But, don’t lose all hope, these books can help young children learn about their teeth, and grow to enjoy taking care of them.  Brush…
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How to Keep Your Teen’s Teeth Healthy

December 14, 2017

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Raising a teenager is a full-time job that can be pretty stressful. But, we’re here to help take some stress off of parents by showing them a few ways to keep their teen’s teeth healthy. Promote a Regular Oral Health Routine  The best way to keep your teen’s teeth healthy is by keeping them in…
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Here’s How Your Child Should be Flossing

November 30, 2017

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Flossing is an important part of getting a healthy smile and keeping cavities and gum disease away. Yet, it is entirely possible to floss the wrong way – and damage sensitive gums in the process. Below, we cover why flossing is important, and a few common flossing mistakes.   Brushing Only Does So Much Flossing removes plaque buildup in the…
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How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Dental Visit

November 9, 2017

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As a parent, you want to choose a dentist that makes your child comfortable and gives them the best dental care available. A pediatric dentist is the absolute best choice for children, and the most qualified to care for children. But, what should parents expect for the first visit, and how can they prepare their child?  What to Expect:  Relaxing Offices Pediatric…
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The Spookiest Halloween Candy for Teeth

October 19, 2017

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For children, Halloween is all about getting spooky costumes, and bagging as much candy as they can get. But how are those sweets affecting your child’s teeth? Today we’ll look at some of spookiest Halloween candy for teeth, and some candy that can be real “treats” this Halloween.   The Tricks  Hard Candy Hard candy is very popular, and comes in nearly every flavor and…
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Candy Alternatives for Halloween

October 6, 2017

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Halloween is a fantastic time of year for families across the world to get together and indulge on candy. Unfortunately, candy is mostly made up of sugar, and pretty terrible for teeth. Sugar feeds harmful bacteria teeth, and creates acid that erodes enamel. This ultimately cavities, which is why you should limit the number of sugary…
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These Crazy Ingredients Used to be in Toothpaste

September 21, 2017

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Oral health care has a long and weird history that stretches back to ancient cultures and includes numerous ingredients and tools that have helped carve the path for modern dentistry. Today, we look at some of the crazy ingredients that used to be in toothpaste. Rock Salt and Dried Iris Flowers The ancient Egyptians (particularly…
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