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Will Chewing Ice Ruin My Child’s Teeth?

March 14, 2019

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Chewing ice is a common habit that can cause a surprising amount of damage. Here’s how chewing ice can ruin teeth, which may end up in a costly trip to the dentist or orthodontist.  Fractured Teeth Teeth may seem tough and sturdy, but they aren’t designed to crunch very hard objects like ice. Chewing ice can…
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How Parents can Help Kids Learn to Brush Their Teeth

February 28, 2019

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Toothbrushing can be tough for young children to pick up, but it’s absolutely vital for developing a healthy smile. Here’s how parents can encourage their children to brush my making toothbrushing fun!   1 – Brush Together  One great way to making brushing fun for young brushers is by brushing with them. This helps you get into…
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Teen Vaping is on the Rise – and It’s Terrible for Teeth

February 14, 2019

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Teen use of e-cigarettes and nicotine vaporizing devices is on the rise, with nearly 4 in 10 high-school aged children reporting that they regularly use the devices. Unfortunately, these electronic cigarettes and vaporizers contain nicotine, which is an addictive substance that is terrible for teeth, and the entire body.  First: Tobacco Hurts Teeth & Overall Health  Tobacco use harms…
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Is Mouthwash a Good Way to Clean Teeth?

January 24, 2019

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Mouthwash is a great way to freshen breath and keep gums healthy, but is it good for cleaning teeth? Here’s what you need to know about mouthwash and its benefits. There are Two Main Types of Mouthwash There are generally two types of mouthwashes available: cosmetic and therapeutic. Cosmetic mouthwash gives your mouth a clean, pleasant taste and reduces bad breath….
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3 Reasons Why Calcium is a Dental Super-Mineral

January 17, 2019

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Calcium is one of the best substances to promote overall health, but it’s particularly healthy for teeth! Here’s why. 1 –  The Human Body LOVES 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 function, and aides…
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5 Signs of Gum Disease and How to Treat It

December 20, 2018

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Periodontal disease – more well known as gum disease – affects nearly half of Americans every year. Here’s some common signs of gum disease, and what to do if your child contracts periodontal disease. 5 Signs of Gum Disease  1 – Bleeding gums that regularly occur during or after brushing.   2 – Gum discoloration. Healthy…
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3 Stocking Stuffers that Hurt Teeth

December 13, 2018

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Christmas is a wonderful time of year to gather with family and shower your loved ones in gifts and excellent meals. But, before you stuff your family’s stockings with care, be sure that you’re not packing it with anything that will hurt your children’s teeth. Candy Canes  The penultimate Christmas candy and stocking stuffer, the…
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Add These Mouth-Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes to Your Table

November 21, 2018

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Thanksgiving is a great holiday to test your culinary skills and spend some quality time with your family in the kitchen. But, a lot of Thanksgiving dishes are loaded with unnecessary sugar, and terrible for oral health. This Thanksgiving, add some mouth-healthy dishes to your family’s table.   Sautéed Green Beans Green beans are a very popular vegetable…
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Can Candy be Mouth-Healthy?

November 15, 2018

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People love candy, and what’s not to love? It’s sweet, and you can enjoy it pretty much anywhere. But, if you eat too much candy, your teeth will suffer. So, are there any types of candy that are healthier for teeth?  Dark Chocolate  Dark chocolate contains polyphenols, which are natural chemicals that limit the buildup…
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Why Is Candy Passed Out During Halloween?

October 25, 2018

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Halloween is one of America’s favorite traditions, and gives us an incredible opportunity to get outside and celebrate our community with friends and neighbors alike. But, did you know that we haven’t always passed out candy during Halloween? In fact, Halloween isn’t even an American holiday.   European Tradition Halloween used to be known as The Festival of Samhain, which…
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