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Childhood Cavities: What Causes them and How to Stop them

January 11, 2018

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Dental Caries, or cavities, are the most prevalent and preventable disease afflicting children in the United States today. Most people know that to keep cavities away it takes diligent brushing, and a mouth-healthy diet. But, cavities can form from more obscure circumstances that are often easily avoided. Dry Mouth Dry mouth is caused by a lack of saliva, which helps prevent tooth decay and…
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Do Baby Teeth with Cavities Need to be Treated?

December 28, 2017

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Everyone has primary (baby) teeth, and most people (around 60%) experience some level of tooth decay that affects baby teeth. But, baby teeth are temporary, and not as important as adult teeth, right? Wrong. Primary teeth don’t last forever, but they are not expendable and untreated cavities can cause serious immediate harm, and negatively affect how a young…
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Why Does My Child have Bleeding Gums?

December 14, 2017

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Does your child have sensitive gums that bleed when they brush or floss? if they do, then they may have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. But, never fear: gum disease can be diagnosed and treated by a pediatric dentist. Here’s the quick rundown of periodontal disease, sometimes called gum disease. The Basics of Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease manifests…
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5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Child’s Tooth Enamel

November 30, 2017

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Despite its strength, tooth enamel can be eroded, and leave young teeth susceptible to oral disease. This can lead to tooth decay and cavities, and even affect how your child’s smile and bite develops. But, you can take some simple steps to keep their tooth enamel healthy, and help protect their teeth for years to come.  What is Tooth Enamel? Tooth enamel is the…
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Three Tasty Thanksgiving Dishes that Teeth Love!

November 9, 2017

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The great feast is near! Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather in the kitchen, cook all day, and eat themselves into a food-induced daze. It’s a time of great tradition around America, that revolves around football and food. In the spirit of the season, we’ve decided to share some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes that will make…
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How to Help Prevent Cavities this Halloween

October 19, 2017

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This Halloween, your child will surely come into an inordinate amount of candy – all of which is packed with sugar and terrible for teeth. While sugar won’t lead to cavities overnight, it can do some serious damage in the long term. Here’s how you can help prevent cavities this Halloween. Water, Water, Water! Water can drastically improve your child’s overall health,…
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Caring for Baby Teeth Matters – Here’s How to Care for Them

October 6, 2017

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“Baby teeth are temporary, so why are they so important?” Sometimes, baby teeth are overlooked in how vital they are to a smile that lasts a lifetime. But, make no mistake: baby teeth are incredibly important to your child’s smile development, and overall health.   Baby Teeth Help Smile Alignment Baby teeth are temporary, however, if…
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3 Simple Steps to Master Flossing

September 21, 2017

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Brushing alone only covers about 1/3 of the total tooth surface area in your mouth, which leaves a lot of space for plaque – and cavities – to thrive. Flossing removes plaque buildup in the places where toothbrushes can’t reach – between teeth. But, more than 50% of American don’t floss daily, and that’s a…
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Can Healthy Food Hurt Your Child’s Teeth?

August 17, 2017

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A nutritious diet is a great way to help your child get healthier teeth. Whether it’s snacking on granola bars, or choosing fruit instead of potato chips, there are endless dietary actions that you can take to improve your child’s health. But, before you overhaul their diet, you should beware of certain “healthy” foods that are terrible for teeth.   Granola Cereal   Granola is typically advertised…
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