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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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The 3 Grossest Ways Kids Use Their Teeth

October 11, 2018

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Teeth are meant for chewing and processing food, yet children can find some interesting ways to use their teeth outside of eating. The problem is that teeth can crack or fracture when used improperly, which can lead to tooth loss. Here’s 3 of the grossest – and riskiest – ways children use their teeth. Holding and Cutting…
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Packing the Perfect Mouth-Healthy Lunch

September 28, 2018

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As a parent, you can help your child achieve a healthy smile in many different ways. One way you can greatly help is by packing a lunch that improves their oral health.    Avoid Sugary Drinks – Even “Healthy” Drinks  Allowing children to sip on sugary beverages over long periods of time increases their exposure…
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Why Baby Teeth Matter for an Adult Smile

September 13, 2018

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Did you know that baby teeth can affect incoming adult teeth? More than just chewing and smiling, baby teeth can actually impact the health and well being of incoming adult teeth. Here’s why healthy baby teeth matter for an adult smile.   Healthy Baby Teeth Keep Kids in School Your child’s oral health is directly related to…
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Six Quick Tips for a Mouth-Healthy School Year

August 30, 2018

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As school begins for families in the area, we thought we’d help ease some of the back-to-school madness by offering busy parents some quick tips that can help their children have a mouth-healthy school year. 1 – Schedule a Checkup  Oral health ailments cause millions of children to lose valuable school hours every year. You can help keep…
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Parent’s Guide to Dental Visits with Less Stress

August 16, 2018

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Getting your child excited about visiting the dentist can be tough, and many children feel stressed about visiting for the first time. Here’s how parents can help their children be excited for their first dental visit.  Show Your Child the Office Online  Before you take your child into a dentist’s office for the first time, take a few minutes to…
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Quick Tips for Keeping Your Night Guard Clean

July 26, 2018

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Night guards are fantastic oral appliances that can help protect teeth from the damaging effects of clenching and grinding. But, night guards must be kept clean to operate properly. Here’s everything you need to know to keep your night guard clean and protecting your teeth!  Rinse First Thing in the Morning  After you wake up,…
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