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Sports Drinks May be Giving Your Child Cavities

July 12, 2018

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Did you know that spots drinks like Gatorade and PowerAde are consumed by 62% of adolescents every day? Sports drinks are widely popular, and used by people of all ages. But, they are terrible for teeth, and can lead to cavities. Here’s why your family should avoid sports drinks for the sake of your teeth. Most Sports Drinks Have too Much Sugar  Unfortunately, sports drinks can contain more sugar than…
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The Perfect Menu for a Mouth-Healthy Day

June 28, 2018

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A mouth-healthy diet can be a great tool for improving your oral health. But, altering your diet can take a lot of time and research. So, we’ve decided to help by outlining the perfect day of mouth-healthy food. Breakfast: Apple Slices, Mixed Nuts, and Milk  Breakfast is the perfect time to begin a mouth-healthy day of nutrition!…
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When is it Too Soon to Lose a Baby Tooth?

June 14, 2018

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Baby teeth aren’t permanent, but did you know that it’s possible to loose a baby tooth too soon? Here’s everything parents need to know about losing a baby tooth too soon. It’s Too Soon When…  If your child loses a tooth before the age of 3, then you need to schedule an appointment with your pediatric dentist….
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All About Wisdom Teeth

June 4, 2018

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Tales of wisdom teeth often sound like horror stories, but that’s not the whole story. In fact, wisdom teeth were once useful tools that helped ancient people chew and eat. Here’s what you need to know about wisdom teeth. What are Wisdom Teeth?  Wisdom teeth are the back most molars on each row of teeth, and…
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Family Dinner is Important to a Healthy Mouth

May 23, 2018

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Family life can be hectic, and it’s tough to gather the entire family around the table for a meal together. But, a family dinner can be a great tool for parents to help their children get healthier smiles. Parents can Serve Mouth-Healthy Food Dietary choices have a huge influence on your child’s mouth health, and…
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Oral Piercings Can Harm more than just Appliances

May 15, 2018

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Piercings are a trendy way for teenagers to fit in with their friends and express themselves. Teens can pierce just about any part of their body, but it can be particularly concerning when your child gets an oral piercing. Tongue, lip and cheek piercings can damage teeth, gums and cause infections that can lead to more serious illnesses.   Piercings can…
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Sweet Treats are Fine for Teeth

May 10, 2018

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A well-rounded diet is vital for healthy teeth and gums. Unfortunately, dieting means excluding some of your favorite sweets to improve your overall wellbeing. But, never fear: you can still enjoy certain sweet treats that promote a healthy mouth. Dark Chocolate  Dark chocolate might not strike you as mouth healthy – but it’s actually a fantastic…
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4 Quick Tooth Tips for New Parents

May 8, 2018

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Being a new parent is a HUGE challenge filled with thousands of questions and a lot of research. We’re here to help new parents get their children a healthy smile with some of our favorite tooth tips for new teeth! Begin an Oral Health Care Routine Question: do you have to clean baby’s mouth if it has…
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Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

February 22, 2018

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Adequate sleep is vital to leading a healthy life – regardless of age. For parents, it can be tough to know how much sleep your child should get every night. Here’s a quick guide outlining the amount of sleep your child needs for each stage of their development.   Newborns (0 – 3 months): 10 –…
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7 Snacks Better for Your Child’s Teeth than Cheetos

February 8, 2018

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Chips give parents a quick way to satisfy their children’s snacking habits. Chips and other starchy snacks can stick onto teeth long after snack time, and can lead to tooth decay.  The Problem with Cheetos and Starchy Snacks Starchy snacks like crackers, bread and chips tend to stick to teeth after they are consumed. The starch breaks down and turns…
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