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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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Parents: Many Homeopathic Teething Remedies are Unsafe!

January 25, 2018

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Teething can be a painful experience for an infant, and make life a lot louder for parents. Many parents will do anything they can to soothe their child, and ease their teething pain. But, parents should stay away from some common homeopathic teething remedies that are very dangerous for teething infants. Teething Gels One common type…
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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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