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Back to School Teeth-Friendly Lunch Ideas

Bring out the backpacks and sharpen those #2 pencils – its back to school time! Starting school can be a hectic time for many families. Sending kids to school with the right school supplies and textbooks is just as important as sending them to school with a tooth-friendly packed lunch. Providing children with a healthy, […]

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Keep Kids Away From Soda

Sip soft drinks all day, and get decay. A strong link exists between soda consumption and tooth decay. Additionally, habitual soda consumption can lead to childhood obesity, diabetes, and behavioral problems. Acids and sugars both damage and soften tooth enamel, leaving it susceptible to tooth decay and even tooth loss. How Soda Attacks Your Child’s […]

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The Importance of Baby Teeth

Many people disregard the importance of baby teeth due to their temporary nature. However, baby teeth serve some very valuable functions for children by aiding in their health and development. What are baby teeth needed for? Chewing and eating Developing proper speech Providing space in the jaw for permanent teeth that are growing under the […]

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Discovering the Different Types of Braces

Few people are born with perfectly straight teeth. Luckily for you and your children, there are many types of braces that can help correct teeth alignment. Orthodontic treatment can have a huge impact on your oral health and confidence. Your orthodontist and dentist may recommend any of the following different types of braces to help correct […]

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When Should My Child First See a Dentist?

Many parents often ask, “At what age should I schedule my child’s first dental visit?” The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends, “First visit by first birthday.” They suggest that the best time for a child’s first dental check up is when they turn one. The idea of such early dental visits can be surprising […]

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How to Avoid the “Scary” Aftermath of Your Children’s Tooth Health This Halloween

While the Halloween festivities may be over, now the challenges begin with the worries about what all that sugar and candy may be doing to your children’s dental health. Since it can be difficult to keep your teeth clean from the endless bags of candy and trick-or-treating. Halloween certainly presents parents with a variety of […]

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How to help develop your child’s good flossing habits

Starting a new school year means getting back into daily routines. Your daily routine should include developing your child’s good flossing habits to prevent bacteria and build up that could lead to gum disease over time. When should my child start flossing? Flossing is necessary once a child’s teeth begin to fit closely together. This […]

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