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Sweet Treats are Fine for Teeth

May 10, 2018

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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These Foods Destroy Oral Appliances

April 19, 2018

Caring for an oral appliance can be difficult, but it is absolutely imperative. If your oral appliance is not clean, then it won’t properly function. One way to keep your appliance clean is by avoiding foods that can harm it.  Nuts  Nuts are very hard, and can do real damage to oral appliances. Nuts can destroy rubber…
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Teeth & Tummies! 5 Foods that are Great for Tooth & Gut Health

April 6, 2018

A mouth-healthy diet can go a long way in helping your entire family improve their oral health, but can also better your general health as well. Here are 5 foods that your teeth – and stomach – will love.  1 – Probiotic Yogurt  Probiotic yogurt is an absolute must-have for those seeking mouth & gut health. Yogurt…
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4 Keys to a Healthy Mouth

March 23, 2018

A healthy mouth is something that parents can help their child attain right in the comfort of their own home. Here are 4 important keys to a healthy mouth for children – and adults! 1 – Maintain a Proper Oral Health Routine  Food debris left on your child’s teeth encourages bacteria growth that eats away at…
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Why Does My Child have Bad Breath?

March 8, 2018

Children can get bad breath from a variety of sources, and it’s actually an incredibly common and treatable condition. In fact, 50% of Americans are diagnosed with bad halitosis (bad breath) each year. But never fret, bad breath comes from a number of innocent sources, most of which can be easily fixed. Poor Oral Hygiene…
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Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

February 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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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