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Summer Sports and Mouthguards

June 17, 2019

School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other equipment you’ve collected over the school year (that’s where that other shoe went!), be sure to keep one item handy: your mouthguard. Team and contact…
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Are My Child’s Baby Teeth on Schedule?

May 31, 2019

  Your darling three-month old is crying and fussy—can she be teething already? Or, your happy baby boy has just celebrated his first birthday—with only one tooth in that beautiful, gummy smile. Is this normal? Probably! While baby teeth do typically erupt (come in) in the same order for all babies, and around the same…
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Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

May 16, 2019

Today, our team thought we would answer some of the most frequent questions about pediatric dentistry and oral health we hear from parents. What constitutes a “healthy, balanced diet” for my child? A healthy, balanced diet contains all the nutrients your child needs to grow, including one serving each of fruits and vegetables, breads and…
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Healthy Sleep Schedules for Children of All Ages

April 25, 2019

Your child needs sleep, that’s a fact. But they require different amounts of sleep as they age. Here’s a quick guide outlining how much sleep your child during each stage of their development. 0 – 3 Months Old  Sleep can be hard to come by with a newborn baby. That’s because newborns need a total of 10 – 18 hours of sleep per day…
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The Super Guide to Toothbrushes for all Ages

April 11, 2019

As your child grows up, their mouth will change and grow along with them. It’s important for the developing teeth and gums that your child has the right toothbrush for their age.  Babies 1 – 12 months  A baby’s first tooth doesn’t typically erupt until they are 8 months old, but it’s still important to keep their mouth…
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How to Pack a Lunch that Promotes Oral Health

March 28, 2019

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. Stay Away from Sugary Granola Granola cereal, dried fruit and trail mix can seem like healthier options, but they’re often packed with extras…
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Will Chewing Ice Ruin My Child’s Teeth?

March 14, 2019

Chewing ice is a common habit that can cause a surprising amount of damage. Here’s how chewing ice can ruin teeth, which may end up in a costly trip to the dentist or orthodontist.  Fractured Teeth Teeth may seem tough and sturdy, but they aren’t designed to crunch very hard objects like ice. Chewing ice can…
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How Parents can Help Kids Learn to Brush Their Teeth

February 28, 2019

Toothbrushing can be tough for young children to pick up, but it’s absolutely vital for developing a healthy smile. Here’s how parents can encourage their children to brush my making toothbrushing fun!   1 – Brush Together  One great way to making brushing fun for young brushers is by brushing with them. This helps you get into…
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Teen Vaping is on the Rise – and It’s Terrible for Teeth

February 14, 2019

Teen use of e-cigarettes and nicotine vaporizing devices is on the rise, with nearly 4 in 10 high-school aged children reporting that they regularly use the devices. Unfortunately, these electronic cigarettes and vaporizers contain nicotine, which is an addictive substance that is terrible for teeth, and the entire body.  First: Tobacco Hurts Teeth & Overall Health  Tobacco use harms…
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Is Mouthwash a Good Way to Clean Teeth?

January 24, 2019

Mouthwash is a great way to freshen breath and keep gums healthy, but is it good for cleaning teeth? Here’s what you need to know about mouthwash and its benefits. There are Two Main Types of Mouthwash There are generally two types of mouthwashes available: cosmetic and therapeutic. Cosmetic mouthwash gives your mouth a clean, pleasant taste and reduces bad breath….
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