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Is Your Child Playing Sports this Year? Don’t Forget this Important Item….

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Is your child considering playing soccer, volleyball, or football this year? If so, then it is absolutely imperative that they have a mouth guard. This year, nearly 25 million children in the United States will play youth sports, and 1 in 3 young athletes will suffer an accidental injury. Mouth guards go a long way in protecting your child…
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Can Healthy Food Hurt Your Child’s Teeth?

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A nutritious diet is a great way to help your child get healthier teeth. Whether it’s snacking on granola bars, or choosing fruit instead of potato chips, there are endless dietary actions that you can take to improve your child’s health. But, before you overhaul their diet, you should beware of certain “healthy” foods that are terrible for teeth.   Granola Cereal   Granola is typically advertised…
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Tooth brushing Tips for All Ages

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Caring for your child’s mouth is important for their current health and long term tooth development. Keeping a clean mouth helps prevent cavities, infection and gum disease, and it also creates a healthy smile as they get older. However, your child’s oral care routine – and toothbrush – should change over time as well. Below are some tips to help you clean their mouth as they age. …
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Can Chewing Gum Fight Cavities?

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Chewing gum is a great way to freshen your breath with mint or cinnamon flavoring, but did you know that some chewing gum can actually improve your oral health? Gum sweetened with xylitol can help you freshen your breath and keep your mouth healthy. That’s because xylitol has the sweet benefits of traditional sugar, but it…
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The Perfect Dental Travel Kit for a Busy Summer

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Summer is here and with it comes a much needed respite from school and work. As exciting as extended breaks can be, we can sometimes fail to adequately maintain our oral health. Luckily, there is an easy and effective way to stay on top of your oral health while on vacation. This summer, help your family keep their teeth healthy with a dental travel kit.  …
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What is a Dental Home and Why is it Important?

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Choosing a dentist for your young child can be a hard and confusing process. As a parent, you want to choose someone that makes your child comfortable and gives them the best dental care available. Here’s why a pediatric dentist is the absolute best choice for children, and how their office is a comfortable dental home.   Pediatric Dental Offices are Inviting Pediatric dentists seek…
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Why Sports Drinks are Terrible for Teeth

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Sports drinks are widely popular, and used by people of all ages. But, children and teenagers are particularly fond of sports drinks. In fact, studies have shown that these “thirst quenchers” are consumed by 62% of adolescents every day. But, sports drinks can be awful for teeth, and can give cavities the fuel they need to…
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Common Flossing Mistakes

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Flossing is an important part of getting a healthy smile and keeping cavities and gum disease away. Yet, it is entirely possible to floss the wrong way – and damage your teeth in the process. Below, we cover why flossing is important, and a few common flossing mistakes.   Brushing Only Does So Much Flossing removes plaque buildup…
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