7 Snacks Better for Your Child’s Teeth than Cheetos


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!


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


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?


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?


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


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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3 Simple Steps to Master Flossing


Brushing alone only covers about 1/3 of the total tooth surface area in your mouth, which leaves a lot of space for plaque – and cavities – to thrive. Flossing removes plaque buildup in the places where toothbrushes can’t reach – between teeth. But, more than 50% of American don’t floss daily, and that’s a problem….
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Is Your Child Playing Sports this Year? Don’t Forget this Important Item….


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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