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5 Signs of Gum Disease and How to Treat It

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Periodontal disease – more well known as gum disease – affects nearly half of Americans every year. Here’s some common signs of gum disease, and what to do if your child contracts periodontal disease. 5 Signs of Gum Disease  1 – Bleeding gums that regularly occur during or after brushing.   2 – Gum discoloration. Healthy…
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3 Stocking Stuffers that Hurt Teeth

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Christmas is a wonderful time of year to gather with family and shower your loved ones in gifts and excellent meals. But, before you stuff your family’s stockings with care, be sure that you’re not packing it with anything that will hurt your children’s teeth. Candy Canes  The penultimate Christmas candy and stocking stuffer, the…
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Add These Mouth-Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes to Your Table

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Thanksgiving is a great holiday to test your culinary skills and spend some quality time with your family in the kitchen. But, a lot of Thanksgiving dishes are loaded with unnecessary sugar, and terrible for oral health. This Thanksgiving, add some mouth-healthy dishes to your family’s table.   Sautéed Green Beans Green beans are a very popular vegetable…
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Why Is Candy Passed Out During Halloween?

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Halloween is one of America’s favorite traditions, and gives us an incredible opportunity to get outside and celebrate our community with friends and neighbors alike. But, did you know that we haven’t always passed out candy during Halloween? In fact, Halloween isn’t even an American holiday.   European Tradition Halloween used to be known as The Festival of Samhain, which…
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The 3 Grossest Ways Kids Use Their Teeth

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Teeth are meant for chewing and processing food, yet children can find some interesting ways to use their teeth outside of eating. The problem is that teeth can crack or fracture when used improperly, which can lead to tooth loss. Here’s 3 of the grossest – and riskiest – ways children use their teeth. Holding and Cutting…
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Packing the Perfect Mouth-Healthy Lunch

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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.    Avoid Sugary Drinks – Even “Healthy” Drinks  Allowing children to sip on sugary beverages over long periods of time increases their exposure…
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Why Baby Teeth Matter for an Adult Smile

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Did you know that baby teeth can affect incoming adult teeth? More than just chewing and smiling, baby teeth can actually impact the health and well being of incoming adult teeth. Here’s why healthy baby teeth matter for an adult smile.   Healthy Baby Teeth Keep Kids in School Your child’s oral health is directly related to…
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Parent’s Guide to Dental Visits with Less Stress

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Getting your child excited about visiting the dentist can be tough, and many children feel stressed about visiting for the first time. Here’s how parents can help their children be excited for their first dental visit.  Show Your Child the Office Online  Before you take your child into a dentist’s office for the first time, take a few minutes to…
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