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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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Quick Tips for Keeping Your Night Guard Clean

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Night guards are fantastic oral appliances that can help protect teeth from the damaging effects of clenching and grinding. But, night guards must be kept clean to operate properly. Here’s everything you need to know to keep your night guard clean and protecting your teeth!  Rinse First Thing in the Morning  After you wake up,…
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Sports Drinks May be Giving Your Child Cavities

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Did you know that spots drinks like Gatorade and PowerAde are consumed by 62% of adolescents every day? Sports drinks are widely popular, and used by people of all ages. But, they are terrible for teeth, and can lead to cavities. Here’s why your family should avoid sports drinks for the sake of your teeth. Most Sports Drinks Have too Much Sugar  Unfortunately, sports drinks can contain more sugar than…
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The Perfect Menu for a Mouth-Healthy Day

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A mouth-healthy diet can be a great tool for improving your oral health. But, altering your diet can take a lot of time and research. So, we’ve decided to help by outlining the perfect day of mouth-healthy food. Breakfast: Apple Slices, Mixed Nuts, and Milk  Breakfast is the perfect time to begin a mouth-healthy day of nutrition!…
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