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Don’t Let Halloween Candy Leave Your Teeth Looking Scary!

Sugary snacks and candy may seem like a sweet treat to you, but to your teeth it’s downright terrifying! Sugar that is left on your teeth leads to the production of acid that eats away at your enamel causing tooth decay and cavities. Cavities can vary in severity, some needing just a filling while others […]

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How to Properly Care for Your Toothbrush

Getting your child in the habit of practicing good oral hygiene is critical and taking care of the toothbrush is just as important as taking care of the teeth. Brushing your teeth is only effective if you have a clean toothbrush to properly get the job done. Rinse After You Use Your Toothbrush Make sure […]

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Why Children Should Avoid Sugary Sports Drinks

With the warm weather fast approaching, kids are looking for juices and energy drinks to cool down. However, even sports drinks such as Gatorade are filled with sugar, leaving kids craving even more sugary treats. Sports drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade are filled with carbs, minerals and electrolytes. These beverages replace water and electrolytes […]

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Tooth-Friendly Snacks for Your Kids

Is your little one running to the fridge after school? That time between after school and waiting for dinner is usually spent snacking. However, kids often gravitate towards sticky, chewy and salty treats. Children need to be eating foods that are packed with minerals and vitamins.  Below are several tasty snacks that are great for […]

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Preparing Your Child for Their First Dental Visit

Children should be seen by a dentist by the age of one or at least within 6 months after his or her tooth comes in. The first dental visit will be relatively short, giving the child an opportunity to meet the dentist and to show him or her that the dentist can be a pretty […]

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5 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Braces Clean

If you’ve recently purchased braces for your child, then you definitely understand that these are a major investment. Making sure your child takes care of his or her braces is critical as it ensures they’ll have a healthy, beautiful smile in the near future. When your son or daughter eats sticky candies, chews bubble gum […]

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Tooth Friendly Snacks for Kids

It can be challenging to encourage healthy eating habits for your little one. Children tend to gravitate towards cookies, cakes, ice cream and of course, candy. When children consume an excess amount of sugar and fructose, their teeth are in for some trouble. Bacteria in the mouth forms plaque on the teeth and when sugar […]

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Tips for Helping Your Child Deal with Sensitive Teeth

Most children try to avoid brushing their teeth at all costs and some kids need to do this because their teeth are much too sensitive. There are several reasons for this but it can be difficult for a parent to determine the root of the issue. Determining what to use for sensitive teeth means you […]

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Why It’s Important to Clean Your Tongue

It’s common knowledge that brushing and flossing twice a day is crucial but if you avoid brushing your tongue, you aren’t properly fighting bacteria. The buildup of bacteria on your tongue isn’t from harmless saliva, it’s microorganisms that gather on the surface of the tongue. Killing the bacteria on the tongue is much more difficult […]

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Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

Bleeding gums typically occur when flossing or brushing teeth and while a small amount of blood may not seem like anything to worry about, when this happens consistently you shouldn’t ignore it. This can happen if pregnant or if you suffer from gingivitis. If you’ve recently changed your oral care routine, your gums could also […]

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