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  • Calcium’s Role in Your Child’s Dental Hygiene

    We’ve all heard that calcium builds strong bones and promotes overall health. You’ve seen enough “got milk?” ads to have that message ingrained into your mind for a lifetime. But a lot of people are generally unaware of why calcium is so important to your health.

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    5 Surprisingly Bad Foods for Kids’ Teeth

    While a healthy and well balanced diet will generally promote strong dental health, some healthy foods are surprisingly damaging to tooth enamel. Here is a look at five child food favorites that could harm your child’s teeth—along with tips on how to manage these foods when they are a part of your child’s diet.

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    Sugar Free Snack Ideas for Kids

    We all know that sugar contributes to tooth decay. However, there’s more to it than that. Some generally healthy foods can be worse for your teeth than, say, a chocolate bar. Timing comes into play, too. Eating sugar during a meal isn’t as bad for your teeth as a sugary snack between meals. How Tooth

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    Teeth-Friendly Solid Foods for Your Baby

    Making the transition to solid foods for your baby can be tricky. Babies are typically ready to start making the transition at 4 to 6 months of age, but you should always give your baby the time that he or she needs to start eating soft, solid foods. Another thing that complicates the transition is

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    Protecting Your Child’s Teeth during Sports

    If your child plays any sport, be it softball, football, or soccer, you’ve probably spent some time worrying about a broken arm or sprained ankle. But one type of injury that many parents forget to worry about is dental injury. A child faces the risk of injuring his or her face or mouth when playing

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    Your Baby’s Dental Health Timeline

    Young parents typically have many questions surrounding their child’s dental health, such as when they can expect teeth to grow in and how soon they should plan to start caring for teeth. Here is a brief outline of how you can expect your child’s dental health to progress over the coming years, along with some

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    Common Children’s Flossing Issues—and How to Combat Them

    Daily flossing is essential for strong dental health, so it’s important to help your children develop the habit of flossing daily when they are very young. There are, however, a few things that you should keep in mind when it comes to flossing and your children’s teeth. Here is a look at common issues when Continue Reading
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    Why Do My Child’s Baby Teeth Need Fillings?

    As you probably know, fillings are commonly used to treat cavities—in both children and adults alike. Cavities are especially common in young children. According to the five-year National Health and Nutrition Study, nearly have of children ages 2 to 11 experience dental caries. But you may be wondering about your child’s baby teeth: “If it’s

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    Preparing Your Child for the First Dental Visit

    Many parents want to know: what should I do about my child’s first dental visit? When should it happen, and how can I prepare for it? Do It Early   The American Dental Association recommends that all children visit a dentist right around their first birthday. There are a few reasons for this: first of

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    Halloween Candy Tips

    It’s October! And that means that Halloween is just around the corner. The most-dreaded holiday of dentists everywhere can lead to the most-dreaded dental visit of patients everywhere.. unless you encourage your kids to take care with their candy consumption.

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