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Category Archives: Oral Hygeine

  • Child grinding teeth in sleep

    Why Does My Child Grind Her Teeth?

    Many parents ask us: what’s up with my child grinding her teeth in her sleep? Tooth-grinding can make parents worry, but the problem is more common than most people think. About Bruxism Bruxism is the technical term for teeth-grinding. Short-term, bruxism can cause pain and stress in the jaw and neck. It can even contribute

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  • Stocking Stuffers for Healthy Teeth

    The holidays are a season filled with joy and love. And sugar. The holidays are generally filled with pies, puddings, and candy. There’s nothing wrong with indulging every once in a while and letting yourself enjoy the holiday season. But with all of the sugar that you and your children are consuming during these last

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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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  • child eating carrot sticks

    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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  • baby teeth

    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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  • girl flossing

    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
  • dental fillings

    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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  • Halloween

    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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  • boy in dental chair

    What to Do If Your Child Has a Cavity

    Do you suspect that your child might have a cavity? Here is what you should do.

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  • child using mouthwash

    Mouthwash Dos and Don’ts

    Many people love using mouthwash because of the fresh feeling it can leave in your mouth—and it just so happens to offer quite a few oral health benefits as well. Using mouthwash on a regular basis can help cut down on cavities, flush the mouth of harmful bacteria, and freshen breath temporarily. A few months

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