A Wish, A Gift, and A Goal

The season of giving is upon us. And what kid doesn’t like to bask in the warmth of the holiday spirit? Whether you have youngsters just coming of age and beginning to understand the gift of giving, or teens well-acclimated to the joy of caring for another, there is nothing like December to remind everyone in your family of how incredible helping others – and helping...

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19 Habits That Wreck Your Teeth

We want you to stay ahead of the curve and not succumb to these smile saboteurs. This year, keep it simple by avoiding these 19 simple no-no’s, and you’ll be on your way to doing everything right for an amazing smile for life! 1. Chewing on Ice It’s natural and sugar free, so you might think ice is harmless. But munching on hard, frozen cubes can chip or even...

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How to Care for Your Toddler’s Teeth

Getting started on the right foot can make a difference that will last a lifetime. By helping your children establish good habits at an early age, you are increasing the likeliness that they will continue these habits throughout their lives. Following are tips for how to care for your toddler’s teeth.   Brushing and Flossing • At minimum, brush your child’s...

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Oral Health During Pregnancy

The health of a mother’s mouth can impact the health of her baby, so it is especially important to pay attention to oral health during pregnancy. The hormonal changes that take place during pregnancy can increase the likelihood of developing gum disease, which can affect the health of the baby. A study released by the American Dental Association reported that pregnant...

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Keeping Your Baby’s Mouth Healthy

Tiny Teeth Do Big Jobs Even though baby teeth last for a few years — they are still critical to development and require proper care. Baby teeth contribute to: Proper jaw growth and bite alignment (these first teeth act as placeholders for adult teeth) Good nutrition Normal speech development Gum health Bottles and Sippy Cups Avoid constant use of a sippy cup, unless it...

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Helping Patients Feel Comfortable to Ease Dental Anxiety

Having a fear of the dentist is a problem that is all too familiar for many Americans. This is a leading reason why many people, even those with dental insurance, avoid visiting the dentist. This leads to a vicious cycle for those who only visit the dentist when they are facing extreme pain from unresolved dental issues. By the time they get to the dentist, the problem...

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