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Serving Snacks: Your Best Summertime Bets

July 14, 2021

Serve the Right Kind of Crunch Potato chips are standard party fare but they may bring unwanted guests into your mouth! Chewed-up chips often settle in the pits of your teeth, giving cavity-causing bacteria the chance to make a meal from your teeth. Yuck! Instead, put apples and pears on your fruit platter and stock…
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Three Quick Tips for Summer Smiles

June 23, 2021

Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay:   STAY ON A ROUTINE Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks show, resist the temptation to skip…
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Bad Breath In Kids

March 15, 2021

Bad breath, also called halitosis, is pretty common and affects both adults and kids alike. It’s completely normal to have bad breath from time to time, especially first thing in the morning or after eating smelly foods like onions and garlic. What Causes Bad Breath? There’s no reason to worry if your child has bad…
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First Dental Visit

February 17, 2021

It’s no surprise that a trip to the dentist may make your child a bit anxious. Many parents say their child is “terrified” of the dentist; others say their child won’t open their mouth at the dentist, and some even say their kids scream at the dentist! Surprisingly, these are all natural and predictable responses….
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All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth!

December 21, 2020

For many people, one of the best things about the holiday season is hearing familiar, cheerful songs playing everywhere you go. Among those Christmas favorites is a tune that puts a different spin on a kid’s wish list. Everybody knows “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth,” which was first recorded by…
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My child has canker sores! How can I help?

December 17, 2020

According to the American Association of Pediatric Density, roughly one in five children suffers from canker sores. Canker sores are small sores that appear inside the cheeks, on the lips, on the surface of the gums, and under the tongue. Even though, canker sores are not contagious, they do tend to run in families. There…
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A History of Thanksgiving

November 24, 2020

Thanksgiving is a great occasion; one we look forward to at our office–although this year probably looks quite a bit different for many. It’s a time to be with loved ones if possible (wearing a mask), give thanks, indulge in over-the-top dining, and best of all, welcome the start of the holiday season. Unlike most…
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Proper Brushing Techniques

October 29, 2020

Brushing your teeth properly removes the food particles and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. However, you do not want to scrub your teeth or gums heavily. A heavy hand can lead to tooth and gum erosion, as our staff sees all too often. You should also use a soft bristle…
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