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How Native Americans Cared for Their Teeth before the First Thanksgiving

November 15, 2018

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The toothbrush was first invented and popularized in Europe, so how did Native Americans care for their teeth before being introduced to the toothbrush?  Healthy Dietary Practices The Native Americans were expert hunters and gatherers, and were able to survive completely off of the land. Their diet consisted mostly of corn (maize), beans, squash, fish and game. They would eat…
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Dragon’s Breath? Tips For Children’s Halitosis

November 8, 2018

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Did you know that 50% of Americans are diagnosed with halitosis (bad breath) each year? Bad breath isn’t limited to adults, either. Children can suffer from halitosis that stems from a variety of causes, but there’s usually a way to conquer each cause of children’s halitosis. Food Debris Food sometimes sticks around long after mealtime, and…
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Halloween Candies And Your Child’s Teeth

October 29, 2018

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Halloween is an awesome time for families to dress up like their favorite characters and explore their neighborhoods together, searching for candy. Sweets in moderation are okay – we aren’t the fun police!! Among the “bad candy”, a few Halloween classic candies stand out as scary choices. Circus Peanuts How can a candy named “Circus Peanuts”…
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4 Important Facts about Baby Teeth that You Need to Know

October 17, 2018

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Baby teeth play an important role in helping children develop healthy smiles that grow with them. Here’s five important facts about baby teeth that parents need to know to help their children keep their baby teeth healthy and strong. 1 – Baby Tooth Enamel Is Hard, But Vulnerable Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body,…
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The Risks of Children Playing Sports Without Mouth Guards

September 20, 2018

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Sports can be incredibly fun for children, but they also put them at risk for injury. The severity of a mouth injury is much greater when an accident occurs and there was not a mouth guard in place. Here’s what your child risks when they play sports without a mouth guard. 1 – Broken Teeth  Teeth are hard,…
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Reluctant Brushers? 3 Easy Ways to get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

July 26, 2018

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Toothbrushing may not be the most fun activity for children but it is absolutely necessary for a healthy life. Here’s how parents can encourage their children to brush by making toothbrushing fun! 1 – Brush Together One great way to making brushing fun for young brushers is by brushing with them. This helps you get into a fun routine with your child and have a bit more…
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Rocky Mountain Brown Water and the Wild History of Fluoride

July 12, 2018

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Some of the greatest scientific discoveries occurred by accident. From falling apples, to sandwiches that don’t mold, some of our greatest achievements began as simple analysis of the natural surroundings. Fluoride, one of dentistry’s most powerful tools in the fight against cavities, also has a similar origin story.   The Colorado Brown Stain In 1901, a young…
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4 Ways to Have a Cavity-Free Summer

June 28, 2018

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Summer time presents parents with an excellent chance to help their kids get ahead on their oral health. Here’s how you can help your children have a cavity-free summer. 1 – Maintain an Active Oral Health Routine It can be hard for kids to get into a summer brushing routine if they don’t have to wake…
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My child’s teeth are yellow!

June 26, 2018

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We hear this concern frequently at High Point Pediatric Dentistry!  Baby teeth are usually very white in appearance, but when children begin the stage of losing baby teeth and have newly erupting permanent teeth (mixed dentition), the color shades are very noticeable.  So what’s the deal? Baby teeth are naturally whiter than permanent teeth.  Permanent teeth…
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