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Ease up on your gums — don’t brush your teeth too hard!

February 4, 2020

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A lot of patients go at their teeth like they were sanding an old floor—that is to say, way too hard! Brushing too hard is probably the most common mistake patients make in their oral care routine, and it can be detrimental to the gums and teeth. What can brushing too hard cause? Receding gums…
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Treatment and Diagnosis for Your Child’s Teeth Grinding

January 22, 2020

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The habit of grinding teeth can be both painful and harmful for your children. If you discover that they are frequently grinding their teeth—a condition called bruxism—here is some helpful information on the problem, and how you can find help to put a halt to it. How to Know if Your Child is Grinding Sometimes,…
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Can children be at risk for periodontal disease?

January 3, 2020

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You want to check all the boxes when you consider your child’s dental health. You make sure your child brushes twice daily to avoid cavities. You’ve made a plan for an orthodontic checkup just in case braces are needed. You insist on a mouthguard for dental protection during sports. One thing you might not have…
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Summer Sports and Mouthguards

June 17, 2019

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School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other equipment you’ve collected over the school year (that’s where that other shoe went!), be sure to keep one item handy: your mouthguard. Team and contact…
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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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