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How Tobacco Ruins Teeth

March 8, 2018


90% of adult smokers began smoking as teens, and each day more than 3,200 Americans younger than 18 try their first cigarette. Unfortunately, tobacco has zero health benefits and can lead to nicotine addiction and serious disease. Tobacco can also harm more than your overall health – it can hurt teeth and gums, too. Tobacco Hurts Teeth  Tobacco use harms…
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How Diabetes Affects Kids Teeth

February 22, 2018


Did you know that periodontal (gum) disease is the most common dental disease affecting those living with diabetes? Here’s how the disease affects kids teeth, and how parents can help their children manage their oral health while living with diabetes. Diabetes and Gum Disease  People with diabetes are at higher risk for gum disease because…
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Mouth-Health Valentine’s Day Treats

February 8, 2018


Valentine’s Day is a day where people everywhere share candy and sweet treats with their loved ones. It can be fun to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but eating too many treats can harm tooth enamel and lead to tooth decay. This Valentine’s Day, you can celebrate with some treats that will please your taste buds without damaging…
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Here’s How Preventing Cavities can Save Your Child’s Life

January 25, 2018


Cavities are the most common disease afflicting children today, and they’re almost completely preventable. But, did you know that cavities affect other diseases as well? Here’s how cavities and tooth decay are linked to other common ailments. Tooth Decay Can Lead to Infection – Or Worse Severe cavities and tooth decay are major causes of tooth loss, which makes you more prone to infection. In…
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4 Quick Tooth Tips for New Parents

January 11, 2018


Being a new parent is a HUGE challenge filled with thousands of questions and a lot of research. We’re here to help new parents get their children a healthy smile with some of our favorite tooth tips for new teeth! Begin an Oral Health Care Routine Question: do you have to clean baby’s mouth if it has…
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Don’t Let Your Child Use Their Teeth as Tools

December 28, 2017


Did you know that you can crack or fracture your teeth if you use them improperly? In fact, cracked and fractured teeth are the third leading cause of tooth loss. If your child decides to use their teeth for anything other than eating, then they face an increased risk of damaging their teeth and facing costly dental…
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Stocking Stuffers for Kids of all Ages that help Teeth Shine!

December 14, 2017


Those of you celebrating Christmas are quite familiar with stockings, and have surely filled them with little gifts on more than one occasion. This year, we suggest balancing out some of the candy and tiny treats with some mouth-healthy stocking stuffers!   Toothbrush – Great for Any Age   Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months, depending upon…
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Oral Piercings Can Harm more than just Appliances

November 30, 2017


Piercings are a trendy way for teenagers to fit in with their friends and express themselves. Teens can pierce just about any part of their body, but it can be particularly concerning when your child gets an oral piercing. Tongue, lip and cheek piercings can damage teeth, gums and cause infections that can lead to more serious illnesses.   Piercings can…
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