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Children Flossing—Start Good Habits Early

April 28, 2016

Much has been written about the importance and teaching of brushing, however flossing is equally important. Flossing helps to remove food and plaque from in between the teeth where the toothbrush cannot reach. Many parents are under the misconception that flossing is not necessary for the primary (baby) teeth. However, experts concur that flossing is...  read more

Is your child’s diet destroying their tooth enamel?

April 26, 2016

As parents, we have become very diligent when it comes to our children’s brushing, flossing and dental visits. Diet also plays a very important factor in optimum oral health. In addition to the obvious sugary treats, certain foods increase the chances of the tooth enamel becoming discolored or decayed. We need to pay close attention...  read more

Stem Cells—How They Can Protect Your Family's Future Health

April 19, 2016

Today we hear a lot of talk on new information about stem cells, and how they can be crucial in helping fight a potentially dangerous disease that may strike a family member. While many people find this news comforting, few really understand the advancements in science behind it and the ease and availability to take...  read more

Calming Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

April 15, 2016

A good number of adults are terrified of the dentist, so it would make sense that the fear of the dentist is much greater in children. The good news is that with the proper tools, you can help your child overcome anxiety associated with dental visits in order to make sure they receive consistent oral...  read more

Play it safe! Mouth guards can make all the difference

April 7, 2016

How many times has an accident happened and you wished you could have taken back those precious minutes before or have thought about more preventative measures you could have taken? We want to enjoy cheering our children on during team sports and experience their laughter during playground fun. However, increased activity also means greater odds...  read more

Nip your child’s smile wrecking habits in the bud.

April 4, 2016

As parents, no matter how diligent we are with our children’s brushing, flossing and dental visits, sometimes children may exhibit certain habitual behavior patterns or food choices that may ultimately be harmful to their teeth. It is important to be on the lookout for these habits and work with your child as early as possible...  read more

Dental care for special needs children could prove to have its challenges.

March 29, 2016

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 5 households in the U.S. include at least one child with a special health care need. [1] Special needs children generally need help with all of their daily activities, and maintaining proper dental care is no exception. It is now documented by many...  read more

What is fluoride and how can it help prevent tooth decay?

March 23, 2016

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. Fluoridated water can be found in about two-thirds of cities and towns in the United States. Fluoride also plays an important role in today’s oral health care in preventing tooth decay. How does fluoride help prevent cavities? A process called “demineralization” refers to...  read more

The Dentist Fear Factor—How to Deal With This in Children.

March 18, 2016

Both children and adults alike experience Dentophobia—fear of going to the dentist. Like many phobias, the feelings are very real and anxiety producing. Many adults have suffered with a lifetime of poor oral health because this fear was not dealt with at a young age, and as a result have compromised overall health. The causes...  read more

5 Dental Habits Your Child Should Kick

March 15, 2016

It’s never too early to instill good dental habits in your children. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends a child’s first check up by the first tooth or the first birthday, whichever comes first. Here are some dental habits you can help your child kick to set the stage for a lifetime of good...  read more

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