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E-cigarettes, Teenagers and Oral Health

January 15, 2015

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More teenagers have tried Electronic Cigarettes than adults, with statistics showing as many as 10% of high school students having tried the latest trend in smoking compared with only 2.7% of adults. E-cig use has exploded in the past few years, and many people claim to have stopped smoking traditional cigarettes because of them.  While…
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4 Sure-Fire Tips for a Cavity Free Year

January 1, 2015

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of every five children in the US has an untreated cavity.  More than 51 million school hours are lost every year because of dental problems.  However, nearly 100% of cavities are preventable.  Want a cavity free year? Following these four simple steps can keep…
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Seven Healthy Teeth Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas Your Kids Will Love

December 18, 2014

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Looking for a few last-minute ideas to fill the stockings you’ve hung with care?  Here are ideas for a few items that will get little ones excited about taking care of their teeth this coming year! A New Toothbrush Everyone loves a new toothbrush.  For the holidays, pick one that will get your kids excited…
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5 Tips for Healthy Holiday Smiles

December 4, 2014

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A season of holiday cheer doesn’t mean a holiday from your family’s dental health.  In fact, the change in your schedule and diet means that it is even more essential to be vigilant in maintaining your beautiful smile.  Here are five pointers for a healthy mouth during the holidays: Get up to date on your…
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Four Ways to Say “Thank You” to Your Teeth!

November 20, 2014

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Your teeth are important!  Not only are they the first stage in eating and digestion, but a healthy set of teeth will keep you looking your best.  So perhaps it’s a idea good to say “Thank You” to your teeth for being so awesome.  Here are a few ways you can show your gratitude. Hum…
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When Fruit is Bad for Your Teeth

November 6, 2014

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  With all of the junk food available to kids and adults, it’s hard to imagine that something as seemingly healthy as fruit could ever be bad for your teeth.  And certainly there are a lot of foods that are high in sugar that would be considered far worse for your overall oral health.  Still,…
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Should you worry about your child’s teeth grinding?

October 23, 2014

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Occasionally parents will reach out to us because they’ve been alarmed by the sounds their children make while sleeping.  It’s not uncommon for children to grind their teeth, especially during sleep.  In fact, some estimates put that number close to 33%.  Tooth grinding, or bruxism, is most common when baby teeth begin to emerge and…
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Healthy Habits for your Kids

October 15, 2014

Your kids’ teeth problems are usually quite common, and usually not serious. Most importantly, according to Colgate, all children’s teeth and gum issues are fixable. You may have the toughest kid on the block, but even if your little boy or girl is able to handle themselves in the playground, your dentist will tell you…
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