15Dec
2017
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Watch Out for These Sneaky Snacks that Harm Teeth

Watch Out for These Sneaky Snacks that Harm Teeth

When it comes to snacks, some parents figure anything is better than candy. While that is true for the most part, there are some snacks that seem pretty healthy but could be hiding a higher risk of tooth decay. Let’s look at five snacks you may want to check the label on before passing them […]

24Oct
2017
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3 Ways to Choose the Right Toothpaste for Your Kids

3 Ways to Choose the Right Toothpaste for Your Kids

When you are choosing toothpaste for your kids to use, there are a number of factors to consider. You want the toothpaste to be effective for preventing cavities but also safe for use by a child. Here are three elements of a good toothpaste for kids. The Right Flavor – Let’s face it – toothpaste […]

17Oct
2017
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Sealants

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a great way to protect your child’s teeth from tooth decay. But what is involved in the process and what are the best options for your kids? We’re about to address some of the most frequently asked questions about dental sealants. What Are Dental Sealants? This is a clear coating that is […]

13Oct
2017
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Tips for Protecting Your Child’s Teeth During Halloween

Tips for Protecting Your Child’s Teeth During Halloween

One of the toughest times of year to protect your child’s teeth as a parent is Halloween. Candy just seems to be everywhere. Educating your kids about how much candy is too much and what types of candy are the easiest on teeth is an important part of avoiding tooth decay and the potential for […]

06Oct
2017
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Does Secondhand Smoke Increase Tooth Decay? The Answer May Surprise You

Does Secondhand Smoke Increase Tooth Decay? The Answer May Surprise You

In Kobe Japan, a study was conducted that looked at the effects of secondhand smoke on the teeth of children. This is important because many children are subjected to secondhand smoke by strangers and relatives alike.  What did the study reveal? Children who are exposed to cigarette smoke as early as the age of 4 […]

22Sep
2017
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Is Chewing Sugar-Free Gum Actually Good for Your Child’s Teeth?

Is Chewing Sugar-Free Gum Actually Good for Your Child’s Teeth?

This actually quite a controversial subject, so we will present to you some of the pros and cons as well as the results of some research that has been performed. Then you, as a parent, will be able to make an informed decision as to whether you want your child to chew sugar-free gum or […]

01Sep
2017
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3 Reasons Diet Soda Is Just as Bad for Kids as Regular Soda (If Not Worse)

3 Reasons Diet Soda Is Just as Bad for Kids as Regular Soda (If Not Worse)

Some parents wonder if diet sodas are better for their kids since it is assumed that the worst thing for teeth is the sugar. Is that really the case? Can you get your kids to stop bugging you for soda by giving them diet soda? Here are 3 important reasons you don’t want diet soda […]

11Aug
2017
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The Importance of Fluoridated Water

The Importance of Fluoridated Water

Fluoridation of water goes back to Grand Rapids, Michigan. This was the first city to add fluorine to their drink water and it was done way back in January 1945 in order to prevent tooth decay. What does fluoride do? Is fluoridated drinking water safe for kids? Why are kids drinking less fluoridated water in […]

08Aug
2017
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3 Best Ways to Keep a Baby’s Smile Healthy

3 Best Ways to Keep a Baby’s Smile Healthy

At BRSH+FLSS, we firmly believe that prevention is the best medicine. That means providing preventative care for your baby’s smile right from the eruption of the first tooth. How can you help your baby to avoid tooth decay and gum problems? Here are three ways:  Schedule the First Pediatric Dentist Visit: According to the American […]

30Jun
2017
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The Top 4 Things that Are Damaging Children’s Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is the primary layer of protection against cavities. Keeping enamel strong can prevent tooth decay and limit the need for restorative dental treatments that are costly. Here are four categories of foods and beverages to watch out for in order to help your children maintain a bright and cheerful smile. Sugary Drinks – […]

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