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15Sep
2017
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A Creative Way to Teach Your Kids to Make Good Food Choices

A Creative Way to Teach Your Kids to Make Good Food Choices

Sugar intake is one of the top issues facing young people in America, especially when it comes to weight and dental health. How can you teach your kids how much sugar is in certain foods in a way that is fun and memorable? Using Sugar Cubes to Create a Visual Impact An inexpensive visual aid […]

08Sep
2017
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3 Reasons to Avoid Giving Kids Gummy Vitamins

3 Reasons to Avoid Giving Kids Gummy Vitamins

Perhaps when you were a kid, your parents gave you chewable vitamins in the shape of cartoon characters. They tasted okay and were easy to take. It was a smart way for your parents to get you to take supplements that you may have needed. However, there is a modern trend in vitamins that is […]

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 […]

03Aug
2017
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Dental Health Issues Faced by Teens

Dental Health Issues Faced by Teens

As your kids hit adolescence, there are an entirely new set of concerns that can affect their future oral health. How can you help to protect your teenager’s dental health for years to come? Here are some issues to look out for that teens specifically face in regard to oral care. Oral care habits – […]

27Jul
2017
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Did Your Kids Inherit Your Sweet Tooth?

Did Your Kids Inherit Your Sweet Tooth?

Do you have to exercise constant self-control to stay away from sweets? Maybe you notice the same tendency in your children. Is it possible that having a sweet tooth is inherited? According to the results of a 2015 study, that may be exactly the case. Sweet Tooth Research The test involved 45 Caucasian men between […]

15Jul
2017
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4 Snacks to Have on Hand During the Summer

When the kids are off from school, they may snack more frequently. That means it is important to have healthy snacks in the fridge during the summer months so that the kids are not constantly reaching for things that have a detrimental effect on oral health. Here are 4 snacks your kids can eat that […]

12Jul
2017
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Just How Bad Is Fruit Juice for a Child’s Teeth?

We regularly discuss the need to keep sodas, sports drinks, and energy drinks away from kids. The fact is, however, that some juices can be just as bad. This is because juice contains a high amount of natural sugar, and then many manufacturers compound that by adding processed sugars or even high fructose corn syrup. […]

10Jul
2017
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Is Xylitol a Better Option for Kids than Sugar?

Your kids may crave sweets, especially when they see other parents allowing children to eat anything they want. Is xylitol your solution to not looking like the bad guy by forbidding most sweetened snacks? While there have been some positive studies performed, and xylitol is definitely not as rough on teeth as sugar, you may […]

24May
2017
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Getting Enough Fluoride in a Bottled Water Society

With nightmare scenarios like what was reported on in Flint, Michigan, it’s no wonder that many families rely on bottle water. However, there is one important factor to consider when it comes to bottled water. Unlike tap water, many brands of bottled water don’t contain fluoride. What is fluoride, and is there another safe way […]

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