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 […]

12May
2017
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Why Children Should Never Have Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are incredibly popular, but that doesn’t make them good for you or your teeth. For kids, the dangers can be particularly prevalent. Not only may energy drinks affect a child’s sleep and heart rate, but they can also increase the risk of dehydration, affect maturation of the body, and have a terrible effect […]

21Apr
2017
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Swap Out These Common Snacks to Improve Dental Health

As a busy parent, you probably spend a lot of time preparing fast snacks for your kids, sometimes to take to school and other times for around the home or while traveling. There’s nothing wrong with quick snacks. In fact, some can be really good for a child’s teeth. Unfortunately, many common snacks are bad […]

07Mar
2017
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Providing Children with the Right Guidance

Most parents know that limiting sugar intake is important for avoiding cavities, but did you know that a well-balanced diet can actually strengthen teeth and help your children to have lifelong healthy smiles? Here are a some of the foods that make up a nutritious diet that benefits oral care. #1: Raw Vegetables Raw veggies […]

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