15Aug
2017
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3 Benefits of Dental Sealants for Children

3 Benefits of Dental Sealants for Children

Dental sealants are used on the teeth of children to help provide an extra layer of defense against cavities. The sealant is applied to the chewing surface of the teeth in a thin layer to help keep food and plaque from having an easy route through the enamel. Thus, sealants can reduce tooth decay in […]

02Aug
2017
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How Often Should Your Kids Get a Dental Checkup?

How Often Should Your Kids Get a Dental Checkup?

You are probably familiar with the recommendation for young and old alike to have a dental checkup twice per year. By having their teeth examined every six months, your children can be helped to avoid cavities and gum disease. Regularly scheduled x-rays can help to anticipate problems and keep a smile healthy. However, there are […]

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 […]

25Jul
2017
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3 Tips for Infant Oral Care

3 Tips for Infant Oral Care

Babies start to experience the eruption of teeth at around 6 months of age. As a new parent, it is important to understand how to care for these freshly emerging teeth. Why? Because they will be important to your child’s ability to eat solid food in the coming months and years, and because they are […]

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 […]

14Jul
2017
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3 Considerations When Buying Your Kid a New Toothbrush

The recommendation is to change a toothbrush every 3 months or anytime you can see visible wear on the bristles. That having been said, you still want to choose the right toothbrush for your child. Here are 3 things to consider when you are picking up a new brush. Toothbrush Size – If your child […]

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 […]

23Jun
2017
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How to Buy the Right Toothpaste for Your Kids

Home dental care is a vital part of protecting your children from tooth decay. An important element in that home care is selecting the right toothpaste for your kids. Here are some suggestions to help you pick a safe and effective option. Considerations When Choosing a Toothpaste One of the main factors to look into […]

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