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  • February Is Children’s Dental Health Month

    THE CDC REPORTS THAT 1 in 5 children (between ages 5 and 11) in the US have untreated tooth decay. Not only should tooth decay be treated in regular dental appointments, it should be prevented! Tooth decay is 100 percent preventable with effective personal care and regular dental cleanings. In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month, we’re spreading the word about children’s dental health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDiBhwID3C8 YOU Can Help Little Ones Have Healthier [...]

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    Preparing For Your Child’s First Dental Visit

    SEEING A BABY’S FIRST SMILE is a wonderful moment in a new parent’s life–that little grin leaves a lasting impression! Visiting the dentist early ensures that your child’s smile remains happy and healthy. First Tooth Pop In? Time To Schedule Their Appointment! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental appointment once their first tooth appears or no later than their first birthday. Although this may seem early for a first visit, [...]

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    How Your Oral And Overall Health Are Linked

    WE’VE SAID IT BEFORE AND WE’LL SAY IT AGAIN… taking care of your teeth and mouth is more than just about cosmetics, it’s about your health! When you think of being healthy, your mouth probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But your oral and overall health are more intertwined than you think. Your Mouth Is The Gateway To The Rest Of Your Body According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s 2000 report, “Oral health and general health should not be interpreted as separate [...]

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    When To See The Dentist

    January 11, 2017
    When To See The Dentist

    BECAUSE PREVENTION IS such a major part of good dental care, it’s critical to visit the dentist for regular checkups. In most cases, two regular dental cleanings a year will be all you need, but not always. So what are the signs that you shouldn’t wait until your next scheduled appointment to come back? For this blog post, we’ve listed the top five. 1. Aches Of Any Kind If you’re experiencing tooth pain, that could mean a cavity has gotten to the point where the dental pulp is getting[...]

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    4 Tips For A Younger Looking Smile

    THERE ARE COUNTLESS methods we use to try and turn back the clock on our appearance. Whether it’s hip wardrobes and hairstyles or costly cosmetic surgeries, people go to great lengths to recapture the look and feeling of their youth. Despite all of these anti-aging fads and gimmicks, studies show your smile can do more to make you look younger than anything else! Good Oral Hygiene Keeps Your Smile Looking Younger, Longer The simplest thing you can do to keep Father Time at bay is to [...]

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    Helping Your Child Trust The Dentist

    EVEN THOUGH WE ALL know how important it is to go to the dentist, dental anxiety can make many people avoid crucial dental checkups. For some, dental anxiety starts in childhood and lasts a lifetime. How can we help our children start out with a positive mindset towards the dentist so that they will always seek the professional care and attention their teeth need as adults? Be Honest But Avoid Negativity The most important thing you can do for your child is to not make a trip to the dentist [...]

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    Some Of History’s Fun And Bizarre Dental Stories

    HISTORY IS FULL of outrageous tales about teeth! How many of these dental facts have you heard before? The Dental Woes That Won the Battle Of Yorktown? During the Revolutionary War, George Washington wrote a letter to his dentist requesting some dental cleaning tools to be sent to New York, noting that the American forces wouldn’t be in Philadelphia any time soon. The correspondence was intercepted by the British, making them think that Washington would not move his army to Yorktown. When[...]

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    Baby Teeth Myths—Busted!

    December 13, 2016
    Baby Teeth Myths—Busted!

    YOU MIGHT THINK that baby teeth don’t matter because “they’re just going to fall out anyway,” but think again! There are a lot of myths about baby teeth out there, so we’re going to set the record straight: here’s a list of the top four baby teeth myths, BUSTED! Myth #1: Baby Teeth Aren’t Important Although baby teeth eventually fall out, they are extremely important to a child’s developing oral health. Not only do they hold the space for permanent teeth to grow in [...]

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    Take Care Of Your Tooth Enamel

    November 11, 2016
    Take Care Of Your Tooth Enamel

    TOOTH ENAMEL IS THE hardest substance in the human body. But don’t let that fool you–it’s far from invincible. In fact, there are things you may be doing on a regular basis that weaken your enamel, which could lead to more frequent cavities, tooth discoloration and sensitivity. Tooth Enamel Acts As A Protective Barrier The enamel makes up the tooth’s protective outer layer and is the first line of defense against harmful acids and bacteria. Unlike other parts of the body, tooth [...]

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    Are You Prepared For A Dental Emergency?

    ACCIDENTS ALWAYS SEEM to happen when we least expect them. When those accidents involve tooth damage, it’s important to know what steps to take. Being prepared before a dental emergency occurs can save a damaged or knocked out tooth, prevent infection and decrease the need for extensive treatment. Step One: Find Your Dental Home The most important step to being well-prepared for a dental emergency is establishing a dental home. This means finding a dental practice that is right for you [...]

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