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Oral Piercings Present Real Dangers to Teens

Oral piercings are popular among teenagers, and are surprisingly common. Surveys of adolescents and young adults (age 13 – 29) report that 25% to 35% have a body piercing at a site other than the ear lobe. Despite the trendiness of body art, oral piercings can cause a variety of serious consequences that teenagers and […]

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Nicotine Continues to Threaten the Oral Health of US Teens

Each day in the U.S., more than 3,200 people younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette, and an estimated 2,100 youth and young adults who have been occasional smokers become daily cigarette smokers. That is a staggering amount of young people that become new smokers each year. Tobacco has zero health benefits, […]

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What Parents Need to Know about Dental Whitening

Did you know that children smile about 400 times per day? This puts their teeth front-and-center for a large chunk of each and every day. But, when it comes to getting a consistently bright, pearly white smile, teeth are notoriously fickle. External factors like trauma, food and drinks, infection and medications can alter tooth shading […]

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Read This Before Your Child Gets Their Tooth Extracted!

Baby teeth are meant to be lost so that the incoming adult teeth can erupt without issue. Most of the time, baby teeth are lost naturally, or due to an impactful force common in childhood. However, sometimes a baby tooth must be extracted to make room for the incoming adult tooth to avoid crowding and misalignment. […]

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Is Mouthwash Safe for My Child?

Mouthwash is a great tool to help you and your child get clean teeth and gums. Different types of mouthwash have different benefits like preventing tooth decay, reducing plaque, freshening breath, and reducing and preventing gingivitis. But with so many products on the market it can be hard to know what to look for in […]

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Is Your Child Using the Wrong Toothpaste?

Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease, with more than 16 million children suffering from them each year. Oral disease also leads to just over 51 million school hours lost every school year. So how can you help prevent your child from getting cavities? You can buy them toothpaste that works to protect their […]

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Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency?

Children lead rough and tumble lives that lead to accidents and minor injuries. Inevitably, your children will injure their mouths at some point in their lives, which means that you should prepare for dental emergencies. Dental emergencies happen at unexpected and inopportune times, but we’re here to prepare you for some of the most common […]

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Read This Before Letting Your Child Brush Their Teeth

Did you know that you should wait at least an hour after eating before brushing your teeth? In fact, brushing right after a meal may actually do more damage than good. Why Should You Wait to Brush? Your tooth enamel works to protect your teeth from damaging acids that can cause tooth decay. When left unbrushed, acids […]

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Your Child’s Thumb Sucking Might be Causing Harm

Thumb sucking is a natural reflex for young children, and it is almost always something they do for comfort. Sucking on thumbs, fingers or pacifiers can be very comforting and make a young child feel secure, and can even help them fall asleep. However, finger sucking can be very detrimental for a developing smile, and […]

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Stop! Don’t Brush Your Teeth Until You Read This.

Did you know that you should wait at least an hour after eating before brushing? In fact, brushing immediately after a meal may actually damage your teeth. Why Shouldn’t I Brush Right After Eating? Your tooth enamel works to protect your teeth, but acids created by food can wear away your enamel.  During meals, acid […]