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Here’s Why Flossing is So Important for Healthy Teeth

A recent study conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA) revealed that just over 50% of Americans floss daily, while nearly 19% don’t floss at all. Unfortunately, not everyone realizes the importance of flossing, but we’re here to tell why it’s so important to floss once every day.   Brushing Only Does So Much Flossing removes plaque buildup […]

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Is All Fruit Healthy for Teeth?

Fruit is a fantastic snack, and can be a great addition to a healthy diet. But, sometimes fruit can be unhealthy for teeth and be a destructive force on tooth enamel. Citrus Fruits Citric fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons and tangerines have a high amount of acid in them that can lead to tooth enamel erosion. […]

The 4 Worst Fast Food Drinks for Teeth

Fast food is often a necessity for busy parents that need to feed their family with a quick meal. But, Some drinks on the fast food menu are absolutely terrible for teeth. Sugar is the Problem  Sugar feeds the harmful bacteria on teeth, and creates acid that erodes enamel. This causes plaque and ultimately cavities, which […]

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What Parents Need to Know about Dental Sealants

There are many ways that dentists help children grow healthy smiles that last a lifetime. One common tool used by dentists are dental sealants, which help prevent cavities from occurring in molars. Here’s everything parents need to know about dental sealants.  How do Dental Sealants Work? Food left on teeth fuels bad bacteria that cause cavities by giving them […]

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How to Find the Perfect Dental Home for Your Family

Selecting a pediatric dental home for your family can be difficult, but it’s absolutely necessary. Luckily, we’re here to make that process as simple as possible, and have outlined how to find the perfect dental home for your family. Find a Dentist Near Your Home  Life is much easier for busy families when they live […]

Everything Parents Need to Know about Baby-Teething

The first year of parenthood is a stressful endeavor, so we’re here to help. Here’s what new parents need to know about their children’s baby teeth, and how to care for toddler’s teeth. When do Baby Teeth Arrive?  Your child’s first tooth will typically erupt between 6 and 12 months, although it is common to occur […]

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What Parents Need to Know about Periodontal Disease 

Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent illnesses afflicting children today. Here’s what parents need to know about gum disease, and what they can do to help their children avoid it. What is Periodontal Disease?  Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth, according to the American […]

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Oral Health Tips for a Baby’s First Year

Life as a new mom is packed with new information about how to care for an infant, and the overload of information can cause a lot of stress. But, new parents can help their children achieve oral health success by using some of our favorite oral health tips.  Clean Their Gums  Many people think that oral care […]

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Why Children Need the Specialized Care of a Pediatric Dentist

Parents spend a lot of time searching for the right pediatrician to care for their child’s health. When looking for the right dentist for your child, we suggest finding a pediatric dentist to care for their oral health. Here’s why parents should choose a pediatric dentist – rather than a general dentist. Extensive Training – Just for Children’s Teeth Pediatric dentists have had 2-3 years […]

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