How to Take Care of Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush helps to keep you clean and healthy, so why not return the favor? Here are some guidelines for caring for your toothbrush:   1.     Sole ownership. This is one instance where you should NOT share.  Recent research shows that cavities are contagious.  By sharing a toothbrush, you could also be sharing cavity-causing bacteria. […]

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Dental Facts To Share With Kids

Kids have 20 baby teeth that eventually fall out to make room for their adult teeth.  With a little bit of luck – and a LOT of help from you, they’ll get to keep all 32 of their permanent teeth. Of course, that’s a little easier said than done.  Some days it seems like kids […]

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3 Main Ways Fluoride Helps Your Teeth

Most experts agree that a daily dose of fluoride is one of the most effective methods for preventing cavities and tooth decay.  In fact, research shows that cities with fluoride in their drinking water experience 40% to 70% less tooth decay than those without.  3 MAIN WAYS FLUORIDE HELPS YOUR TEETH:   Fluoride restores your […]

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Top Ten Budget Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

During these tough economic times, many regular activities are being put on hold — and that includes visits to the dentist, as reported by Medill Reports. So how can people stay on a budget and take care of their teeth now to avoid expensive dental procedures in the future? Here are a few tips for you […]

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Dental Care For All

More than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related illnesses. Despite these numbers, many children still do not visit the dentist. In addition, almost 50 percent of tooth decay remains untreated in low-income children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dental Care "The need for dental care […]

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8 Great Tips for Taking Care of Your Children’s Teeth

1. Remember, a child's dental care begins before birth. A child's teeth form between the third and sixth month of pregnancy. An expectant mother must practice good health habits to ensure proper development of her unborn child's teeth. This means consuming plenty of calcium-rich foods such as leafy greens, fortified cereals and dairy or soy products. 2. […]

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How Does a Pacifier Affect My Baby’s Teeth?

Almost all children suck on their fingers or a pacifier.  And if you have one of those kids that can’t seem to calm down for anything but their binky, it’s hard to imagine not passing it over when they start to get fussy. Sucking on fingers or a pacifier is a way for kids to […]

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Super Fun Dental Facts

Interested in more super fun dental facts? Sign up for our newsletter.  60% of people don't know that a sore jaw, when combined with chest pain, can signal a heart attack – especially in women. 32% of Americans cite bad breath as the least attractive trait of their co-workers. 38.5 = the total days an average American […]

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When Will My Baby’s Teeth Come In?

As with most things with children (as you’ll soon learn), their teeth will start come in when they’re ready.  The age your child is when their teeth first start to come in is not indicative of whether they’re developmentally behind or ahead.  And when you’re up at 3AM with a fussy child who’s cutting his […]

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What are Dental Sealants and Does My Child Need Them?

Dental sealants are a quick, easy, and relatively cheap (as opposed to the dentist bills you’ll accumulate for root canals) solution for preventing cavities.  Although the idea behind sealants is not new, they’re quickly becoming the go-to treatment for kids who need extra help in the dental department.   “WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS?” Sealants are […]

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