How Does the Food We Eat Affect Our Teeth?

As obesity runs rampant in the US, people are more acutely aware of how food affects their bodies in terms of fat content and calories, but do you know the effects food has on your body before it even reaches your stomach? Food affects teeth, and we mean a lot.  We know that sugary foods […]

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Gum Disease in Children

Gum disease doesn’t discriminate by age.  It’ll find any worthy victim who doesn’t have good oral health.  In fact, the primary cause of gum disease in kids is bacteria and plaque buildup that results from not brushing or flossing. Other causes of gum disease in children include genetics, gums drying out due to breathing through […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Teething

Lucky for you, cutting teeth doesn’t happen all at once. (So you have about three fussy years ahead of you!)  Transitioning from their gummy grin to a mouthful of pearly whites takes about three years to complete.  By the age of 3, your little one should have a complete set of chompers to care for […]

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15 Facts and Myths Concerning Cavities

Everything you could ever want to know about cavities, including causes, prevention methods, and treatments, straight from the mouth of Kimberly A. Harms, DDS, an American Dental Association consumer advisor and former president of the Minnesota Dental Association. Here are 15 facts and myths concerning cavities.  Sugar is the prime cause of cavities. Myth, but almost […]

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Emergency Dental Care for Children

Hopefully this falls into that “Things You Know but Hopefully Never Have to Use” category, but it’s better to be prepared for your child’s dental emergency than to scramble if it actually happens. First and foremost, it’s important to have a family dentist you can trust who also has emergency care after hours for emergency […]

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7 Reasons You and Your Child Should Get Your Teeth Cleaned

It’s hard to get to the dentist.  There’s no doubt about that.  And without any noticeable pain or discomfort, it’s easy to keep putting it off until absolutely necessary.  In the long run, however, it’s much cheaper – a much less painful – to schedule regular teeth cleaning visits to the dentist than to wait […]

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Teaching Your Child To Floss

Let’s face it – as adults, we generally don’t floss, despite the constant nagging from our dentists and the guilt-ridden, embarrassed responses we’re forced to give twice a year when the hygienist asks us how often we floss.  And if we don’t floss, how can we possibly expect our children to pick up the habit? […]

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When Should You Make Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment?

The first dentist appointment comes a lot sooner than you might think.  Doesn't it feel like baby just popped out and now he already has appointments?!  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) recommends that a childs first dentist appointment be scheduled by age 1 or within 6 months of the first tooth erupting at […]

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Motivating Kids to Care for Their Teeth

We can teach children how to brush their teeth, but convincing them to do it is another story.  We talk to people all of the time who are just tired and worn out from battling their kids about brushing their teeth.  To help you out, here are 5 practical tips for winning the war: Monkey […]

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StarSmilez Blog Welcome

Welcome to our Blog.  StarSmilez has served the dental profession for more than a decade with innovative and functional plush products designed for oral health education.  Our purpose is to improve the lives of others as an advocate for great oral health and impact millions of families worldwide through our always expanding distribution relationships now […]

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