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The Basics of Braces

May 11, 2017

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It’s important to consider your child’s long-term oral health as they age and their permanent teeth begin to arrive. As their adult smile begins to form, it’s likely  some form of oral appliance may be needed to aid in shaping a healthy smile. Braces are a fantastic option for many parents, but there are a…
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Mouth-Healthy Snacks to Refuel Your Young Athlete

April 27, 2017

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Pre-packaged sports snacks like granola and energy bars can have high amounts of sugar and stick around after they’re done eating – which can lead to cavities and other oral ailments. To combat this, we’ve listed some of our favorite mouth-healthy foods that are perfect for young athletes that are eating away from home.

Have you Heard The Truth about George Washington’s Teeth?

April 13, 2017

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Have you heard that George Washington had wooden teeth? Well, that’s a popular story – but it’s not true! George Washington, the first President of the United States and revolutionary general, had dental problems his entire life. When he was inaugurated President in 1789, he only had one real tooth remaining in his mouth. A…
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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist for Your Child?

March 30, 2017

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Choosing a primary doctor or dentist for your child can be a hard and confusing process. So, how can you choose the right dentist for your children? We’ve outlined a few reasons why choosing a pediatric dentist is the absolute best choice to be your children’s first dental home. Pediatric Dentists Make Office Visits Fun…
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The Best Tools for Keeping Oral Appliances – and Teeth – Clean

March 16, 2017

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Oral appliances can be particularly difficult to clean and keep clean. Orthodontic gear like braces are notorious for attracting germs, and holding onto food particles long after a meal has concluded. This can cause serious enamel damage, and limit the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment. With braces and other appliances, sometimes, brushing twice per day just isn’t enough. Below are some of the best tools for keeping your appliance – and teeth – clean.

How to Avoid Acid Erosion and Protect Your Enamel

March 2, 2017

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Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and the first line of defense against cavities and tooth decay. Despite its strength, tooth enamel can be eroded by acid, and leave your teeth susceptible to cavities. But, you can take some simple steps to avoid acid erosion, and strengthen your tooth enamel. What…
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Toothbrush Care 101

February 16, 2017

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To get a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime, it’s important that you begin with the right tools. The most important tool for overall oral health is the toothbrush. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that everyone brush their teeth twice per day, for two minutes at a time. But, brushing your teeth…
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Drink Water to Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 2, 2017

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the theme this year is “Choose Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile.” National Children’s Dental Health Month is organized by the American Dental Association (ADA), and brings together dental professionals, healthcare providers and educators to promote the benefits of oral health to children. Tooth decay is the…
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Four Common Dental Myths and The Facts Behind Them

January 19, 2017

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Ah the internet. It can be a fantastic resource to access an infinite amount of knowledge and data, or it can be used to spread baseless rumors that confuse otherwise intelligent people. Unfortunately, the internet has made it much easier for people to share healthcare myths that can mislead people into making unhealthy decisions. Below…
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Sticky History – Where Does Chewing Gum Come From?

January 5, 2017

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In our history of odd oral cleaning techniques and tools, humans have used animal hair to make toothbrushes; we’ve crushed shells to use as toothpaste; and we’ve re-purposed tortoise blood as mouthwash. Yes, humanity has had its ups and downs when discovering and designing medical technologies. One of the oldest methods used to maintain our…
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