How Long Should a Baby Use a Pacifer

Binkie, Paci, Cork, Plug, Soothie, Dummy — the pacifier has had many nicknames and has been used by parents all around the world since the 1600s. The original intention behind the object was to “pacify” the child during nonfeeding perio...


Stop Pacifying Preschoolers

If your child’s heading to preschool this year and is still using a pacifier, now’s the time to work with your child to drop the “binkey.” Thousands of parents rely on pacifiers to calm and soothe a fussy baby. For children un...


What Are Mouth Rinses?

Mouth rinse or mouthwash is a product used for oral hygiene. Antiseptic and anti-plaque mouth rinse claims to kill the germs that cause plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath. Anti-cavity mouth rinse uses fluoride to protect against tooth decay. Mouth ri...


Why Am I Anxious in the Dental Office?

People are anxious about going to the dentist for different reasons, including worrying about the effectiveness of localized anesthetic and feeling like the dentist is rushed or is neglecting your concerns. Other factors include anticipation of pain,...


Good Oral Health Education Starts at Home!

Parents As Teachers Parents are a child’s first teacher in life and play a significant role in maintaining his or her overall health. Providing oral health education to parents and families is essential to teaching children healthy habits and p...


Daily Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

Bacteria can live in your mouth in the form of plaque, causing cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. In order to keep your mouth clean, you must practice good oral hygiene every day. What is plaque? Plaque is a sticky ...



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