Five Surprising Reasons for Bad Breath in Children

Posted by on April 24, 2019

  Having your kids brush their teeth before they go to bed each night helps them learn good oral hygiene practices. And while twice-daily toothbrushing is good for developing teeth, its not always enough to stop bad breath from occurring. Bad br...

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The Basics of Mouth Sores

Posted by on April 22, 2019

Mouth sores can be annoying, painful and unsightly. They can be caused by bacterial, viral or fungal infections, a loose orthodontic wire, a denture that doesn’t fit, or a sharp edge from a broken tooth or filling. Among the most common mouth sores...

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Healing From the Flu? Don’t Forget to Take Care of Your Mouth!

Posted by on April 17, 2019

Influenza can hit home year-round, but most of the time activity peaks between December and February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ADA in January released information for patients to keep in mind when caring for th...

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Dentistry for Kids: Focus on Fun, Not Fear

Posted by on April 16, 2019

A visit to the dentist can be a frightening time for kids. From hearing stories of tooth extractions and fillings on the playground, to mirroring their parent’s own anxieties, your child may become quite resistant to a visit to the dental offic...

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Diet’s Role in Oral Health

Posted by on April 10, 2019

Changing your eating habits could help reduce the risk for cavities! The December 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association reminds patients that maintaining a balanced diet is important to maintaining a healthy smile. Cavities are...

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How Does Water Flossing Compare to Traditional Flossing?

Posted by on April 8, 2019

There’s an old-school catchy jingle that says, “You are what you eat from your head down to your feet.” Whether your preferred snack is fresh fruits and veggies or you prefer to satisfy your sweet tooth, at some point food will get ...

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Dry Socket Prevention: Caring for Yourself After an Extraction

Posted by on April 3, 2019

There are a number of reasons why your dentist might suggest a tooth extraction, from incoming wisdom teeth to a damaged tooth or even overcrowding. The extraction should be uneventful, and if you follow a few dry socket prevention tips, your recover...

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Why Replace a Filling?

Posted by on April 1, 2019

Fillings don’t last forever. They can become discolored. Composite, tooth-colored fillings pick up stains, and yellow or darken over time. When you chew, your teeth and any fillings in them are subjected to tremendous pressures. Even if no othe...

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Sedation Techniques for Children

Posted by on March 28, 2019

Conscious Sedation Some children can become anxious when they see the dentist. As a result, they may not be able to relax or sit still long enough to receive treatment. The dentist may suggest giving these children a form of medicine that can help th...

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Step by Step Guide to Brushing Your Toddlers Teeth

Posted by on March 25, 2019

A 2-year-old child has a great smile — though it’s not a full set of teeth just yet — and has already been to his first dentist visit. Brushing your toddler’s teeth correctly now can instill a lifelong habit in your children that prom...

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Oral Health in Children as They Become Teenagers

Posted by on March 20, 2019

There are several concerns regarding oral health in children as they transition into and continue through their teenage years. They sometimes involve activities at home, school, sports and social events and can have a negative impact on their oral he...

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How to Deal with Toddler Teething Pains

Posted by on March 18, 2019

There are few things that are as upsetting as your child suffering from teething pains. As most parents know, babies’ teeth erupt in a particular order, starting with the upper and lower front teeth. Just when you think it’s over, your to...

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