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Halloween Dental Tips!
Halloween is sneaking upon us, which means it is the time of year for children to collect bags of free candy and build a stockpile of sweets that will last all winter.  We enjoy sweets and celebrating holidays with our family too, but we want...
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SCHOOL LUNCH TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER SMILE
From the cafeteria to bagged lunches to vending machines, your child has a plethora of options for mid-day meals, and they’re not all good for them. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, children aren’t getting the nutrition they need at school to maintain their oral...
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Life With Braces for kids
Some kids can’t wait to get braces. Others are a little worried about what it will be like or how they will look. It can help to learn more about braces, which straighten your teeth and make your smile even better looking. Tooth Talk Lots...
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Why is Health Insurance Important?
It has been said that nothing is more important than your health, and there is a lot of truth to that saying. Among other things, a loss of health can mean a loss of earnings if you are not able to work, and it can...
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Common Orthodontic Problems
Orthodontic problems can affect both children and adults — even those who wore braces when they were young. That’s because teeth are more mobile than you might think. In fact, teeth move very gradually all the time in response to the normal forces of biting and chewing....
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WHY ARE MY CHILD’S TEETH YELLOW?
Everyone loves to see healthy, white teeth. That’s why some parents might get very concerned when their child’s teeth begin to turn yellow. There are many reasons why this can happen, and it’s actually pretty common. This discoloration is either internal or external, and there...
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Keeping Children’s Teeth Clean in Child Care
Child care providers can help promote young children’s dental health by teaching good dental habits. Here are some general tips for child care providers to help keep children’s teeth healthy. Begin good dental care early. Start cleaning infants’ gums even before teeth appear. Child care providers...
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Dental care for children
The key to keeping a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood is to practice proper oral hygiene. Even adults can get cavities, as well as gum disease, that can lead to serious problems. Throughout your adult life, it’s important to continue to: Brush twice a day with...
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Teething: Tips for soothing sore gums
Is your teething baby keeping you up at night? Understand how to soothe sore gums and care for your baby’s new teeth. What’s typical? Although timing varies widely, babies often begin teething by about age 6 months. The two bottom front teeth (lower central incisors)...
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8 Tips to Protect Your Child’s Teeth
You can keep your child from getting tooth decay by starting his dental care early. Follow these steps to prevent cavities and keep his beautiful smile healthy. No. 1. Get a Checkup Your child should see a dentist by his first birthday. Early preventive care saves you money in the long...
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GUM DISEASE IN CHILDREN
Chronic gingivitis. aggressive periodontists and generalized aggressive periodontists are types of gum disease in children. TYPES OF PERIODONTAL DISEASES IN CHILDREN Chronic gingivitis is common in children. It usually causes gum tissue to swell, turn red and bleed easily. Gingivitis is both preventable and treatable with a regular...
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Is Your Child Breathing Well at Night?
Why is a dentist asking you that question? There are several reasons a dentist could be the first one to notice if your child has an airway problem. Despite the distinct separation between medicine and dentistry with things like education and insurance, they are totally intertwined. The...
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Use It or Lose It! Maximizing Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year
Did you know your dental benefits reset every year? It’s true. If your dental insurance plan, like most is on a calendar year, you will lose out on all unused benefits after December 31st. That means this is a great time of year to take...
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AT WHAT AGE SHOULD MY CHILD GET BRACES IF THEIR TEETH ARE CROOKED?
A lot of parents wonder the same things when it comes to fixing their child’s crooked teeth: When should I take my son to the orthodontist for the first time?What is the best age for my child to see the orthodontist?Is there a “right” age...
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7 TRUTHS ABOUT INVISALIGN TREATMENT FOR KIDS AND PARENTS
YOU WILL KNOW IF YOUR KID IS WEARING IT. Each Invisalign aligner tray has these tiny blue compliance indicators on them. As your child wears the aligners they begin to fade. You and your orthodontist will easily be able to tell if your child has...
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Early Treatment
Growing Smile Detest can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present.   While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem  with facial growth and development or tooth eruption that isn’t obvious ...
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A List of Common Pediatric Dental Issues
Although your children’s teeth have been in their mouths for a shorter period of time, they face many of the same common dental problems as adults. Prompt attention to developing symptoms can save time and money, and spare your little ones unnecessary pain. Pediatric dentists...
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Ideas to Make Brushing Your Teeth Fun for Kids
It’s hard enough to get your kiddos to bed without the added stress of the tooth brushing battle. Forming good oral care habits from a young age is crucial to your child’s development, but it’s no easy task to complete. Where there’s a will, though, there is...
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Food for Kids With Braces
The 10 Best Foods for New Braces When you first get your braces on, you are probably going to experience some discomfort and soreness. It may take some time to get adjusted to your new braces, but even then, you might not be ready to jump back...
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5 Ways to Calm Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist
Calm Your Child’s Fears and Get Them Excited About Going to the Dentist Going to a strange new place and having to sit still in a chair while a person you don’t know feels around in your mouth with metallic objects can be unsettling for...
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