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Attention Parents: Follow These Teeth Tips

Attention Parents: Follow These Teeth Tips

PARENTS CAN DO a few different things to give their kids’ smiles a healthy start. 1. Find an Effective Toothbrush They Like It should have soft, polished bristles and be the right size for their hands and mouths, but otherwise, they might like one with their favorite...
How Do Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities?

How Do Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities?

AS A PARENT, maybe you spend a lot of your time worrying about whether your child’s teeth will develop cavities. Obviously, it’s critical to teach them how to brush and floss and encourage them to do so daily, but there’s something else that can help prevent childhood...
How Do We Find the Right Toothpaste?

How Do We Find the Right Toothpaste?

THERE ARE SO many choices of toothpaste in our grocery stores. With an entire aisle of toothpaste options to choose from, we want to help our patients narrow things down a little based on their individual dental health needs. Whitening Toothpaste Choose a whitening...
Weird Dental History Highlight: “Tooth Worms”

Weird Dental History Highlight: “Tooth Worms”

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN getting cavities as long as there have been people, and people before modern dentistry had some strange theories about what was causing them. A popular one believed around the world for thousands of years was the idea of “tooth worms.” Ancient Sumeria...
Your Prescriptions and Your Oral Health

Your Prescriptions and Your Oral Health

MOST MEDICATIONS come with a list of possible side effects, including side effects that impact oral health. These side effects are common even when the medications have nothing to do with your teeth or gums, so it’s helpful to know what you can do to balance necessary...
When Is Thumbsucking a Problem?

When Is Thumbsucking a Problem?

A PACIFIER OR THUMB/finger-sucking habit that lasts beyond the toddler years can have a negative impact on a child’s teeth and jaws. A Healthy Self-Soothing Habit In infancy and toddlerhood, these are perfectly healthy self-soothing habits. They help the child feel...