Oral Health

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Why to Go to a Dentist for Whiter Teeth

As you probably know, having a whiter smile can do a lot for your confidence. Although it may seem like a good idea to simply use a home whitening kit to remove the stains from your teeth, you’re probably wasting your time and money. Here are five reasons why you should have your teeth whitened

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A Guide to Having Healthier Gums

When most people think of dental health, they imagine a mouth of clean, white, healthy teeth. But what about gums? Did you know that not practicing proper oral hygiene can commonly lead to even just a minor case of gingivitis? Unhealthy gums are even known to recede ever-so-slightly year-by-year. Gums are an essential part of

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Tooth Friendly Books to Share With Your Kids

Communicating the importance of oral health to your children can be a difficult task to undertake. It’s important, as they get older, to explain why it is that we do certain things, such as brushing our teeth and eating healthy foods. Taking care of our bodies is important, and we have a few favorite tooth

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How to Prepare For Your Child’s First Dental Visit

We have a lot of parents ask us when they should bring their child in for their first dentist appointment, as well as wondering what to expect during the first appointment. We recommend that your child starts coming to the dentist young enough that it becomes a habit rather than something they feel anxiety around.

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4 Important Facts About Baby Teeth

It’s easy to assume that, because your child’s baby teeth will just fall out, that they aren’t as important to take care of as their adult teeth. While it’s true that they will lose these teeth, they will have them for years, and there are a few important things to keep in mind about the

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3 Common Causes of Cavities

Did you know that, in a study done in 2015-2016, 43% of children aged 2-19 had cavities. This may seem like an incredibly high number, but this number is actually lower than it was previous years. It used to be 50% of children! There are a lot of factors that can contribute to cavities, such

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The Basics of Good Dental Hygiene Habits

There are so many aspects of being a parent that is stressful, and feels like it’s outside of your control. Parenting overall is overwhelming, and the best way to handle stressful things like making sure your child develops good dental habits, is to break it down into simple steps. Preventing cavities and keeping their teeth

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Do Cavities in Baby Teeth Really Need Filled?

If your young child comes into the dentist with a cavity, a very common question that we get asked is whether it really needs to be filled. Since it’s a baby tooth, and will be just falling out eventually, why bother getting it filled? At the end of the day, baby teeth have a very

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Benefits of Early Infant Dental Visits

A lot of parents ask when the right time to bring their child to the dentist for the first time is. Over the years, the recommended time frame for a first dental visit has changed. It used to be, that you would bring your child when they were about kindergarten age. It was just easier

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How to Help Your Child Form Good Dental Habits

As a parent, there are so many aspects of parenting that you have to keep track of and teach your child and it can be difficult to stay on top of all of them. One of those things, is dental hygiene. Especially at a really young age, it can feel impossible to encourage your children

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