Teeth Nutrition

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What Are Cavities?

Cavities, also known as tooth decay, are small holes in your teeth caused by the breakdown of enamel – the hard outer layer of your pearly whites. Plaque is a sticky film composed of bacteria that regularly appear on our teeth and produces acids when we eat or drink foods containing sugar. The acidity corrodes

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Which Vitamins Are Essential for Tooth Health?

As parents, we know that brushing and flossing are essential for our children’s overall oral health. But sometimes forget just how much the foods and drinks we allow our children to have daily can affect the health of their teeth and gums. Having a balanced diet, along with proper brushing and flossing, can help your

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Preventing Tooth Decay

New parents and seasoned parents alike often come into Timp Dental with one common question: How do I prevent tooth decay for my child? It’s no question that taking care of our oral hygiene can be tricky enough. It can be tough to make sure we’re always doing as much as possible to prevent oral

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How Oral Health Affects Overall Health

We believe it’s never too early to start teaching children about good oral health. Practicing oral hygiene from a young age promotes overall good health. Dental disease can impact future health, which is why at Timp Pediatric Dentistry we take it seriously. We’ve shared a number of tips for promoting good oral habits, and here’s

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Proper Dental Care for Your Kids

While it’s important to get your child’s teeth checked by a dentist at least twice a year, it’s even more important that you’re teaching your child proper dental hygiene at home. These habits will stay with them for a lifetime and can prevent further health problems, like gum disease, as well as heart disease, kidney

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Keeping Your Kids Happy

Your dentist should exhibit a positive mindset at all times to inspire your child’s confidence, in order to produce appointment outcomes that are both successful and safe. That mindset should not only simplify your child’s treatment—it should be the cornerstone of their practice. However, there are some mindsets that your dentist would like you, as

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Non-Dairy Ways to Get Your Child Calcium

Calcium is an essential nutrient that your children need to build healthy teeth (and bones in general). In the past, milk, cheese, and other dairy products have been a recommended method to get the necessary calcium that a child needs, and those can still all be good options. However, dairy products can also be trying

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