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Are dental x-rays safe? Exposure to any source of radiation isn’t ideal, but fortunately the dose of radiation you get from taking x-rays is extremely small.  You can thank the wonderful engineers and scientists in the dental industry for that.  New, digital x-ray machines limit the beam of radiation to just the small area being […]

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It’s the most wonderful time of year! For both your child and the cavity-causing bacteria in their mouth. It’s hard to find a child who doesn’t love the holidays, and almost all of the holidays come with heaps of sweets and sugary candy.  You want your kids to be able to indulge a little in […]

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Baby teeth aren’t important. They’re just going to fall out anyway. It is true that none of your child’s 20 baby teeth will survive into their teenage years.  But if you want those 32 permanent teeth to come in shiny and straight, it’s absolutely essential to take care of their predecessors. Baby teeth aren’t here to stay, […]

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What should I use to clean my baby teeth? Before your baby’s teeth erupt, you should clean their gums with a wet piece of gauze or cloth.  Once a tooth comes through, switch to a soft-bristled, child-sized toothbrush with water.  Once your child can spit, you can switch to fluoridated toothpaste.  When two teeth come […]

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Mouthwash comes in a close 3rd when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy – right behind brushing and flossing daily.  Here are 4 health benefits from using mouthwash: Freshens breath. Mouthwash kills the bacteria that causes bad breath. Prevents plaque build-up. Mouthwash can easily reach the places that toothbrushes cannot, like on your gums, […]

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Many parents of young children wrestle with the nightly challenge of getting their kids ready for bed and settled down to sleep. And one very important part of that battle includes convincing kids to brush their teeth the right way. Dental hygiene should be a priority for families, since training kids to take care of their health […]

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Dentists say that the most important part of tooth care happens at home. Brushing and flossing properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re like most people, you don’t exactly look forward to facing a dentist’s drill. So wouldn’t it be better to prevent cavities before they begin? […]

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Also called early childhood caries, nursing caries, or Nursing Bottle Syndrome, Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is a result of a baby’s teeth coming in frequent, prolonged contact with sugary drinks, such as fruit juices, milk, formula, and sugar water. As with all foods, the sugar is broken down by bacteria in […]

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It’s coming up on the 3-month mark for your kid’s toothbrush, so you decide to make a quick trip to the corner drugstore for a new one.  But when you turn the corner onto the toothbrush aisle, you stop in your tracks. Quick trip? You could spend hours browsing through the different kinds. For such […]

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We all know that sugar is the #1 enemy of healthy teeth, but some of us don’t know just how stealth sugar can be.  Sure, it’s easy to buy “sugar free” foods, but many times sugar is still lurking under another alias. There are 5 main sugars that make a delightful meal for the bacteria […]

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