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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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Your toothbrush helps to keep you clean and healthy, so why not return the favor? Here are some guidelines for caring for your toothbrush: 1.     Sole ownership. This is one instance where you should NOT share.  Recent research shows that cavities are contagious.  By sharing a toothbrush, you could also be sharing cavity-causing bacteria. 2.     […]

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Most experts agree that a daily dose of fluoride is one of the most effective methods for preventing cavities and tooth decay.  In fact, research shows that cities with fluoride in their drinking water experience 40% to 70% less tooth decay than those without. 3 MAIN WAYS FLUORIDE HELPS YOUR TEETH: Fluoride restores your teeth […]

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During these tough economic times, many regular activities are being put on hold — and that includes visits to the dentist, as reported by Medill Reports. So how can people take care of their teeth now to avoid expensive dental procedures in the future? Here are a few tips for you and your kids that […]

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1. Remember, a child’s dental care begins before birth. A child’s teeth form between the third and sixth month of pregnancy. An expectant mother must practice good health habits to ensure proper development of her unborn child’s teeth. This means consuming plenty of calcium-rich foods such as leafy greens, fortified cereals and dairy or soy products. 2. […]

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Almost all children suck on their fingers or a pacifier.  And if you have one of those kids that can’t seem to calm down for anything but their binky, it’s hard to imagine not passing it over when they start to get fussy. Sucking on fingers or a pacifier is a way for kids to […]

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As with most things with children (as you’ll soon learn), their teeth will start come in when they’re ready.  The age your child is when their teeth first start to come in is not indicative of whether they’re developmentally behind or ahead.  And when you’re up at 3AM with a fussy child who’s cutting his […]

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