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Sealants are plastic coatings that protect those difficult to reach pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of the teeth from the bacteria that cause tooth decay. A quick and painless procedure done in your dentist’s office, sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of permanent molars as soon as possible after they fully erupt […]

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The purpose of X-rays is to allow dentists to see signs of disease or potential problems that are not visible to the naked eye. They are should be suggested after the dentist has done a clinical exam and considered any signs and symptoms, oral and medical history, diet, hygiene, fluoride use and other factors that […]

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Erickson’s Drying Systems will be the exclusive double black diamond sponsors for Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers inaugural community fundraiser ‘Snow Day 2015’ on October 3, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The festivities include holiday pictures with Anna and Elsa along with Olaf from the movie Frozen. There will be snow special effects, NBC2 […]

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In 2013, the Tooth Fairy visited 86 percent of U.S. homes with children who lost a tooth. What kid doesn’t love a magical fairy that leaves goodies beneath their pillow? This built-in goodwill towards and interest in the Tooth Fairy opens the door for parents to use this little lady as a teaching tool when […]

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1. Smile for Beauty’s Sake: According to a survey of more than 1,000 Americans nationwide, a smile is the most important physical feature that contributes to a person’s overall attractiveness. Nearly one-half of Americans (47 percent) cited the smile as the most important physical feature, followed by eyes (27 percent) and physique (16 percent). Men […]

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If you follow health or celebrity news you’ve likely heard the buzz on the latest natural health craze to hit the internet: Oil Pulling. As the name suggests, the practice involves using about a tablespoon of oil – typically sesame or coconut, preferably organic – as a mouthwash. The oil is swished and “pulled” through […]

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You’re probably aware that candy leads to cavities and sugary drinks can also cause decay. But cough syrup? Unfortunately, it’s true – certain syrupy medications can cause tooth troubles, especially if they’re consistently taken over a long period of time. The antihistamine syrups you can buy over-the-counter to help you and your kids combat the […]

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Chicken wings, minus the sweet BBQ sauce. If the sauce is sweet, it’s likely loaded with brown sugar. Instead, opt for a mustard- or vinegar-based wing sauce. If you prefer spicy wings, try using spicy brown mustard. For an exotic twist, make a sauce with curry spice and yogurt.[1] White bean dip. For a healthier […]

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Tooth decay can develop any time after the first tooth comes in, starting around 6 months old, and good habits should begin even earlier. Only 28 percent of American parents would give their kids an “A” grade for oral health, according to a new survey of American children’s dental health by Delta Dental.1 In fact, […]

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Sometimes getting your kids to eat healthy can feel like pulling teeth. as a father of three kids, I can relate to your struggle. Now that school is almost back in session in Ft. Myers, and all around Florida, it means packing a school lunch for many of us. I don’t know about you, but […]

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