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The Spirited History of Halloween

October 19, 2017

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Halloween is a great time for families to celebrate the fall season, and get to know your community through local festivals and trick-or-treating. But, how long have we been celebrating Halloween, and what does the holiday represent? Below, we’ll tell you about the original traditions associated with this festive holiday.   A Look at Old Ireland Halloween is over 2000 years old and originates in Celtic Ireland with the Festival of Samhain. The Festival…
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What to do for a Broken Tooth

October 12, 2017

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It can be scary when your child gets hurt or has an accident. As a parent, you’re equipped to handle a bruise or a scrape, but what about a broken tooth? Do you know how to handle a lost permanent tooth? Parents can take a few steps to help their children recover from a broken…
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5 Ways to Prevent Daily Acid Attacks on Tooth Enamel

September 21, 2017

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A recent study found that just over 41% of children in the United States suffer from acid erosion – which is an acid attack on tooth enamel that can lead to cavities and tooth decay. But, you can keep your children’s enamel strong, and prevent cavities with a few simple methods. 1 – Cut back…
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4 Fun Ways to Encourage Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

September 7, 2017

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As a parent, it’s your job to make oral healthcare fun, and as approachable as possible by mitigating fear and anxiety, and replacing negative feelings with optimism and instruction. A great place to begin encouraging your young child is at home. Try making oral healthcare fun and informative with these fun brushing tips!  1 – Use Videos For…
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3 Quick Tips to Cavity-Free Kids

August 17, 2017

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Childhood cavities are the most prevalent childhood illness in the United States, and they are almost entirely preventable. While treating cavities is more effective and comfortable now than ever before, some kids still experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. By following a few simple steps, you can help your kids keep cavities away and keep their…
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The Ugly Truth About Candy

August 3, 2017

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Candy tastes great, but it isn’t a nutritionally sound snack that adequately fuels your child’s growing body. Additionally, candy can severely harm your child’s teeth and lead to cavities and oral health disease. But, not all candy effects teeth in the same way. In fact, candy has numerous ways in which it can damage teeth…
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How Did We end up with Gold Teeth? The Weird History of Dental Crowns

July 21, 2017

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Dental crowns – or sometimes called dental caps – are prosthetic devices places over broken teeth to strengthen and improve their appearance. Crowns are used to prevent weakened teeth from fracturing, as teeth replacements, or to cover a root canal, dental implant or a weak tooth. Crowns help keep teeth functional, and prevent improper bite alignment from occurring. How – and when…
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Cool Down with these Mouth-Healthy Summer Treats

July 6, 2017

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As the summer unfolds, your family will surely encounter long and hot days that seem to last forever. One way to fight the heat, and refresh your family is with some cold summer treats. Below are some of our favorite summer treats that will help cool you down and improve your oral health.   Yogurt and Fruit Popsicles…
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