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Dig This! 8 Ways Gardening Creates a Healthy Family

By | Oral Health

Before the advent of personal technology and social media, parents and their kids had no other choice but to actually talk and interact with each other. Alas, the new normal is entire families fixated on their screens without exchanging a single word. But, it doesn’t have to always be like this. One way for everyone to connect is to put aside their phones and engage in gardening together. Other benefits include making kids smarter and healthier – here’s why.  1. Students Score…

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You CAN Improve Gum Disease

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene, Uncategorized

The best way of treating any disease is to catch it as early as possible, and periodontal (gum) disease is no exception. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) informs us that nearly half of all US adults over the age of thirty have some form of gum disease. Conditions vary in acuteness from a mild inflammatory issue (gingivitis) to a much more serious chronic gum disease called periodontitis, which can lead to the loss of teeth. However, there is much reason for optimism…

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Are There Foods/Drinks That Are Good for Dental Health?

By | Oral Health

There is a well-known saying: you are what you eat. This adage also applies to your mouth and your teeth. To maintain good oral health and prevent dental cavities, what you eat matters. When you eat certain foods, changes immediately start happening in your mouth. Bacteria become busy converting carbohydrates and sugars into acids. These acids attack the enamel on your teeth, starting the process of decay. The more times in a day you eat, the more frequently you expose…

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Remedies for Tight Jaw

By | Oral Health

A tight jaw can be responsible for discomfort in many areas of your body, including your teeth, face, neck, ears, and head. The pain may be severe or described as throbbing or achy and can become worse when yawning or chewing. Other symptoms of a tight jaw include: Locking of the jaw joint. Limited range of motion when trying to open the mouth. Unpleasant clicking sounds. Read on to learn about possible remedies for tight jaw.  Exercises to Ease Jaw…

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February is National Children’s Dental Hygiene Month

By | Oral Health

Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? This national month-long health observance is brought to you by the American Dental Association (ADA). It provides a platform for thousands of dental professionals, healthcare providers, and healthcare educators to promote the benefits of good dental hygiene for children.  Every year, some particular aspect of children’s dental health is emphasized, and 2020 is no exception. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the decision to add fluoride to community water…

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What is the Best Age to Begin Dental Visits?

By | Children's Dentistry, Dental Visit, Oral Health

Parents are often unsure about when a child’s first dental visit should take place. Should you wait until they have all of their baby teeth or maybe not make that appointment unless there is a problem? The experts say neither. That first visit should happen much sooner, and it can accomplish some important things for your child.  The Timing of Your Child’s First Dental Visit According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association, a child’s…

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Healthy Snacks That Make Kids Happy

By | Children's Dentistry, Oral Health

Proper dental care for your kids goes beyond daily brushing and flossing. It’s also important to maintain a healthy diet that is rich in low-sugar, nutritious foods. While kids might not be thrilled with a plate of raw celery sticks or broccoli, there are plenty of healthy snacks you can provide that are also appealing and tasty.  Snack Foods to Avoid When you choose snack foods, keep a close eye on the sugar content. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

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Do Dental Implants Cause Pain?

By | Oral Health

If you are considering dental implant surgery to replace damaged or missing teeth, you might be concerned about pain during the procedure or afterward. This is a common fear. But most dental implant patients report that the procedure isn’t painful and that there is minimal discomfort involved. Plus, you get the benefit of a lasting, natural smile that will allow you to eat and live your life normally. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are metal posts that are permanently…

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My Child Won’t Brush Their Teeth!

By | Children's Dentistry, Oral Health

As adults, we brush and floss our teeth regularly because we understand the value of good oral health and the consequences of failing to do this. But what about your kids? Every parent understands that it can be challenging to get your child to brush their teeth as a matter of routine. If this is your current struggle, you’re certainly not alone. Here are six ways that you can encourage your child’s oral health and regular brushing. 1. Start Them…

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5 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth

5 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth

By | Oral Health

Do hot or cold beverages and foods cause oral pain or discomfort? What about certain toothpastes or acidic foods? If any of this sounds familiar, you might have sensitive teeth. Here are five of the most common causes of sensitive teeth and some of the things you can do to get some relief.  1. Aggressive Brushing We encourage patients to brush regularly, but too much enthusiasm might cause you some issues. If you use a toothbrush with stiff bristles or…

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