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5 “Healthy” Habits That Damage Your Teeth

5 “Healthy” Habits That Damage Your Teeth

You might think that you're making conscientious decisions for your health. However, it's easy to overlook that the following so-called healthy habits are bad for your teeth. Brushing Your Teeth Right After A Meal It's essential to brush your teeth at least two times...

Reducing Dental Anxiety In Children

Reducing Dental Anxiety In Children

Fears are perfectly normal, particularly so for children. Some stem from large changes, separation from parents, or the unknown in dark shadows. A common and difficult fear faced by parents is their child's terror of dental clinic visits. Known as dental anxiety or...

The Dental Effects Of Thumb Sucking In Children

The Dental Effects Of Thumb Sucking In Children

From birth, children learn how to self-soothe. Infants typically use a pacifier whereas older babies and toddlers may start to suck their thumbs. And while occasional thumb sucking really won't cause much harm, children who use it as a means of emotional regulation...

The Link Between Brushing Your Teeth And Heart Health

The Link Between Brushing Your Teeth And Heart Health

We all know that in order to maintain strong, healthy teeth we need to be brushing them twice a day. But did you know that by brushing twice a day we can also lower our risk of developing cardiovascular diseases? Well, this is what a new study is suggesting. After...

Water Flossing Vs Regular Flossing

Water Flossing Vs Regular Flossing

A common problem that dental hygienists and dentists see is a lack of flossing in their patients. Flossing is an essential step in good dental hygiene as it helps remove food and plaque that forms between the teeth and helps prevent gingivitis. Unfortunately, many...

Foods You Should Eat For Stronger Gums And Teeth

Foods You Should Eat For Stronger Gums And Teeth

Common tooth and gum issues such as decay and bleeding plague adults and children around the world every day. Of course, the best thing you can do is to make sure you brush your teeth every day with toothpaste, as well as using floss and mouthwash. While these are...

Apps That Help Kids Brush Their Teeth

Apps That Help Kids Brush Their Teeth

Most parents know that one of the biggest struggles in parenting may be getting kids to brush their teeth properly twice a day. The American Dental Association recommends that children brush their teeth at least twice a day for two minutes. Unfortunately, many kids...

How To Prepare Your Kids For Their First Dental Visit

How To Prepare Your Kids For Their First Dental Visit

Dental visits are a lifetime commitment to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, and the first experience with the dentist is the most important step for your children. Here are some tips for how to prepare your children for the initial appointment with the dentist....

Reducing Cavaties In Children

Reducing Cavaties In Children

Just like in an adult's teeth, cavities can develop in baby teeth as well. Tooth decay in baby teeth is a serious condition that if left untreated, can spread quickly to other teeth. To prevent dental decay from happening it's important to start proper oral hygiene as...

What to do When Your Child Loses a Tooth

What to do When Your Child Loses a Tooth

As a parent, when your child starts to lose their baby it can be a very exciting time. By the time your child is three years old, all their baby teeth should be filled in. Around the first grade or so, it’s time for the baby teeth to start coming out. Although losing...