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Weaning Your Child from Their Pacifier

It’s perfectly normal for a baby to suck on a pacifier or his/her finger; sucking helps to soothe them and can prevent SIDS. But when is it time for a baby to be weaned off of their pacifier? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should discontinue pacifier use after age 3. If…

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Austism and Dental Care

As you know, oral health is incredibly important not just for your teeth, but for your overall health. Autism can make healthy oral care habits difficult, which is why it’s important to begin at a young age. Austism Speaks teamed up with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to produce a dental guide to help make dental visits…

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Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Chances are, your dentist has told you on multiple occasions to brush twice daily, floss, and not to eat a lot of candy (or any at all!) It’s not that us dentists are trying to take all the fun out of eating, however it’s important to know what food is okay for your teeth and…

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Get to Know Your Mouthwash

No two mouthwashes are the same. With so many options out there for a mouthwash, make sure you’re getting the right kind with the right benefits for you. Your oral health is unique, and may require a different treatment that your current mouthwash may not be providing. Below are three unique types of mouthwash that…

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Best Foods for Your Teeth

Everyone likes to talk about how there are a multitude of foods that are bad for your teeth. Foods that are high in sugar are widely known to contribute to tooth decay and cavities if consumed in large amounts. However, not many people know the foods that actually improve your oral health. According to the…

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Your Wisdom Teeth and You

Pain in the back of your mouth? Sore Jaw? Have you had your wisdom teeth removed? Your wisdom teeth are the third molars in the back of your mouth, and the last teeth to develop in your jaw between the time you’re 17 to about 21. However, due their delayed development, they usually don’t have…

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Plaque and Your Teeth

Do you ever feel like your teeth are wearing fuzzy slippers? It’s not actually fuzz that you’re feeling, but plaque! Everyone knows that plaque is bad, but have you ever been told what it actually is? Plaque is a sticky biofilm made up of hundreds of naturally-occurring bacteria that feed on the food we eat.…

Choosing the Right Toothpaste

The toothpaste aisle can be a bit overwhelming when you first see it, considering the variety of types available now. Some questions you may ask yourself are, what’s the difference, how do I know which kind to get? Well, have no fear because we are here to help you pick the best toothpaste for your…

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Stress Linked to Cavities

Child cavities have been linked to the exposure of chronic maternal stress. Chronic maternal stress as a potential risk factor is something now being considered in addition to the wider implications of maternal well-being, social and psychological environment on dental health. Studies have shown that dental cavities are more common among kids whose mothers had…

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How Stress Hurts Your Teeth

Stress seems like an inevitable part of everyday life. While daily, small stressors may not have too much of an impact, constant or severe stress can do damage to your smile. Below is a list of oral ailments that may occur from an excess of stress, along with tips on how to fight back against…