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Five Ways to Scare Away Tooth Decay this Halloween

Five Ways to Scare Away Tooth Decay this Halloween

Who doesn’t love indulging in all that Halloween candy after an exciting night of trick-or-treating?

The frightening truth is that too much sugar can come back to haunt you in the form of tooth decay, long after the jack-o-lantern has left the front porch.

Here are five secrets for ghosts and goblins of all ages to enjoy a few spooky treats and keep that smile sparkling.

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Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Do you have trouble with snoring or staying asleep at night? Do you feel tired during the day even after a full night’s sleep?

If so, you may be one of about 12 million Americans with sleep apnea.

But how do you know if you’re one of them? Here are some of the most commonly reported symptoms of sleep apnea.

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Three Keys to Preventative Dental Care

Three Keys to Preventative Dental Care

Approximately 80% of all Americans have had at least one cavity by age 34. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dental caries affect all ages. About 20% of children from 5 to 11 have untreated tooth decay, along with 13% of teens and 27% of adults.

What can be done to avoid the pain, discomfort and financial cost associated with tooth decay and gum disease? The American Dental Association says that quality preventative dental care is the key to achieving good oral health for both children and adults.

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What Is the Correct Way to Brush Your Teeth?

What Is the Correct Way to Brush Your Teeth?

You already know that brushing your teeth is important for reducing risk of tooth decay and gum disease. But did you know that brushing your teeth correctly is just as important as brushing in the first place?

How do you brush your teeth properly? Here are four important habits to help you out.

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Get an A+ in Dental Health with These School Lunch Ideas

Get an A+ in Dental Health with These School Lunch Ideas

As your child gets ready for another exciting school year, you are probably thinking about whether your child will eat in the cafeteria or bring his or her lunch from home.

According to one estimate, children eat more than 20% of their meals at school during the academic year. For many kids, that number is even higher.

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What Can You Expect During Your Child’s First Dental Appointment?

What Can You Expect During Your Child’s First Dental Appointment?

Early childhood brings with it many exciting firsts: first word, first step, first trip to Grandma’s and eventually the first day of school.

Like all of these milestones, your child’s first trip to the dentist can be filled with excitement and nervousness. As a parent, you may not be sure when your child should go to the dentist for the first time or what to expect during your baby’s first dental checkup.

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How Can Acidic Foods Affect Your Teeth?

How Can Acidic Foods Affect Your Teeth?

When it comes to taking care of your teeth, most people know about the importance of brushing and flossing every day, getting regular dental checkups and avoiding too much sugar.

But did you ever think about how the rest of your diet might affect your teeth? Foods with high acidity can affect your smile but you can learn how to limit the damage.

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