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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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How Can You Avoid Common Problems with Dentures?

How Can You Avoid Common Problems with Dentures?

The American Academy of Periodontology reports that almost 25% of people 65 years and older have lost all of their teeth, with an even larger percentage having lost at least one. Although dentures can be very helpful for individuals with tooth loss, there are several common issues that can affect denture wearers.

Whether you are wearing full or partial dentures, it is important to know the most common problems associated with denture wear as well as some helpful habits for addressing them.

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How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

The average American spends nearly 1,000 hours brushing their teeth over the course of a lifetime. With all that time spent brushing, it’s important to choose the right toothbrush!

But how do you decide? Here are four important criteria to consider when purchasing your next toothbrush.

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Help Your Child Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Help Your Child Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Like any new parent, you will do anything to give your baby a healthy start in life.

A key ingredient in your child’s wellbeing is good oral hygiene. Even at a young age this is very important because tooth decay is the leading chronic childhood disease, far outpacing other conditions like asthma, diabetes and obesity.

While you may be thinking about getting your kids to brush and floss, remember that dental care actually begins at birth, before your child’s first tooth appears and long before he or she can hold a toothbrush.

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Make Brushing and Flossing Fun for Kids in Three Simple Steps!

Make Brushing and Flossing Fun for Kids in Three Simple Steps!

You already know it is important for your child to brush and floss regularly. But did you know that tooth decay is the leading chronic childhood disease?

In fact, early childhood caries – such as decayed teeth, missing or loose teeth from decay or fillings by age six – are four times more common than childhood obesity, five times more common than asthma and 20 times more common than juvenile diabetes.

So how do you motivate your kids to develop good dental hygiene habits and avoid the many health risks that come with tooth decay?

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