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Sippy Cup: Friend Or Foe?

sippy cup

The sippy cup is a spill proof, lid-covered drinking cup designed to help parents teach their toddlers how to drink without spilling. Children can toss it, drop it and turn it upside down, but they can’t spill its contents. That’s thanks to a valve in the top that releases liquid only when a child puts […]

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Dental Care Checklist for Adults

Dental Care Checklist

Dental Care Checklist: Don’t let dental visits slide! Adult life can sometimes be a juggling act and it may feel like you just can’t find the time for a dental visit. But making time for regular dental visits now can help keep you out of the dental office in the future. Brush and floss daily, […]

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Bad Habits Your Oral Health Would Like You to Break

bad habits

Bad Habits Did you know that a lot of little things you do (or don’t do) could be bad habits that are affecting your oral health? These include everything from not brushing or flossing enough, to eating too many sweets, to even using your teeth to open a bag of chips. The Snowball Effect Unfortunately, […]

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Mouthguards: Built to Protect and Preserve

Mouthguards

Mouthguards An active lifestyle calls for active safety. And while helmets, goggles and knee pads have become standard equipment to protect our bodies, it’s important to remember to protect your teeth as well. Mouthguards offer an easy, reliable method to cushion your teeth during athletic and recreational activity. Participating in any physical activity involves a […]

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Pacifiers and Baby Bottles: Comforting or Concerning?

Pacifiers and Baby Bottles

Pacifiers and Baby Bottles – When it comes to sucking, babies are naturals — maybe because they practice even before they are born! Children begin sucking on their thumb while in the womb to develop the skills necessary for breastfeeding. And for many kids, this skill has an added bonus: Thumb-sucking can be very soothing. […]

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Dental Self Care for Moms (and Moms-to-Be)

Dental Self Care for Moms

Dental Self Care for Moms who deserve to be celebrated every day. So, if you’re a mom, it’s time to give yourself a gift that lasts a lifetime — the gift of great dental health. We get it, moms are busy people. But even if you don’t think you have the time to take care […]

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Crossbite

Crossbite

The clinical definition for a crossbite is “an abnormal relation of one or more teeth of one arch to the opposing tooth or teeth of the other arch, caused by deviation of tooth position or abnormal jaw position.” But unless you’re a health professional, this definition probably makes you say, “Huh?” In lay terms, a […]

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Baby Boomers Beware: Aging and Tooth Root Decay

Aging and Tooth Root Decay

The development of tooth root decay is providing a new challenge for dentists — and for our aging population. Root decay is more difficult to treat than normal cavities — especially if the dental cavity travels under the gum line. Traditionally, dentists treat root decay the same way they treat regular dental cavities. The procedure […]

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Gum Disease – What Are My Options for Treating It?

Gum Disease

Gum Health and Preventing Gum Disease It may be alarming to learn that you need to start treating gum disease, but the truth is, there are a number of successful options to treat the problem. Maybe your issue began with an infection that included very little to no pain or irritation. Some people may not […]

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Your Guide to Caring for Dentures

Dentures

Your Guide to Caring for Dentures – Proper care of your dentures may help you avoid unnecessary, and costly, denture repair. The health of your mouth also depends on how well you care for them. Use this guide to help ensure that your full or partial dentures are kept in tip-top shape. Brush Your Dentures […]

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