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How Tongue Scraping Can Clean Up Many Dental Concerns

You always remember to clean your teeth, but are you also cleaning your tongue?  Surprisingly, your tongue can collect bacteria that can lead to different dental problems. The easiest way to keep your tongue clean is with the process called tongue scraping, so learn how this simple habit can really...

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Take the Bite Out of Teeth Grinding for Your Child

If you notice your child is grinding their teeth far too frequently, this is a sign of a problem called bruxism. It’s a very common disorder that affects up to 30% of kids. While teeth grinding often subsides over time, it sometimes lasts throughout the teen years and can have many harmful effects....

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Orthodontic Braces - A Healthy Reason to Smile

An orthodontist is a specially trained dentist who can straighten teeth and align jaws with devices such as traditional orthodontic braces, retainers, and other treatments. Tooth and jaw disorders can be hereditary or related to tooth decay, accidents, or personal habits. Problems like overlapping teeth,...

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Your One-Year-Old Child’s First Visit to a Kids Dentist

Pediatric dentists play a critical role in maximizing oral health for infants and children. Pediatricians and dental professionals agree that every child should see a dentist by the time he or she is one year old. Tooth decay has reached epidemic proportions in American children. One out of every four...

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Teething and Children’s Tooth Loss Timeline

Even before birth, your baby’s teeth were starting to develop as tiny buds beneath his gums. If you’re wondering when his baby teeth and permanent teeth will make an appearance, the following tooth loss timeline can serve as your guide. Keep in mind that these are just rough estimates; a first tooth...

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Bulimia, Anorexia Nervosa and Teeth Problems in Children

Many children and teens adopt strange eating patterns, but if your child develops an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, there could be serious medical and dental consequences. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of eating disorders is important. If your child has anorexia, he or she may eat...

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Parents, Children, and Shared Dental Fear

April is observed as National Anxiety Month in America, and a study conducted by Delta Dental has revealed interesting evidence that dental fear is a learned behavior. According to Delta's nationwide poll, about half of participating parents with kids aged 12 and under are afraid of the dentist. The...

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Ways to Find a Pediatric Dentist for Your Child’s Smile

Did you know that the American Dental Association recommends that children be examined by a dentist within six months of getting their first tooth and no later than their first birthday? Your child’s dental care is essential to their health, but it's just as important that both you and your child are...

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Perfecting Your Future Smile - How to Brush Around Braces

When you wear braces, oral hygiene is extremely important. Braces have tiny spaces where plaque and food particles can easily get trapped. If debris is not removed effectively by brushing and flossing, tooth decay and enamel stains may occur around brackets and bands. Learning how to brush around braces...

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Early Tooth Decay in Children - Is Your Child at Risk?

Tooth decay in children is the most common chronic childhood disease in the nation. Sadly, by the time they start kindergarten, a quarter of American children have never had a dental exam. Many parents simply don’t know when it’s appropriate for their children to start seeing a dentist, and they...

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