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13 Things Parents Should Know About Children’s Dental Health

Every year, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month in the month of February. It’s the perfect time to answer the top 13 questions parents ask me about their children’s dental health. Before I get to the questions, I’d like to remind you of the overall purpose of National Children’s Dental Health …

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If Your Teeth and Gums Could Make Dental Health Resolutions for 2014

You’re the decision-maker in your body, but if your teeth and gums had a say in the matter, we think they might do things a little different. That’s why we came up with the following New Year’s Resolutions for 2014, courtesy of your teeth and gums. Why are we giving a voice to these guys? …

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Are Digital X-Rays Safe for Your Children?

At Lakeshore Family Dentistry, we use digital x-rays every day. The new digital version emits less radiation than ever before. But anytime you’re talking about x-rays and radiation, moms and dads (especially moms like me) get a little nervous. So let’s take a closer look at the issue. Digital x-rays rely on an electronic sensor …

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Why You Might Not Be Ready For Teeth Whitening

Let me state, first and foremost, that I am a huge fan of teeth whitening. We perform it every day at Lakeshore Family Dentistry, and it yields many positive results. I can’t say enough about how it improves your smile, self-confidence, an overall demeanor. That being said, I need to hold up the warning flag: …

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Swap Sticky Halloween Candy for Toys and Movie Tickets at Lakeshore Family Dentistry

This Halloween, Lakeshore Family Dentistry at 7155 N Port Washington Rd is encouraging young 2013 trick-or-treaters in the Glendale area to trade in their hard and sticky Halloween candy. It’s the hard, sticky and chewy candy that hurts teeth the most as it gets stuck into the pits and grooves of teeth. Examples of hard …

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Alarming Statistics About Mouthguard Usage

When playing a contact sport, it’s only a manner of time before someone’s mouth connects with a bat, ball, helmet or elbow. It is estimated that more than 200,000 oral injuries can by prevented each year just by wearing protective mouth gear when participating in practice or a game. This is the main reason why the …

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The Risks of Taking a Summer Vacation from Dental Care

Ahhh, summertime. Cavities’ favorite season! Sugary treats combined with a slackened tooth brushing routine. While summer is a great time to ease up on busy schedules, there are some very important reasons why your kids shouldn’t take a break from good dental hygiene. And, why it’s important to offer them some tasty alternatives to sugar-laden …

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Eight Reasons Why Glendale Dentist Says Go Electric

Forty-seven seconds, one time per day. That’s the average time people spend brushing their teeth – about a quarter of the time that is actually needed to do the job well. This is why I recommend that all my patients use an electric toothbrush over a manual one. It quickly covers more area and reaches …

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