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OUCH – You May be Suffering from Teeth Grinding

What ailment causes headache, toothaches, neck pains and jaw popping and may go undetected for years? The answer is teeth grinding. The bigger question, however, is that why it so often goes undetected, especially when there is a treatment? The scientific term for teeth grinding is temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, or TMJ disorders for …

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Why Sealants Are a Groovy Way to Prevent Cavities in Kids

Cavities are sneaky little devils. They form when food particles and plaque make their way into the pits and grooves of a tooth. But lo and behold, there is a way to help ward off these creepy cavities on our chewing surfaces: Sealants – a parent’s (and kid’s) best friend. Sealants are essentially resin material that is …

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Top Five Excuses Your Family Makes Not To Go To the Dentist

Are you the family’s director of Health and Human Services? Most moms somehow wind up getting appointed to this position, and sometimes the toughest part of the job is getting your family to go to the dentist. Here’s five excuses you probably hear, and how to address them. You’ll note these excuses aren’t just coming …

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Eight Ways to Make Children Ready for Their First Trip to the Dentist

Fear is an extremely powerful emotion, especially when you’re a child. There’s the monster under the bed, the monster in the closet, and yes, a child may even be afraid of the dentist. Here are eight ways you can calm their fears and get them ready for their first trip to the dentist. Read about …

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Three Tips When You Buy Your Own Dental Insurance

As you can imagine, we deal quite a bit with dental insurance. We are by no means experts, but here are some areas that you might not be aware of with your dental insurance policy, as well. The following examples typically apply to cases where you’re buying your own policy and not using one provided …

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If Flossing Adds Years to Our Lives, Why Don’t We Do It More?

Flossing has a number of critical benefits, including the surprising one that it can add years to your life. So why don’t more people floss more regularly? I have a few ideas, including how to make flossing easy and part of your everyday routine. Let’s first look into the idea that flossing can extend your lifespan. Periodontist …

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What Will Summer Sports Drinks Do To Children’s Teeth?

Play ball! Summer will soon be upon us, as will those warm days and nights at the baseball/soccer/etc. While many parents are aware of the detrimental effects of sugar on dental health, and reducing soda intake. Unfortunately, they’re overlooking the potentially harmful effects of sports drinks on children’s teeth. I have to hand it to …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Toothbrush

Ah, the toothbrush. Your weapon in the war against tooth decay. Many people take our bristled friends for granted, but I’m going to share 10 little-known facts about the toothbrush – many of which can lead to better oral health for you and your children. Boar hairs used in first toothbrush. While the Egyptians and Babylonians …

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The Dangers of Caring For Your Children’s Teeth But Not Your Own

As a mom, I understand that your kids are your top priority. If you have extra money, you spend it on them first, yourself second. I get it. But too often, I see moms (and dads) neglecting their own dental health to ensure their kids get the best of everything, and that can be a …

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