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Category: Healthy Teeth

Will Chewing Ice Ruin My Child’s Teeth?

March 14, 2019

Chewing ice is a common habit that can cause a surprising amount of damage. Here’s how chewing ice can ruin teeth, which may end up in a costly trip to the dentist or orthodontist.  Fractured Teeth Teeth may seem tough and sturdy, but they aren’t designed to crunch very hard objects like ice. Chewing ice can…
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Can Candy be Mouth-Healthy?

November 15, 2018

People love candy, and what’s not to love? It’s sweet, and you can enjoy it pretty much anywhere. But, if you eat too much candy, your teeth will suffer. So, are there any types of candy that are healthier for teeth?  Dark Chocolate  Dark chocolate contains polyphenols, which are natural chemicals that limit the buildup…
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Packing the Perfect Mouth-Healthy Lunch

September 28, 2018

As a parent, you can help your child achieve a healthy smile in many different ways. One way you can greatly help is by packing a lunch that improves their oral health.    Avoid Sugary Drinks – Even “Healthy” Drinks  Allowing children to sip on sugary beverages over long periods of time increases their exposure…
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Parent’s Guide to Dental Visits with Less Stress

August 16, 2018

Getting your child excited about visiting the dentist can be tough, and many children feel stressed about visiting for the first time. Here’s how parents can help their children be excited for their first dental visit.  Show Your Child the Office Online  Before you take your child into a dentist’s office for the first time, take a few minutes to…
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The Perfect Menu for a Mouth-Healthy Day

June 28, 2018

A mouth-healthy diet can be a great tool for improving your oral health. But, altering your diet can take a lot of time and research. So, we’ve decided to help by outlining the perfect day of mouth-healthy food. Breakfast: Apple Slices, Mixed Nuts, and Milk  Breakfast is the perfect time to begin a mouth-healthy day of nutrition!…
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Sweet Treats are Fine for Teeth

May 10, 2018

A well-rounded diet is vital for healthy teeth and gums. Unfortunately, dieting means excluding some of your favorite sweets to improve your overall wellbeing. But, never fear: you can still enjoy certain sweet treats that promote a healthy mouth. Dark Chocolate  Dark chocolate might not strike you as mouth healthy – but it’s actually a fantastic…
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Teeth & Tummies! 5 Foods that are Great for Tooth & Gut Health

April 6, 2018

A mouth-healthy diet can go a long way in helping your entire family improve their oral health, but can also better your general health as well. Here are 5 foods that your teeth – and stomach – will love.  1 – Probiotic Yogurt  Probiotic yogurt is an absolute must-have for those seeking mouth & gut health. Yogurt…
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4 Keys to a Healthy Mouth

March 23, 2018

A healthy mouth is something that parents can help their child attain right in the comfort of their own home. Here are 4 important keys to a healthy mouth for children – and adults! 1 – Maintain a Proper Oral Health Routine  Food debris left on your child’s teeth encourages bacteria growth that eats away at…
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7 Snacks Better for Your Child’s Teeth than Cheetos

February 8, 2018

Chips give parents a quick way to satisfy their children’s snacking habits. Chips and other starchy snacks can stick onto teeth long after snack time, and can lead to tooth decay.  The Problem with Cheetos and Starchy Snacks Starchy snacks like crackers, bread and chips tend to stick to teeth after they are consumed. The starch breaks down and turns…
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How to Help Prevent Cavities this Halloween

October 19, 2017

This Halloween, your child will surely come into an inordinate amount of candy – all of which is packed with sugar and terrible for teeth. While sugar won’t lead to cavities overnight, it can do some serious damage in the long term. Here’s how you can help prevent cavities this Halloween. Water, Water, Water! Water can drastically improve your child’s overall health,…
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