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baby sam and his teether

It’s common for babies to be fussier than normal when their baby teeth are coming in, but every baby reacts differently.

Children's Dental Health

National Children’s Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Dental Association and Crest + Oral B, is intended to raise awareness about the importance of dental health and establishing good habits early in a child’s life. February has come to an end, but here are some ways you can make dental health a priority for the whole family—this month and beyond.

Tooth Emergencies

Nobody wants to deal with an emergency, especially when in concerns our teeth, but let’s face it: kids will be kids. Even adults have accidents, so you’ll want to be prepared and know what to do if one of these things happens to you or someone in your family!

Healthy for the Holidays

Health Dental Habits for the New Year

Thinking about improving your oral health in 2018? Here are some resolution suggestions to keep your smile shining bright as the snow this holiday season!

A Closer Look at X-Rays

You probably recall your dental x-rays as the time your dentist or hygienist places a heavy apron over you, tells you to bite down on a piece of plastic and hold still. Maybe afterwards, your get to see the skeleton of your mouth! But what role do x-rays play in your dental health?

Thanks to x-rays, dentists can diagnose and treat many dental problems before you even know you have them. They give professionals the whole picture, as opposed to what lies only on the surface.

 

What are x-rays?

The Trick to Sweets

Halloween Candy and your teeth

It’s October, which means that soon you and your kids will be thinking about costumes, class parties, and of course, trick-or-treating! Candy and cavities have a long-standing relationship—one you most likely remind your kids about when they come home to sort through their Halloween haul, but what are the effects of sugar on our teeth?

 

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

How to whiten your teeth

Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

 

Building Healthy Habits: The Morning Routine

Mother Daughter Healthy Teeth

The school year is underway, which means that the days will fill up once more for you and your family. The sooner you begin developing a good oral health routine with your kids, the more likely it is that those good habits will carry them into adulthood. On those busy mornings, you’ll want to have a successful routine in place.

Parents know that when it comes to kids, easier is better, and the same applies to their oral health.

 

Baby teeth are teeth too!

Feeling Sensitive?

Tooth Sensitivity

July is National Ice Cream month! Hooray!

However, nearly 1 in every 8 Americans cringe at the thought of sinking their teeth into an ice-cold cone because they suffer from a condition called dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly referred to as sensitive teeth.

 

What causes sensitivity and how do I know if I have it?

Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist at Your Next Checkup

Questions to ask your dentist

Dentists are usually the ones asking questions during your appointments, and when your mouth is free of hands and tools, it’s important to ask them questions too! Poor dental health can affect your overall health, so asking your dentist for a few of the following tips at your next check-up is one way to ensure that your oral health is the best it can be.

What can I do To Improve My Dental Health?

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