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Your child has the ability to grow into a healthy, confident adult. Did you know that children’s dental health plays a key role in their growth and development? Among other things, keeping your child’s smile healthy can result in positive self-esteem, making them proud to show their smile to the world. How else is …

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Your child’s primary teeth will begin to fall out anywhere from age six and on, when the adult teeth start pushing their way in. However, just because your child’s baby teeth fall out doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be properly cared for. Primary teeth are essential to the healthy development of adult teeth, …

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Breathing through your mouth usually only happens at certain times: when you have a cold and can’t breathe through your nose, possibly during intensive exercise, and if you have a medical condition such as asthma. However, mouth breathing isn’t considered normal and it can even be harmful to your oral health. If …

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Our genes influence nearly everything about us, so it’s certainly true that aspects of our dental health would be linked to our parents and other family members. However, just how much of our oral health is the result of our genes and how much is influenced by our actions? The truth is that both play a role in how …

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Your child’s primary teeth are just as important as their adult teeth. Their baby teeth set the stage for the permanent teeth to come in properly. Plus, having your child take care of their teeth sets up future habits that will last for life. Brushing and flossing are great, but what about the foods your child …

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Since the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontist visit by age 7, your child could have braces before they reach their 10th birthday! It can seem difficult to ensure your child will keep his or her mouth clean with braces, but the truth is that having braces …

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Gum disease is all too common in adults. Approximately 50% of them have some form of this disease! Gum disease happens when bacteria and plaque aren’t routinely removed from the mouth. They then begin to irritate the teeth near the gumline and can create pockets of infection. Although rare for children to develop …

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Sports are a great way to get some physical activity in, learn a new skill, and develop a team attitude with peers. Popular among adults and kids alike, sports are enjoyed across the board. However, there are few sports that exist without the risk for injury. Even sports deemed to be relatively safe such as soccer …

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We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth. But what about juices that don’t have added sugar and are 100% juice? Many parents choose this juice for their kids thinking it’s the better option. Of course, juice is more nutritious than soda or energy drinks. However, how good is 100% fruit juice for your child’s …

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Getting your kids to adopt healthy dental habits is crucial to having a strong smile for life! The habits you teach your kids now will follow them into adulthood. Having your kids brush and floss for healthy teeth and gums will help them learn how important it is to care for their smile. Starting your kids off …

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