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Just How Long Have Humans Chewed Gum?

December 14, 2017

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Did you know that humans have used animal hair to make toothbrushes, or that we’ve crushed shells to use as toothpaste? Over the years, humanity has had its ups and downs when discovering and designing medical technologies – especially oral care. But what about chewing gum? How long have we chewed gum, and has it ever helped clean teeth throughout history? …
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Everything Parents Need to Know about the 4 Layers of Teeth

November 30, 2017

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Teeth are a lot of fun to learn about, and understanding teeth can help children enjoy going to the pediatric dentist! Did you know that teeth are composed of four primary layers? Each layer plays a pivotal role in supporting a strong smile and a healthy mouth. Try reading this article with your child, and teaching them about…
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Limit These Thanksgiving Foods for the Sake of Your Teeth

November 9, 2017

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Thanksgiving is here, and with it comes a swath of seasonal treats that are usually enjoyed just once a year. Besides visiting family, Thanksgiving is a time for eating, and eating well. As your family enjoys this time together, keep your eyes out for a few Thanksgiving dishes that can harm your teeth, and turn your relaxing time off into a…
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The Spirited History of Halloween

October 19, 2017

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Halloween is a great time for families to celebrate the fall season, and get to know your community through local festivals and trick-or-treating. But, how long have we been celebrating Halloween, and what does the holiday represent? Below, we’ll tell you about the original traditions associated with this festive holiday.   A Look at Old Ireland Halloween is over 2000 years old and originates in Celtic Ireland with the Festival of Samhain. The Festival…
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What to do for a Broken Tooth

October 12, 2017

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It can be scary when your child gets hurt or has an accident. As a parent, you’re equipped to handle a bruise or a scrape, but what about a broken tooth? Do you know how to handle a lost permanent tooth? Parents can take a few steps to help their children recover from a broken…
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5 Ways to Prevent Daily Acid Attacks on Tooth Enamel

September 21, 2017

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A recent study found that just over 41% of children in the United States suffer from acid erosion – which is an acid attack on tooth enamel that can lead to cavities and tooth decay. But, you can keep your children’s enamel strong, and prevent cavities with a few simple methods. 1 – Cut back…
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4 Fun Ways to Encourage Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

September 7, 2017

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As a parent, it’s your job to make oral healthcare fun, and as approachable as possible by mitigating fear and anxiety, and replacing negative feelings with optimism and instruction. A great place to begin encouraging your young child is at home. Try making oral healthcare fun and informative with these fun brushing tips!  1 – Use Videos For…
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3 Quick Tips to Cavity-Free Kids

August 17, 2017

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Childhood cavities are the most prevalent childhood illness in the United States, and they are almost entirely preventable. While treating cavities is more effective and comfortable now than ever before, some kids still experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. By following a few simple steps, you can help your kids keep cavities away and keep their…
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