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Child Snacking Tips

Child Snacking Tips

6 Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Sugary Snacking When working with her young patients, pediatric dentist and ADA spokesperson Dr. Mary Hayes teaches them this simple, but important, saying: “Sugar is fun to eat, but not good for your teeth!” That’s because your child might love sweet treats, but the bacteria in his or her…

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7 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

7 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

If you think you’re busy, try being a kid. In addition to school, activities and family time, they’re learning how to take care of themselves and others in new ways every single day. One of those necessary life skills every child needs to learn is brushing his or her teeth. Helping your child get in…

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Summer Dental Hygiene

Summer Dental Hygiene

3 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay: Stay on a routine Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks…

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Poor Oral Health Associated With Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease, Study Finds.

Poor Oral Health Associated With Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease, Study Finds.

Poor Oral Health Associated With Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease, Study Finds. HealthDay (4/19) provided continuing coverage of a recent clinical study that found “people who lost two or more teeth” during midlife had “a 23 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease” regardless of other risk factors, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.…

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Dental Anxiety!!!

Dental Anxiety!!!

Dental Anxiety: 3 Ways to Stop Fearing the Dentist If you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist, you’re not alone. Perhaps you’re scared the visit might hurt or you haven’t been in a while and not sure what the dentist will find. Whatever your reason, the right dental team will make…

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“A Mom’s Guide to Fluoride”

“A Mom’s Guide to Fluoride”

“A Mom’s Guide to Fluoride” featuring information from ADA member Dr. Brittany Seymour, an assistant professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, was recently posted on MouthHealthy.org. “Our children deserve the healthiest start to their lives,” writes Dr. Seymour, who has a three-year-old daughter and also serves on…

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12 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

12 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

12 Tips for a Healthy Halloween Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween…

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The link between your gums and heart

The link between your gums and heart

Patients With Gum Disease May Be More Likely To Suffer Heart Attack, Stroke, Severe Chest Pain, Study Indicates. Reuters (8/23, Crist) reports that “a study of more than 60,000 dental patients” indicated that “those with gum disease were twice as likely to have had a heart attack, stroke or severe chest pain.” Researchers found that…

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Sealants

Sealants

Coverage Continues: Evidence Indicates Children Strongly Benefit From Sealants. MDLinx (7/27) covers the ADA News story reporting on the August edition of The Journal of the American Dental Association that contains “a systematic review” that demonstrates using sealants is effective to prevent and manage occlusal caries in children and adolescents. In addition, the American Dental…

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President’s Teeth!

President’s Teeth!

Presi-dental Health: 4 Strange (But True) Tales Hail to the Chief—and his teeth! You may remember their smiles and expressions from portraits and photographs, but do you know the stories behind them? Read on for some fascinating facts about our commanders in chief. Photo: Library of Congress George Washington Never Wore Wooden Dentures Tooth decay…

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