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Taking Your Child to the Dentist

Taking Your Child to the Dentist

Dr. Hayes, Pediatric Dentist and ADA spokesperson gives advise for taking your child to the Dentist Plan Ahead Between cookouts, camping trips and everything else on your family’s summer bucket list, it’s easy for school to sneak up on you. Unfortunately, many parents may not think about making that appointment until August, which Dr. Hayes…

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Tooth Whitening Tips

Tooth Whitening Tips

Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve about their…

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How to prepare your child for the Dentist

How to prepare your child for the Dentist

Regular dental visits are important year-round, but a back-to-school checkup is key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children:cavities. In fact, dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year. Prevention and early detection can help avoid pain, trouble eating, difficulty speaking and school absences. “When…

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Healthy Halloween!

Healthy Halloween!

10 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. Here are 10 ways you can help your…

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Smart ways to pay less for dental care

Smart ways to pay less for dental care

Here is a link to an article with a few good ideas on how to cut the costs when it comes to dental care. http://www.kiplinger.com/article/insurance/T027-C000-S002-smart-ways-to-pay-less-for-dental-care.html

Cells From Mouth May Cure Blindness

Cells From Mouth May Cure Blindness

Science Daily (9/3) reports that researchers at the University of Oslo have found “a number of illnesses causing blindness can be cured from transplanting cells from the oral cavity.” The researchers’ discoveries may have “great consequences for the treatment of blindness caused by so-called limbal stem cell deficiency,” which strikes developing countries the most often,…

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Back To School!!!

Back To School!!!

Wisconsin Dental Association Recommends Back-To-School Dental Visits For Children. The La Crosse (WI) Tribune (9/3) reports that the Wisconsin Dental Association recommends children see the dentist to help ensure they have “a healthy and successful school year.” According to the article, scheduling regular dental appointments for checkups and preventive care can help children avoid oral…

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More People Own Mobile Phones Than Toothbrushes

More People Own Mobile Phones Than Toothbrushes

In a release carried by Globe Newswire (8/4), the American College of Prosthodontists states that prosthodontists are dismayed with the Twitter infographic that shows “people own more mobile devices (4.8 billion) than toothbrushes (4.2 billion),” saying it is “the wake-up call for Americans to start prioritizing their oral health in this high tech world.” Dr.…

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Cavemen Dentistry

Cavemen Dentistry

Discovery Suggests Humans Understood Need To Treat Cavities 14,000 Years Ago. The Telegraph (UK) (7/16, Squires) reports that Italian scientists have discovered “ancient humans were performing rudimentary dentistry on each other 14,000 years ago…5,000 years earlier than previously thought.” The researchers believe a molar from a “14,000-year-old skeleton of a prehistoric man found in the…

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