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Can Chewing Gum With Xylitol Help Keep Teeth Healthy?

May 1, 2014

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It’s no secret that sugar is bad for teeth.  It gives bacteria nourishment and causes plaque to build up.  Because of this, sugar substitutes are always in high demand, especially ones with additional health benefits.  That’s why xylitol, a natural sugar substitute derived primarily from plants is so attractive for those looking for a sweet…
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What’s the Best Toothpaste For My Child?

April 17, 2014

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We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of toothpaste types and brands made specifically for children. There are so many choices that it can be difficult to find one that is best for your child’s oral health. Here are a few quick guidelines to make sure you find one that’s right: Look for the…
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What’s the Best Age for a First Dental Visit?

April 3, 2014

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We are often asked when the first dental check-up should occur. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry the first visit may be earlier than you think. It’s important not to neglect the dental health of your child during the time when the focus seems to be on well-baby visits and immunization schedules. Children…
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Help For Those Finding it Difficult to Floss

March 20, 2014

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According to the American Dental Association, nearly 20% of Americans never floss. Many people invariably view flossing as optional which causes it to become one of the most frequently neglected parts of any oral care routine. But as much of a plaque fighter that your toothbrush is, it simply cannot reach all the tight spots…
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Chewing Gum: Facts, Fun and Your Teeth

March 6, 2014

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The History of Chewing Gum Chewing gum has a long and fascinating history. For 5,000 years humans have enjoyed chewing on bark tar, resin from the mastic tree and other plants and grasses. American Indians made a form of gum from spruce tree sap. But for most of our history, we have used chicle, a…
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Why Do Pirates Have Bad Teeth? ­­­­

February 6, 2014

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Have you ever noticed that pirates all seem to have bad teeth?  Have you ever wondered why? Probably not, but in honor of “International Speak Like a Pirate Day” we thought we would share why pirates have such a poor reputation for terrible chompers!  And the answers might also give us some helpful ideas for…
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Can Gummy Vitamins Harm Teeth?

January 30, 2014

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Gummy vitamins have become very popular in the last several years and even adults now have the option of getting essential vitamins and nutrients through a tasty gummy treat.  But while this can be a great way to get children to take their vitamins, gummy vitamins can harm your teeth.  Yes, they are enhanced with…
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