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Nine Vitamins and Minerals Needed for Healthy Teeth and Gums

You already know regular brushing and flossing are very important when it comes to keeping your child’s teeth healthy. Did you know there are certain vitamins and minerals he or she also needs to consume regularly to maintain a healthy mouth? Here are our top nine favorite vitamins and minerals for healthy teeth: Vitamin A …

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Winter Weather and Dry Mouth

Winter weather not only brings cooler temperatures, but less humidity in the air. After living through a humid summer in Alabama, this cooler weather probably seems like nothing short of a blessing. However, too little humidity in the air can also cause problems – such as dry mouth. What is Dry Mouth? Dry mouth occurs …

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Three Things You Should Know About Tooth Decay

Raising healthy kids can be exhausting. Between the demands of work, school, extracurricular activities and weekend plans, dental care sometimes gets neglected. In a rush to get out the door in the morning, kids forget to brush their teeth. Or you’re so anxious for them to go to bed that you let them skip brushing at night.  Not only …

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Five Reasons to Schedule a Dental Appointment Before the End of the Year

If you are among the 59% of Americans with dental insurance, you may want to make sure you’ve taken advantage of your full benefits before the year runs out. Most plans renew every calendar year. This means you could be ringing in the New Year by leaving money behind. Yearly Maximum Every dental plan has …

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Is Your Child Tired During the Day? Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Could be to Blame

Snoring is most commonly associated with older adults. But the fact is, children snore too! The American Academy of Family Physicians estimates that anywhere from 3 – 12 percent of children snore. In most cases, the symptoms are mild and many children outgrow the condition.  Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA) is different. It is a sleep disorder in which your child’s upper airway narrows or becomes …

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Dental Sealants and Halloween: Top Three Things You Should Know

During the month of October, there is usually only one thing on a kid’s mind – Halloween! What could be more fun than picking out the perfect costume and going trick-or-treating with friends? Eating candy, or course!   Kids aren’t the only ones who love candy. Bacteria inside the mouth love it too. This bacteria feeds on sugar …

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10 Tips for Healthy Gums

How many times have you told your child to smile and say “cheese?” When it comes to cute photos, teeth get all the glory. But it’s the gums that are the real unsung hero. In fact, when it comes to oral hygiene, the gums should get just as much attention. September is National Gum Care Month and in honor …

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The Importance of Wearing Mouthguards to Prevent Dental Injuries

A new school year is kicking off across the country. With it begins a new season of extra-curricular sports activities. You would never send your rising football star onto the field without a protective helmet and pads. However, don’t overlook one smaller, but no less important piece of equipment: a mouthguard. How Mouthguards Protect Your …

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