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The Safety of Dental X-Rays

Are you worried about your child’s exposure to radiation during dental X-rays? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has deemed dental X-rays safe for children if your dental provider follows appropriate protocol. Dental X-rays are extremely useful diagnostic tools that can predict whether there’s enough room in your child’s mouth for secondary teeth, make sure …

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Learning to Floss

It’s hard enough to get your children to brush twice a day without worrying about flossing, but it is just as important. Depending on his or her dexterity, your child may need a little time to learn how to floss properly, however, starting the habit of flossing early can mean great oral health as an …

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Allergies and Oral Health

As the season of spring goes into full swing, so may your child’s allergies. Oral health can be affected by allergies, so it’s important to be aware of certain symptoms your child may present to determine if their allergies require them to go to the dentist. Common side effects of seasonal allergies include dry mouth, …

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Is My Baby Teething?

If you are calling for help because you think your child may be teething, we asked our dentists their recommendations for easing teething pain: Relieve Teething Pain They typically suggest patients try these four ways of relieving discomfort. Chewing toys – plastic or rubber toys that at teething age, kids will inevitably put in their …

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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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