Category Archives: Cavity Fighting Strategies

Managing all those Sweet Halloween Treats

Halloween is an exciting time for children. They get to dress up in their favorite costume and trick or treat for lots of loot.  However, it is not such an exciting time for parents! Now that Halloween has come and gone, … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

HOW TO PREVENT EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES  If you must give the baby a bottle as a comfort at bedtime, it should contain only water. If your child won’t fall asleep without the bottle and its usual beverage, gradually dilute the … Continue reading

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Receding Gums

Receding Gums The gingiva (gum) is the protective skin that is located around the necks of each tooth, and covers the underlying bone that holds the roots of the teeth. The gums are the so-called first line of defense against bacteria that … Continue reading

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17 Ways You May Be Inadvertently Damaging Your Teeth

PROTECT YOUR TEETH  KEEP THEM FOR LIFETIME!                                                       Do you brush your teeth right after eating or drinking something acidic?  Brushing your teeth immediately after eating or drinking something acidic can cause tooth wear.  If you eat or drink anything … Continue reading

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Flossing Alternatives!

FLOSSING ALTERNATIVES It is estimated that 80% of adults in this country have periodontal disease. This is when irreversible bone loss occurs resulting from the virulent bacteria that collect between the teeth. Research has shown that periodontal disease is a … Continue reading

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Preventing Infant Tooth Decay

Preventing infant tooth decay Do you think baby teeth are temporary, and therefore not important? Think again. Baby teeth are necessary for chewing, speaking, and smiling. They also serve as placeholders for the adult teeth. If baby teeth are infected … Continue reading

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Don’t Share Your Cavities!

  What can cause infant tooth decay? According to a 2008 study in Pediatric Dentistry, primarily mothers, or anyone who kisses an infant with active tooth decay could pass cavities to the infant.  Only people with active tooth decay can transfer the … Continue reading

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