Category Archives: Prevention

Water flossers

Brushing alone is not enough to achieve optimal oral health.   Since toothbrushes have limited access to the surfaces between the teeth bacteria can accumulate, multiply and remain undisturbed. Undisturbed plaque can cause gingival inflammation and bleeding and increase the risk … Continue reading

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Do you Grind Your Teeth?

  Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, clench or gnash your teeth. Bruxism and clenching are the most common oral habits, and may occur to some degree in over 80% of the population. Most people subconsciously grind their … Continue reading

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Oil Pulling – Good Idea or not?

Oil pulling proponents claim that the swishing activates the enzymes and draws the toxins out of the blood. They suggest that bacteria hiding under crevices in the gums and in pores and tubules within the teeth are sucked out of … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Child For Their First Dental Visit

Your Child’s First Visit — Make it Fun! Visiting the dentist for the first time should be a positive, fun experience for your child. There are some things you can do to help prepare your child for their first visit.                    … Continue reading

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Tongue Piercings – What are the dangers?

If you’re thinking about getting an oral piercing — or if you already have one — there are some health risks you should know about. A mouth piercing can interfere with speech, chewing, or swallowing, however of more concern are the following: … Continue reading

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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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Nail Biting and Your Health

Nail Biting You may have been advised to avoid chewing on hard nuts, and ice cubes as it may chip your teeth.  The same warning applies to nail biting.  Dental enamel is the strongest tissue in the body.  But habitually … Continue reading

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Breast Feeding and Early Childhood Caries

Is Your Breast Fed Baby at Risk for Early Childhood Caries? Our recent post discussed Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (Early Childhood Caries) and how and why it occurs.  It is important for Moms who breast feed their baby to know that just … 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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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby  Bottle Tooth Decay You may think that because baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth, it is not important if they decay or are lost early.  It is however, very important to keep baby teeth healthy because: Primary (baby) teeth last for one-sixth … Continue reading

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