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Oral Effects of Chewing Gum

June 27, 2019
Oral Effects of Chewing Gum

Everyone has probably chewed gum at some point. But have you ever wondered if it is bad for your teeth? If you’re wondering, continue reading to learn more about chewing gum and find out if it’s good or bad for you.

What is chewing gum?

Chewing gum has been used since the ancient Greek and Mayan civilizations. It is a soft cohesive substance that is designed to be chewed but not swallowed. In modern times, chewing gum is thought of more of a kind of candy and is very popular. Chewing bum typically…


Your Child’s First Pediatric Dental Visit

June 25, 2019
Your Child's First Pediatric Dental Visit

A pediatric dentist is a trained dentist who specializes in providing dental care for infants and young teens. They have experience and qualifications to care for a child’s unique dental needs. Children typically begin to get their teeth around the first six months of life and will generally start to lose their primary baby teeth at around age 6 or 7 years. Visiting a pediatric dentist regularly during these transitional years will keep your child’s teeth healthy and spot any problems early. According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, a child’s primary teeth should be cared for until it is…


Practical Oral Hygiene Care for Parents with Toddlers

June 21, 2019
Practical Oral Hygiene Care for Parents with Toddlers

Being a parent to toddlers can be a fun and busy time. As parents, we want to make sure that our children stay active and healthy. As they make small growth milestone, by eating their first bite of broccoli, ride a bike, use the potty all on their own, or try brushing their teeth for the first time, you want to make good oral hygiene habit a part of the many milestones. As busy as parents are today, good oral hygiene can take a backseat which can lead to tooth decay or the need for major dental work.

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Fluoride Varnish Recommended For Children

June 18, 2019
Fluoride Varnish Recommended For Children

A child’s smile starts with healthy teeth. Good oral health in children is essential for development, eating a healthy meal, and self-esteem. Once your child starts to develop teeth, it is recommended by dentist that your child receive a dental fluoride varnish treatment. When the teeth are developing, fluoride naturally found in food and water is incorporated into the tooth structure when drinking fluoride water. Fluoride becomes concentrated on the outer enamel surface when applied once the teeth have erupted. Fluoride varnish is a simple dental procedure that helps prevent early tooth decay in children. The fluoride varnish can be applied two to four times a year directly…


A Misaligned Bite Affect More Than Just Your Smile

June 14, 2019
A Misaligned Bite Affect More Than Just Your Smile

In an ideal world, our jaws and teeth should align perfectly to give us that perfect smile we see on television. Because of our unique individual self, our smiles come in many shapes and sizes. The way our jawbone and teeth align affects how the upper and lower teeth fit together. Knowing the difference between a healthy and abnormal dental bite can help you determine if you have a balanced bite. Only after visiting your dentist, can he or she determine if your dental bite appropriately aligned. A misaligned bite can cause problems with chewing, jaw pain, crowded teeth, and speaking problems, and self-esteem.