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Treats for Kids with Braces

Treats for Kids with Braces

Posted Jan 3rd, 2018 in General Information, Health & Nutrition

It is perfectly fine to allow treats as part of your children's diet – in moderation. With good oral hygiene, the occasional treat is not a problem, even for kids with braces!

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5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

Posted Jul 19th, 2017 in General Information, Health & Nutrition

Sugar can be bad news when it comes to oral health, and it should be consumed in moderation to avoid cavities. But that doesn't mean you have to neglect your sweet tooth! Try these 5 low-sugar sweet treats instead.

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3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

Posted May 10th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition

We all know that sugar, in the form of things candy, pop and other sweets, can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth. But there are hidden sugars lurking in some unexpected places; here are just a few.

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5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

Posted Mar 22nd, 2017 in General Information, Health & Nutrition

Your child’s dentist can tell a variety of things about your child’s daily life and health simply by examining his or her teeth. Here are four things you may not realize the dentist can deduce!

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Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Posted Jan 3rd, 2017 in Health & Nutrition

Parents often ask our dentists whether or not sugar substitutes have and adverse effect on oral health like real sugar does. The short answer is no, but read on to find out more.

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How Does Pop Affect Teeth?

How Does Pop Affect Teeth?

Posted Oct 5th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Pop is a fun treat that most children can enjoy occasionally with no negative impact on oral health. But pop should definitely only be an occasional treat, as it can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth when consumed in excess!

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5 Foods That Help Keep Teeth Clean

5 Foods That Help Keep Teeth Clean

Posted Aug 5th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

While there is no replacement for daily brushing and flossing when it comes to keeping your children’s teeth healthy and clean, there are a few different types of food that can help!

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Hydration & Oral Health

Hydration & Oral Health

Posted Aug 3rd, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

It may surprise you to learn that many people, and even children, are continually mildly dehydrated day to day. This can have serious oral health consequences.

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Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Posted Jun 1st, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Dairy products are probably the most commonly known source of calcium, and they’re very kid-friendly, too. But if dairy isn’t an option for your child, there are many good sources of calcium out there that are dairy-free.

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Sugar & Tooth Decay

Sugar & Tooth Decay

Posted May 26th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

While most people know that sugar causes tooth decay, many people don’t completely understand how exactly that works. And they also often don’t realize how much sugar they’re really consuming.

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