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Over 1/3 of breast cancer patients develop oral health complications during cancer treatment. For example, chemotherapy can cause a cancer patient's mouth to become painful and inflamed. If this happens to you, there are a few things you can do to maintain your hygiene and your comfort: brush with a soft-bristled brush, floss gently and use an alcohol-free mouthwash.
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A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number of American children ages 2 to 5 with cavities is at a 25 year low. Learn how to prevent early childhood tooth decay here: http://bit.ly/1BLVtoO

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Are you going on vacation this summer? Here are some tips for maintaining your oral hygiene while you're away from home:

* Pack extra floss, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
* Rinse with water to wash away sugars if you aren't able to brush immediately after eating.
* Store your toothbrush in a case or use a toothbrush cap while traveling to keep the bristles clean. When you reach your destination, store it upright in a cup so that the bristles can dry after each use.
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Here's a fun activity for young kids on your next road trip: choose a favorite tune and turn it into a hygiene masterpiece that reinforces good habits. Here's one of our top picks for inspiration:

(To the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
Brush, brush, brush your teeth
Brush them every day
We put the toothpaste on our brush
To help stop tooth decay
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Don't let a toothache ruin your summer vacation! Here are some tips that may offer temporary relief or dull the ache:
1. Rinse with warm water.
2. Floss to remove food or debris that may be wedged between the teeth.
3. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
4. Apply an over-the-counter antiseptic containing benzocaine.

Call us as soon as you return if the toothache persists.
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Just two weeks of flossing can significantly reduce bleeding gums and bad breath. Do you floss daily? Comment if you have helpful tips that serve as a daily reminder.
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Have you ever wondered what all those technical terms we use when we're talking about the structure of your tooth mean? Here's a fun diagram that illustrates them! (Don't worry— there won't be a pop quiz at your next visit!)
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Watermelon is nutritious, low-fat and hydrates the body, making it an excellent option for a summertime treat! Watermelon is high in vitamin A, an antioxidant which helps maintain eye health; vitamin C, which helps strengthen immunity, helps heal wounds and promotes healthy teeth and gums; vitamin B6, which converts protein to energy and helps brain function; and potassium, which helps muscle/nerve function and supports proper electrolyte balance. Enjoy this summer treat that's good for your body and your teeth!
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Whether you're remembering or celebrating, have a very happy Father's Day!
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Our dental team strives to provide you and your family with the best care dentistry has to offer. There are a few things that you can do to help us care for your child and make your child's visit as positive as possible:

* Clearly describe your child's oral health needs.
* Share information about your child by filling out health history forms prior to your first visit, and be honest about your child's oral health experiences. If your child has anxiety about visiting the dentist, knowing this beforehand will help us make him or her more comfortable.
* Share information about the best way to work with your child.
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