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Did you know that certain foods and medications can cause bad breath? Bad breath can also be caused by food debris leftover in the mouth and having a dry mouth. To keep bad breath away, simply brush your teeth twice per day for two minutes at a time, and floss once per day to remove food debris from between teeth. #DentalFAQ
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Out of ideas for stocking-stuffers this Christmas? Try giving your children some mouth-healthy tools to brighten their smile this holiday season! Floss, toothbrushes, and gum sweetened with Xylitol are all great stocking stuffers that will keep your child’s grin healthy. #ToothLove
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Losing a baby tooth is very normal, but what happens if your 3 year old loses a tooth? If your child loses a tooth too soon, it can causes issues for incoming teeth. A baby tooth can be re-implanted if your pediatric dentist decides that it is necessary. When in doubt, just give us a call! #DentalFAQ
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Does your child have an oral piercing? If they do, they have a greater risk for cracking and damaging their teeth. Oral piercings can also cause minor nerve damage, infections, pain and swelling. Discuss the potential pitfalls of oral piercings with your teenager.
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Does your child have an oral piercing? If they do, they have a greater risk for cracking and damaging their teeth. Oral piercings can also cause minor nerve damage, infections, pain and swelling. Discuss the potential pitfalls of oral piercings with your teenager. #DentalFAQ #DidYouKnow
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There are tooth-friendly foods, and then there are dental super foods that clean your teeth as you eat them. High-fiber foods like apples and carrots clean teeth by scrubbing away plaque as they are being chewed! Eating more fibrous foods can help keep your teeth clean, and improve your overall health! #ToothLove
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If your child has gums that bleed easily, or regularly has food debris in between their teeth, then they are not flossing. Another tell-tale sign is plaque forming between the teeth – where only floss can clean. Remind your child to floss once per day, and help them if they are too young to do it themselves. Regular flossing and brushing helps prevents cavities, tooth decay and gum disease.
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Choosing floss for your child can be difficult, especially if they’re new to flossing. Dental tape is a great solution for young flossers. Dental tape is wide and flat and designed to be gentle on exposed gums. The width of dental tape makes it easier for small hands to grasp it, and makes it more forgiving when children use too much pressure while flossing. #ToothLove
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Did you know that toothbrushes date back to ancient Egypt? Well, they didn’t exactly use the toothbrushes we know today. Instead, they chewed on soft sticks to clean their teeth, and used a sharpened end as a toothpick to clean food from between their teeth! These ancient toothbrushes were aptly named “chewsticks.” #NowYou Know #DentalHistory #ToothLove
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Is your child’s toothbrush as effective as it can be? If they are brushing with an old, or dirty toothbrush, then they just aren’t benefitting from brushing as much as they could be. #DentalFAQ Check out these tips to keep their toothbrush fresh and strong:
1. Rinse thoroughly in cool tap water after brushing, washing the bristles clean of all debris.
2. Never wash their toothbrush in a dishwasher, since this may damage it beyond repair.
3. Replace their toothbrush every 3-4 months, so that your child brushes with functional bristles.
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