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This even surprises us! #KeepFlossing!
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Does your teenager suffer from frequent headaches? One possible cause is teeth grinding, which can occur during the day or especially at night while sleeping. Sometimes caused by stress, teeth grinding (or bruxism) can also be the results of misaligned teeth or changes in growing jaw muscles.
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Summer vacation is slipping away...make an appointment now before school starts!
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Because of the chance of orthodontic problems, the AAPD recommends weaning a child from pacifier use by age 3. Here’s a great article with different approaches that can reduce stress for kids and parents: http://mouthmonsters.mychildrensteeth.org/cold-turkey-how-to-convince-baby-its-time-to-part-from-the-pacifier/
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Here’s are some tooth secrets you’ll want to share…8 tips to keep your kids cavity free:
1. Establish a “Dental Home” by age one.
2. Help with brushing until your child has proper dexterity.
3. No sleeping with a bottle containing anything other than water.
4. Fight decay with fluoride.
5. Seal out decay with sealants.
6. Healthy Diet = Healthy Teeth.
7. Regular Dental Checkups, 2x/yr.
8. Be an example.
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Here's something you might not have considered: Remembering to have clean hands before brushing teeth can help keep mouths (and bodies) healthy!
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Teens often get their first cavity around the same time they also get their driver's license. With hectic school schedules and busy social lives, teens have it tough as they assume responsibility for their own dental health and eating habits. As your teens become more independent, continue to encourage good dental habits and regular dental visits.
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SHARE this: 9 Secrets to Raising a Cavity Free Kid

1. Start Early.
2. Establish a “Dental Home” by age one.
3. Help with brushing until your child has proper dexterity.
4. No sleeping with a bottle containing anything other than water.
5. Fight decay with fluoride.
6. Seal out decay with sealants.
7. Healthy Diet = Healthy Teeth.
8. Regular Dental Checkups.
9. Be an example.
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2 minutes can seem like a long time for kids. Make brushing fun by playing 2 minutes of their favorite song! Visit the 2min2x website for even more ideas on encouraging kids to brush! http://2min2x.org/
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