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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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Did you know that cavities are the most common chronic disease in children, and are nearly entirely preventable?
5 ways to help keep cavities at bay:
1. Brush every day, twice per day for two minutes at a time.
2. Floss once per day, and make sure to get between every tooth!
3. Avoid or limit sugary foods like candy.
4. Limit sugary juices, even if they are 100% juice!
5. Limit citrus fruits that damage enamel.
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While kids and adults with dental appliances should avoid all gum, not all chewing gum is created equal. Look for sugar-free chewing gum and especially gum made with xylitol, a natural sweetener that’s actually been shown to reduce cavities!
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Need help cutting back on sugary soft-drinks and concentrated juices? Try freezing an ice cube tray of 100% fruit juice. When you're ready to drink, make a glass of water and include one of your juice cubes! #ToothLove
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There are so many different types and variations of toothbrushes that it can be confusing when choosing a new one. We recommend a soft bristled brush with a small head to make it easier to reach those teeth way in the back. Whichever one you choose, just make sure you're using it for 2 minutes twice a day! #2min2x
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There are so many different types and variations of toothbrushes that it can be confusing when choosing a new one. We recommend a soft bristled brush with a small head to make it easier to reach those teeth way in the back. Whichever one you choose, just make sure you're using it for 2 minutes twice a day! #2min2x

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In 1819 Levi Spear Parmly, a dentist from New Orleans, is credited with inventing the first form of dental floss. He instructed his patients to
run a waxen silk thread between their teeth to "dislodge that irritating matter which no brush can remove and which is the real source of
disease." He considered flossing the most important part of dental care. Good thinking Dr. Parmly! #DentalFAQ
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Have a tooth pulled? Here are a few tips to help manage the discomfort and promote healing!
A mild painkiller such as Ibuprofen should be enough once the numbing wears off. Ask us!
Rinse gently with warm salt water after 24 hours, as needed throughout the day.
Relax after surgery. It’s a good time to let someone spoil you!
Stick to soft foods like Jell-O or soup. Gradually add solid foods to your diet as healing progresses.
Avoid using a straw to drink.
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Follow these tips for tooth-healthy back-to-school lunches
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- Add calcium rich foods like cheese, non fat yogurt and milk.
- Avoid packing sugary drinks like juice, cola and sports drinks.
- Add fibrous fruits and vegetables like apples, strawberries and celery.
- Substitute fruits for sugary desserts.
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