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Why I Want My Kids to Have Fluoridated Water 

By Dr. Helen Chea (Pediatrician and mom of three) As a busy mom to little ones myself, I know it can feel overwhelming to sort through all the suggestions about how to raise healthy kids. As a pediatrician, I also know that some of the most important decisions we make as parents are what our kids should eat and drink. When…

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Hacks to Make Water Your Kids’ Drink of Choice

Aaah refreshing water. It has no calories, no caffeine and no sugar. It also reduces your kids’ risk for tooth sensitivity and decay, making it the perfect drink for your little ones. But giving them water instead of sugary juice can be easier said than done. Not to fret, we’ve got your back.    Make Starting Earlier, Easier Here’s how…

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Protecting Tiny Teeth Starts Earlier Than You Think

NEW PARENTS Protecting Little Smiles We don’t need to tell you your baby’s smile is important — that you already know. But what you might not know is that oral health care starts early — like first tooth coming in early. Dentists and pediatricians recommend scheduling baby’s first oral health screening with a dentist or doctor by their first birthday.…

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How to Make Flossing and Brushing Fun for Kids at Home

Schools and daycare are closed in most places right now. For a lot of parents, that means life is even more hectic than usual! But spending more time at home also gives you a chance to help your child develop healthy habits, like flossing and brushing every day. Here are some fun things you can do with your child to…

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Tooth Pain During Pregnancy: What You Can Do About It

Pregnancy is a magical time where you’re absolutely glowing — except, you know, for the swollen ankles, morning sickness, constant aches… you get it. Tooth pain is yet another wonderful symptom of the baby you are growing. But don’t worry, experiencing tooth pain while pregnant is relatively common —  you can thank hormones for this!   The easiest way to…

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The Easy Way To Floss More

It’s the night before your semi-annual dentist appointment. You’re prepping by thoroughly brushing your teeth, and suddenly you see the dusty floss container sitting there on the far side of the counter. Your heart drops. You frantically try to remember the last time you flossed as your tongue slides over your teeth.   You can already picture the look on…

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Why I Want My Kids to Have Fluoridated Water 

By Dr. Helen Chea (Pediatrician and mom of three) As a busy mom to little ones myself, I know it can feel overwhelming to sort through all the suggestions about how to raise healthy kids. As a pediatrician, I also know that some of the most important decisions we make as parents are what our kids should eat and drink. When…

Read more

Hacks to Make Water Your Kids’ Drink of Choice

Aaah refreshing water. It has no calories, no caffeine and no sugar. It also reduces your kids’ risk for tooth sensitivity and decay, making it the perfect drink for your little ones. But giving them water instead of sugary juice can be easier said than done. Not to fret, we’ve got your back.    Make Starting Earlier, Easier Here’s how…

Read more

Tooth Pain During Pregnancy: What You Can Do About It

Pregnancy is a magical time where you’re absolutely glowing — except, you know, for the swollen ankles, morning sickness, constant aches… you get it. Tooth pain is yet another wonderful symptom of the baby you are growing. But don’t worry, experiencing tooth pain while pregnant is relatively common —  you can thank hormones for this!   The easiest way to…

Read more

The Easy Way To Floss More

It’s the night before your semi-annual dentist appointment. You’re prepping by thoroughly brushing your teeth, and suddenly you see the dusty floss container sitting there on the far side of the counter. Your heart drops. You frantically try to remember the last time you flossed as your tongue slides over your teeth.   You can already picture the look on…

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Finding and paying for dental care

Word of mouth is by far the most common way to make a great dentist connection. Friends, family, and co-workers generally won’t steer you wrong....

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Questions to ask your physician

More and more physicians and dentists are teaming up to promote oral health – along with overall health. The link is clear: a healthy mouth is one key to a healthy body....

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Why I Want My Kids to Have Fluoridated Water 

By Dr. Helen Chea (Pediatrician and mom of three) As a busy mom to little ones myself, I know it can feel overwhelming to sort through all the suggestions about how to raise healthy kids. As a pediatrician, I also know that some of the most important decisions we make as parents are what our kids should eat and drink. When…

Read more

Hacks to Make Water Your Kids’ Drink of Choice

Aaah refreshing water. It has no calories, no caffeine and no sugar. It also reduces your kids’ risk for tooth sensitivity and decay, making it the perfect drink for your little ones. But giving them water instead of sugary juice can be easier said than done. Not to fret, we’ve got your back.    Make Starting Earlier, Easier Here’s how…

Read more

Protecting Tiny Teeth Starts Earlier Than You Think

NEW PARENTS Protecting Little Smiles We don’t need to tell you your baby’s smile is important — that you already know. But what you might not know is that oral health care starts early — like first tooth coming in early. Dentists and pediatricians recommend scheduling baby’s first oral health screening with a dentist or doctor by their first birthday.…

Read more

How to Make Flossing and Brushing Fun for Kids at Home

Schools and daycare are closed in most places right now. For a lot of parents, that means life is even more hectic than usual! But spending more time at home also gives you a chance to help your child develop healthy habits, like flossing and brushing every day. Here are some fun things you can do with your child to…

Read more

Tooth Pain During Pregnancy: What You Can Do About It

Pregnancy is a magical time where you’re absolutely glowing — except, you know, for the swollen ankles, morning sickness, constant aches… you get it. Tooth pain is yet another wonderful symptom of the baby you are growing. But don’t worry, experiencing tooth pain while pregnant is relatively common —  you can thank hormones for this!   The easiest way to…

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3 Questions to Ask a Dentist or Doctor about Your Baby’s Oral Health

No one knows better than you how precious your little one’s smile is — and as their parent, no one can protect it like you either — but your dentist and doctor can help give you some valuable tips.   Even though baby teeth don’t hang around forever, their cavities can. Cavities in baby teeth often lead to cavities in…

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Flossing: It’s the new yoga

Feel better all over with a once-a-day flossing routine.   Of all the jars, bottles and tubes in your medicine cabinet, dental floss is a beauty and health product not being used frequently enough....

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