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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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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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How to Make Playtime Safe for Baby Teeth

New moms learn one thing pretty quickly: kids love toys, and love putting them in their mouths, particularly when they are teething. Parents should keep this in mind and make sure the toys they buy are teeth-friendly. Clean is Everything Tots don’t baby their beloved toys. They may be on the ground one second, in their hand another, and in…

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4 Ways to End Bedtime Brushing Struggles

We all know how important it is to keep your child’s teeth clean, but when brushing is the last thing between your fussy, tired toddler and bedtime, it can suddenly seem a lot less essential. Hang in there, Mom and Dad. Grouchy nights are no match for you. Here are some helpful tips to beat bedtime brushing battles and keep…

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A Mom-To-Be’s Guide to Gummy Bears

Don’t stand between a pregnant woman and her cravings. They are very real and can signify a nutritional deficiency that’s worth talking to a doctor about — some women crave chocolate when they are low on magnesium, for example. But there are ways to have your cake and eat it, too, while sparing yourself unnecessary dental damage. Here are some…

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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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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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Questions to ask your dentist

Dentists sure have the upper hand when it comes to asking questions. Who can talk with hands in their mouth? Nevertheless, don't forget: you're the patient....

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The Mighty Mouth: How-to hacks

The four basic steps that keep your mouth – and body – healthy are pretty simple. But everyone loves a good hack, so we found ways to make them even easier. ...

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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…

Read more

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…

Read more

How to Make Playtime Safe for Baby Teeth

New moms learn one thing pretty quickly: kids love toys, and love putting them in their mouths, particularly when they are teething. Parents should keep this in mind and make sure the toys they buy are teeth-friendly. Clean is Everything Tots don’t baby their beloved toys. They may be on the ground one second, in their hand another, and in…

Read more

4 Ways to End Bedtime Brushing Struggles

We all know how important it is to keep your child’s teeth clean, but when brushing is the last thing between your fussy, tired toddler and bedtime, it can suddenly seem a lot less essential. Hang in there, Mom and Dad. Grouchy nights are no match for you. Here are some helpful tips to beat bedtime brushing battles and keep…

Read more

A Mom-To-Be’s Guide to Gummy Bears

Don’t stand between a pregnant woman and her cravings. They are very real and can signify a nutritional deficiency that’s worth talking to a doctor about — some women crave chocolate when they are low on magnesium, for example. But there are ways to have your cake and eat it, too, while sparing yourself unnecessary dental damage. Here are some…

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Does my child need dental sealants?

Nothing beats brushing, flossing and healthy snacking for a healthy mouth, but dental sealants provide young teeth with some added insurance. Q: What are sealants? A: Sealants are thin protective coatings placed on teeth to prevent cavities. Q: Do they work? A: Research shows that sealants are 100% effective at preventing cavities on molars, the teeth in the back of…

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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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