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9 Common Questions and Answers for Parents Considering Braces for their Children

If you’re a parent considering braces for your child, you may have questions about the treatment. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about preparing for braces. Q: What causes crooked teeth? A: There are a few factors that can cause crooked teeth. A misaligned jaw can cause the mouth to […]

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Leftover Candy Conundrum: What to Do with Extra Holiday Candy

Once the costumes are tucked away and the trick-or-treaters are in bed, there always seems to be something scary left behind…piles of candy. Don’t turn your leftover candy into holiday candy hoarding! There’s plenty you can do with the leftover holiday candy that doesn’t involve chocolate-covered stomach aches. Here’s our advice for how to use […]

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Relaxing Music for Anxiety Control at the Dentist

When it’s time to go to the dentist, do you cringe with worry? Does sitting in your dentist’s chair make you feel anxious? Does the sound of the tools put you on edge? Have you tried relaxing music for anxiety control? If sitting in the dentist’s chair makes you squirm, we have solutions! Having a […]

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Fear Your Dental Cleaning? Maybe an Ultrasound Can Help

Pain is a major reason that adults avoid the dentist. 74% of Americans polled said that pain during treatment was the reason they don’t go to the dentist. But, many don’t realize that, like other industries, dentistry has evolved with the patient in mind. Today, many dental procedures are virtually painless thanks to tools like […]

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Do Cows Get Dental Care? A Look into the Mouth of a Farm Animal

Healthy smiles are as important to us as they are to our animal friends. Take a peek into the world of farm animal dental care with us! We asked an animal sanctuary rescuer about her experience with farm dental care. Andrea, the rescuer, sees extreme situations when animals aren’t properly cared for. Andrea discusses cow […]

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The Connection Between Cough Drops & Cavities

When you’re sick with a sore or scratchy throat, it’s natural to reach for a cough drop for relief. They provide temporary comfort on the go with soothing ingredients like honey and menthol. But, are the risks that cough drops pose to our smile more trouble than they’re worth? Here’s some of our advice for […]

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better?

Electric toothbrushes—you’ve seen commercials for them and walked past them in the aisle. You wonder, “Are they really worth the money?” When some models cost as much as $180, it’s best to do your research before upgrading. Let’s find out more about manual vs. electric toothbrush traits: Advantages of Manual Toothbrushes Less expensive No need […]

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Scared of Braces? Overcome the Fear with these Tips

An upcoming orthodontic appointment doesn’t have to be scary. We have tips that will help you brace for braces: If the thought of getting metal brackets and wires attached to the front of your teeth to pull and straighten your smile makes you cringe, you’re not alone. Up to 20% of Americans avoid the dentist […]

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How to Become a Pediatric Dentist [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pediatric dentists specialize in providing oral health care to children from infancy through their teen years. Think of them as pediatricians for your teeth. Pediatric dentists (sometimes called pedodontists) can also play a vital role for children who have special needs, prefer a gentler touch or have unique oral health care circumstances. Interested in pursuing […]

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Floss Hacks: Remove Your Rings + Other Tricks

Dental floss is good for more than plucking food from between your teeth. It can also take a stubborn ring off your finger, cut a cake, and help dry clothes. Take a look at these floss hacks. 1. DENTAL FLOSS RING REMOVAL Step 1: Pull about a foot of floss from your roll. Step 2: […]

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