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Secondhand Smoke May Be Linked to Cavities in Kids

Researchers have long known there is a connection between tobacco use and gum disease, as well as oral cancers. What’s not well understood is the connection between secondhand smoke and the development of cavities in young children. A 2011 systemic review of 15 studies published between 1990 and 2010 found a “possible causal relationship” between […]

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Celebrate National Smile Month with Your Kids

National Smile Month (June 1-30) is a perfect opportunity to teach your children good oral health habits in a fun way. Some parents might wonder how the words “fun” and “oral health” can be in the same sentence, but with these tricks and tips, your child will enjoy brushing and flossing almost as much as […]

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X-rays and Your Kids

If you’ve been to the dentist in the last 50 years, then you probably have experienced a dental radiography, better known as an X-ray. X-ray images are an important tool dentists use to diagnose dental diseases. However, all X-rays use ionizing radiation that can potentially cause damage. Though it is spread out in tiny doses, […]

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6 Easter Bunny Approved Candy Alternatives for Your Kids’ Baskets

Hippity hop! Our friend the Easter Bunny is on his way. But this year, he wants your kids to have fewer sweet treats. Marshmallow bunnies and chicks covered in sugar are tasty, but they can cause tooth decay. Try to think outside the box – or Easter basket – this year for some fun alternatives […]

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5 Books to Read to Your Kids to Make Them Smile

National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to visit your local library and teach your child the wonders of reading. Books can transform a dull day into a day filled with adventure and excitement. This week, take a moment to sit down and read with your child. Here are 5 books that will make your […]

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Is Fluoride Toothpaste Safe For Babies?

The short answer is yes – as soon as you can see your child’s first tooth. Historically, the American Dental Association (ADA) advised caregivers to brush their baby’s teeth with water and wait to use fluoride toothpaste until age 2. However, the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs recently updated their recommendation. Instead of waiting until […]

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Fluoridated Water: A Public Health Initiative

While the state of Arizona does not mandate water fluoridation, many local municipalities, including Bisbee, Phoenix, Tempe and Yuma, add fluoride to their water supplies. Other communities, such as Scottsdale, don’t because they may use water sources with naturally occurring fluoride. So what’s the big deal with water fluoridation, and why is it so important […]

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6 Crafts to Celebrate Your Child’s First Loose Tooth

Your child’s first loose tooth is an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be celebrated! Here are 6 cute and crafty ways to get your kids excited about their soon-to-be toothless grin. Tooth box: A personalized tooth box is the perfect place to keep teeth before the Tooth Fairy arrives! Tooth fairy doors: A small dollhouse […]

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Guiding Your Child’s First Steps to Good Dental Health

Raising a child is a series of firsts – first step, first word, first tooth. As a parent, it’s important to start your child on a good dental routine at a young age. Here are 8 tips to help you get started: Avoid baby-bottle tooth decay by filling your child’s bottle with milk or water […]

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Tooth Fairy Loosens Her Purse Strings in 2013

The Tooth Fairy was a lot more generous in 2013 than the year before, with the going rate for a lost baby tooth rising more than 44% from 2012 levels. The average gift for a lost baby tooth last year was $3.50, up $1.08 from the prior year, according to The Original Tooth Fairy Poll®. […]

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