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Which Do Kids Hate More: Brushing Their Teeth or Eating Vegetables?

Think it’s tough to get kids to eat their vegetables? It may be even tougher to get them to brush their teeth. That’s a finding from a new survey of more than 1,300 parents released by Delta Dental. Nearly half of parents (45 percent) say getting kids to brush their teeth is one of the […]

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3 Tips for Establishing a Speedy Smile Routine the Whole Family Can Follow

Chef. Chauffer. Teacher. Event coordinator. Financial planner. Personal shopper. What if we told you approximately 66% of Americans juggle all six of these jobs? Would you believe these individuals make a $0 annual salary? It’s true, and you might even be one of them. So, who are these remarkable, multi-tasking people? Parents. Moms and dads […]

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Is Juice Bad for Kids’ Teeth?

I can’t tell you when it happened, but at some point in the last year my baby morphed into a walking, talking toddler. Shortly after we celebrated my son’s first birthday, his daycare informed me that he’d be graduating to the toddler class, where they had juice with their snacks. Worried about his sugar intake, […]

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Got Dental Insurance? Use Your Preventive Benefits

When it comes to the health of your teeth and gums, preventive dental care is key. Brushing and flossing help to remove plaque from teeth and a healthy diet keeps your whole body—including your teeth and gums—in good shape. But it’s the routine dental exams and regular cleanings that help to reduce the likelihood you’ll […]

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5 Smile-worthy Stocking Stuffers

Fill your holiday with tradition and your stockings with dental treasures. Check out our list of stocking stuffers perfect for season’s greetings grins! Toothbrushes Toothbrushes are a stocking staple. Buy a basic brush, electric model or even a singing toothbrush! We’re partial to this One Direction toothbrush because a healthy smile is What Makes You […]

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Turn Pregnancy Symptoms into a Smile

Pregnancy is a beautiful time, but the symptoms? Not so much. The smell aversions, the shrinking bladder, the gas and indigestion, the swollen fingers and feet, the bleeding gums… Apparently, it’s all part of the fine print you agree to when you’re growing a brand-new person. Thankfully, there are ways to deal with some of […]

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2 Fun Treats to Make With Your Kids For a Healthy Halloween

I love Halloween!  I hate Halloween! I love decorating the house, discussing and planning costume options with my 7-year old daughter, carving pumpkins together and planning what we can hand out to the little neighborhood trick-or-treaters. After Halloween, I hate fussing with my daughter over limiting her Halloween candy. It’s not punitive; it’s about what’s […]

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7 Creative (and cheap) Dental-themed Halloween Costumes

If you’re trying to find a Halloween costume that will stick out among the crowd of Ironmans and Elsas at the neighborhood trick-or-treating event, then look no further. We’ve rounded up our favorite costumes based on originality, cuteness factor and theme (oral health, of course)! Dental Floss On a budget? This mom spent $6 to […]

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8 Great Books to Read on International Talk Like a Pirate Day

There’s one activity most families do each night after they brush their teeth and before they turn in at night: read a bedtime story! In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19, we’ve chosen 8 books about these notoriously toothless swashbucklers that you’re sure to enjoy! Several even mention pirates’ horrible […]

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Pack a Mouth-healthy Lunch Your Child Will Actually Eat

School’s been in session for a month and you’ve finally gotten back into a rhythm. After you’ve double-checked your children’s homework, you’re likely to start prepping the next day’s lunch. Are you loading that lunchbox with tooth-friendly foods? While we know daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing are essential to a healthy smile, nutrition […]

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