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9 Ways to Create Great Brushing Habits in 2015

Good dental and brushing habits are an important part of your overall health, and the earlier you instill good habits, the better off your kids will be. It’s easier than you think to create healthy and long lasting dental care habits – and the rewards will last a lifetime. Make 2015 the year you take control of your family’s oral health and give everyone the gift of great teeth.

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Back To School: 6 Dental Care Tips From Your Family Dentist

Did you know that neglecting your child’s dental health can cause an increase in missed school days? 

In a recent study published in the Journal of Public Health, it was found that between 58 and 80 hours of school were missed due to dental pain and toothaches out of every 100 students between the ages of 5 and 17.  The parents of those students missed an average of 2.5 work days to take their child to their pediatric dentist. 

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Preventive Care: Dental Sealants

Dental sealants offer a simple, but generally effective preventive solution to the problem of tooth decay occurring on the biting surfaces of back teeth. These sinuous biting surfaces represent the business end of the chewing apparatus, and must withstand considerable physical
stress; within the grooves of molars and premolars, fissures and pits may develop,
trapping food particles and keeping resident bacteria out of the reach of the most persistent toothbrush.

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Scrub-a-dub-dub: Helping Your Child Learn to Brush His Teeth

Parents have the exciting opportunity to witness all
of their child's "firsts." You get to see your child roll over for
the first time and you get to see him take his first steps. You watch lovingly
as he learns to speak and then you get to enjoy him creating his first
sentence. There's also, of course, a child's first tooth.

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Infant Dental Care, Baby Teeth

It is a common misconception that dental health
becomes an issue only after the eruption of the first primary, or baby teeth. Tooth
development actually begins during the second month of prenatal life, and
pregnancy conditions can have lifelong consequences on dental health. Baby
teeth are almost fully formed at birth, and begin to erupt after about six
months to one year. Usually, all 20 primary teeth break out by the age of
three; they are not less important than the later, permanent teeth, and need to
be cared for accordingly.

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