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First Dental Visit

October 12, 2018

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FIRST DENTAL VISIT At Wild For A Smile we know that cavities know no age boundaries. We recommend your child’s first dental visit to our office by their first birthday. This recommendation is shared by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.https://www.wildforasmile.com/blog/2018/09/27/do-you-have-a-dental-home/   Research has shown approximately 60% of kids…
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Sports Drinks Can Damage Your Teeth

October 4, 2018

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Sports Drinks Dentists routinely caution patients about the over-consumption of soda pop, juice and sports drinks that pack little if any nutritional value and take a toll on teeth. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics is taking aim at sports drinks, saying that in most cases, kids don’t need them. http://www.aapd.org/media/Policies_Guidelines/P_RecDietary.pdf#xml=http://pr-dtsearch001.americaneagle.com/service/search.asp?cmd=pdfhits&DocId=406&Index=F%3a%5cdtSearch%5caapd%2eorg&HitCount=7&hits=f1+f6+f7+f8+fc+fe+448+&hc=213&req=sports+drinks   Sports drinks can be…
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Dental Home

September 27, 2018

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Dental Home We recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventative and routine oral health care. Share this post with your friends to tell them about your dental home!  Wild For A Smile would love to become…
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Teeth. What Are Your Goals?

September 21, 2018

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Before buying your mouthwash, be sure to look for the ADA seal of approval so that you know the claims on the bottle have been tested and verified, and think about what you want to accomplish! If you want to help prevent tooth decay, get a mouthwash that contains fluoride. If you want to get…
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When Can Your Child Effectively Brush Their Teeth?

September 7, 2018

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Did you know that kids don’t have the dexterity to brush their own teeth until they can tie their own shoes? Please take the time to help your child brush their teeth until they are able to do a good job on their own. #DentalFAQ #toothfairynews #wildforasmile #bestofgreeley

Mouth Healthy Lunch

August 30, 2018

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When your child eats a school-supplied lunch, you are putting their oral health in the hands of their school. You can help keep their teeth by packing their lunch with a few mouth healthy foods! Try packing their lunch, and include an apple and yogurt! Both of these foods clean teeth, and improve oral health….
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Protect Your Kid’s Teeth With Mouth Guards During Sports

August 26, 2018

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Does Your Child Play School Sports? Did you know that just under 20% of all sports related injuries occur to children’s mouths? Mouth guards can prevent oral injuries and lower your child’s risk of sustaining serious injuries to their teeth and mouths.

Gum with Xylitol For Your Teeth

August 15, 2018

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Gum is a great way to freshen breath, but did you know that a certain type of gum actually cleans teeth as it’s chewed? Gum sweetened with Xylitol has been proven to reduce decay-causing bacteria, and reduce acids released by the bacteria in plaque. It also stimulates saliva production, which naturally cleans teeth by washing…
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Canker Sores

August 5, 2018

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Canker sores are small, red spots or bumps that can appear on the inside of your mouth. They can be sensitive and cause a burning or tingling sensation. There is no cure for canker sores, but they usually heal in 7 – 10 days. Visit your dentist if you have a canker sore that lasts…
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First Tooth!

August 5, 2018

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First Tooth Do you know how to clean your child’s first tooth? We do! After their first tooth emerges – usually around the 8 month mark – begin to use a toddler’s toothbrush to clean their tooth! Find a toothbrush with very soft bristles, and only use a smear of toothpaste – about the size…
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