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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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Which toothbrush should I use?

July 26, 2018

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Toothbrush Both electric and manual toothbrushes are capable of cleaning teeth.  Some people who struggle with one may see better results using the other type.  We’re okay with either as long as you’re using it for 2 minutes twice a day! https://www.wildforasmile.com/blog/2018/08/05/first-tooth/ https://www.wildforasmile.com/blog/2018/10/12/first-dental-visit/ Call today to schedule your child’s first dental visit at 970-980-1616.

About your teeth. Did you know…

July 26, 2018

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About your teeth About your teeth…did you know that your teeth are as unique as your fingerprint? Even identical twins have a different “tooth print”.  https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-and-oral-health/things-you-didnt-know-about-your-teeth Your teeth are like your fingerprint: They’re uniquely yours. This is why dental records are sometimes used to identify human remains. Even identical twins don’t have identical teeth. Bonus…
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Drink More Water. Maintain oral health.

July 11, 2018

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Drink More Water A great way to improve your overall health and to reduce the risk for decay http://www.aapd.org/media/Policies_Guidelines/BP_CariesRiskAssessment.pdf#xml=http://pr-dtsearch001.americaneagle.com/service/search.asp?cmd=pdfhits&DocId=471&Index=F%3a%5cdtSearch%5caapd%2eorg&HitCount=11&hits=51a+51b+5fd+5fe+6ce+6cf+b02+b03+1097+1098+10b6+&hc=394&req=drinking+water is to stay hydrated by drinking water frequently.  Try eliminating sugary juices, sports drinks https://www.wildforasmile.com/blog/2018/10/04/sports-drinks-can-damage-your-teeth/ colas and choose more mouth-healthy options. Water, which helps clean teeth by washing away food debris and acid. Also, drink more milk to fight…
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Oral Hygiene-No More Summer Slacking

July 11, 2018

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Oral Hygiene-no summer slacking ! Keep your daily hygiene schedule when school is out. Oral hygiene is easy to fall out of schedule when kids when kids are out of school.  For many this means they stop brushing twice a day.  Especially younger children that fall out of the schooldays routine.  Helpful ideas to remind your…
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How to Find the Perfect Toothbrush for Your Child

June 26, 2018

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Finding The Perfect Toothbrush For Your Child One of the most important tools in your child’s mouth-health arsenal is their toothbrush. Often overlooked and under considered, it is vital that you take the time to buy the right toothbrush for your child. Below are some smart shopping guidelines to consider when buying your child’s next…
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Protect Your Child’s Teeth?

June 2, 2018

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Protect Your Child’s Teeth The first line of protection for your child’s teeth is the enamel, which is the white, visible part of the tooth.  It’s also hardest substance in the human body, and yet it takes a lot of abuse.  Enamel can crack, chip and wear away.  What steps can you take to protect…
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