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How early is too early? When to start dental care for children

A child’s first set of teeth, developed when the jaw bone forms in the second trimester in the womb, is extremely important for speaking, chewing, and setting a healthy start for permanent teeth to grow into. Gum health also begins from an early age, and can affect how teeth develop. Learn when it's time to bring your child to the dentist.

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Latino Children Experience Two Times More Tooth Decay

Latino children experience tooth decay rates at a far higher rate than their non-Latino White and African American peers. Learn how to prevent tooth decay and teach your children how to properly take care of their teeth.

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Tongue piercings: the expressive but possibly risky trend

For centuries Aztec and Mayan cultures indulged tongue piercings. Today, as much as 16% of the Western population has a pierced tongue. Experimenting with new looks is commonplace, however, as with any body modification it is important to be informed about proper care, cleaning and the associated risks.

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Gluten & Tooth Decay: What You Need To Know

Buzz around gluten-free lifestyles has surged in recent years. Gluten intolerance, often recognized as Celiac Disease, is most commonly known for causing painful gastrointestinal issues. A less familiar and dangerous manifestation of the disease takes place at the site of gluten ingestion, in the mouth.

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The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

It is estimated that up to 1 billion bacteria reside on each individual tooth at any given time. Multiply that by 32 teeth, that’s a lot of bacteria to keep in check! Good news is that most of the bacteria is harmless if kept under control with good oral hygiene, yet with as many as 80% of American adults battling with some form of gum disease, it’s easy for bacteria to create issues in the mouth that correlate to health risks in other parts of your body.

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Prevention Practices for the Dental Health Crisis in America’s Children

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a time to recognize and combat the dental health crisis plaguing millions of America’s children. Alarmingly children, as young as the age of two, are experiencing cavities in their primary teeth. Read our blog post about NCDHM to learn more about oral health for children.

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Eat for your teeth: Top 6 superfoods for great oral health

Improving and maintaining total-body health begins with a commitment to improve oral health. Strengthening the teeth and gums is the best way to prevent oral maladies such as gingivitis, cavities, periodontal disease, bad breath and tooth loss. Let's take a look at the top 6 super foods that will improve your oral health.

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Infographic: New Year, New You!

New Year, New You: A Guide to Smiling. To celebrate 2015, we created an infographic explaining the health benefits of smiling. And since it's the start of a new year, why don't you make a resolution to smile more often?

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Your daily grind: Stress and other factors can cause Bruxism

Stress and anxiety factors loom on the minds of millions of working Americans each night around bed time. With the end of the holidays and the start of the new year, high stress and pressures are inevitable. And an unknown side-effect of this stress may lead to Bruxism, or tooth grinding, while you're sleeping.

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Make a New Year’s resolution to smile about!

The start of the New Year is a wonderful time to perfect old routines, as well as start new ones. Many of us opt to make healthy lifestyle choices for our bodies, like exercise and diet changes, but New Year’s resolutions aren't only from the neck down. This year, make a resolution for your teeth! Pledge to step up your oral health routine, a resolution that can have lasting benefits throughout your body. Your smile deserves a resolution too!

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