3 Stocking Stuffers that Hurt Teeth

Christmas is a wonderful time of year to gather with family and shower your loved ones in gifts and excellent meals. But, before you stuff your family’s stockings with care, be sure that you’re not packing it with anything that will hurt your children’s teeth. Candy Canes  The penultimate Christmas candy and stocking stuffer, the …

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Add These Mouth-Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes to Your Table

Thanksgiving is a great holiday to test your culinary skills and spend some quality time with your family in the kitchen. But, a lot of Thanksgiving dishes are loaded with unnecessary sugar, and terrible for oral health. This Thanksgiving, add some mouth-healthy dishes to your family’s table.   Sautéed Green Beans Green beans are a very popular vegetable …

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Can Candy be Mouth-Healthy?

People love candy, and what’s not to love? It’s sweet, and you can enjoy it pretty much anywhere. But, if you eat too much candy, your teeth will suffer. So, are there any types of candy that are healthier for teeth?  Dark Chocolate  Dark chocolate contains polyphenols, which are natural chemicals that limit the buildup …

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Why Is Candy Passed Out During Halloween?

Halloween is one of America’s favorite traditions, and gives us an incredible opportunity to get outside and celebrate our community with friends and neighbors alike. But, did you know that we haven’t always passed out candy during Halloween? In fact, Halloween isn’t even an American holiday.   European Tradition Halloween used to be known as The Festival of Samhain, which …

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The 3 Grossest Ways Kids Use Their Teeth

Teeth are meant for chewing and processing food, yet children can find some interesting ways to use their teeth outside of eating. The problem is that teeth can crack or fracture when used improperly, which can lead to tooth loss. Here’s 3 of the grossest – and riskiest – ways children use their teeth. Holding and Cutting …

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Packing the Perfect Mouth-Healthy Lunch

As a parent, you can help your child achieve a healthy smile in many different ways. One way you can greatly help is by packing a lunch that improves their oral health.    Avoid Sugary Drinks – Even “Healthy” Drinks  Allowing children to sip on sugary beverages over long periods of time increases their exposure …

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Why Baby Teeth Matter for an Adult Smile

Did you know that baby teeth can affect incoming adult teeth? More than just chewing and smiling, baby teeth can actually impact the health and well being of incoming adult teeth. Here’s why healthy baby teeth matter for an adult smile.   Healthy Baby Teeth Keep Kids in School Your child’s oral health is directly related to …

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