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Teens Need to Floss Too

Do you have a stubborn teenager who doesn’t want to floss or brush his/her teeth? Out of all the age groups, teens are the least likely to brush their teeth and floss due to more freedom and busy schedules. It is important that they still floss for a few reasons… During the teenage years the…

Gum and Teeth Dentistry | Aesthetic Dentistry

Chewing Gum is Good for your Teeth?!

The general thought on chewing gum is that it is bad for you teeth and causes more cavities with its sticky, sugary substance. That is not always true. Studies have found that sugar free gum can actually help your teeth. Chewing a sugarless gum for 20 minutes after a meal can help prevent tooth decay.…

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Weaning Your Child Off Their Pacifier

It’s perfectly normal for a baby to suck on a pacifier or his/her finger; sucking helps to soothe them and can prevent SIDS. But when is it time for a baby to be weaned off of their pacifier? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should discontinue pacifier use after age 3. If…

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Serious Health Problems Your Dentist Can Find

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: your dentist can understand your overall health just by looking in your mouth! Men’s Health wrote an article revealing six serious health conditions your dentist can discover during a routine teeth cleaning. Diabetes. Your dentist notices less spit in your mouth (dry mouth) which is an…

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Little Teeth – Big News!

Great news for parents with young children! A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of cavities found in children ages 2-5 have decreased from 28% in 2004 to 23% in 2011-12. The report showed disparities in pediatric dental care still exist, however tooth decay is now almost 100%…

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Seven Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Chances are, your dentist has told you on multiple occasions to brush twice daily, floss, and not to eat a lot of candy (or any at all!) It’s not that us dentists are trying to take all the fun out of eating, however it’s important to know what food is okay for your teeth and…

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Old Dental Tools

A visit to the dentist is probably not on your top 5 list of fun things to do. However, be thankful for modern day technology! Modern tools aim to make your dental visit as painless as possible. The same cannot be said for tools used back in the day. Take a look at the link…

Oral Cancer Awareness | Aesthetic Dentistry

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is a special month for dentists as it is Oral Cancer Awareness month. Approximately 45,750 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer THIS year. Smoking and tobacco use are major risk factors, however the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals due to connection…

Primary Teeth | Aesthetic Dentistry

Primary and Permanent Teeth Eruption

Do you know when a child’s primary teeth typically come and go? How about when permanent teeth come in to stay? These charts can be very helpful, especially for al the first time parents out there wondering if their child’s teeth eruption is appropriate at their age. If you have any questions or concerns about…

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How Long Should You Brush Your Teeth

How much time is enough when it comes to brushing your teeth? Despite the variety and advancement in the toothbrush world, most people aren’t brushing long enough to yield the best results! Most often, people brush in the morning and at night. An easy little way to brush for the recommended amount of time would…