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  • Preventative Removal of Wisdom Teeth: Benefits

    Posted on in Educational, Family

    Wisdom teeth. We all have them, and for many people, problems with wisdom teeth can cause a lot of pain. They can cause a host of dental health problems. Dentists and oral surgeons all agree that wisdom teeth should be removed if they are causing pain. Also, if there are signs that an infection or tooth decay …
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  • A Note to the Tooth Fairy

    Posted on in News

    The tooth fairy is an imaginary character who is said to exchange a child’s recently lost baby tooth for money. Whether a child is told the story about the tooth fairy or not is up to parents. It could be one way to help ensure good dental habits if parents tell their kids that the tooth fairy …
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  • Why Is a Dental Home Important?

    Posted on in Children, Educational, Family

    Right up there with a real fear of the dark or a fear of imaginary monsters in the closet, is the very real childhood fear of going to the dentist. Often called dental fear, and just as common for adults as children, this fear can result in nausea, anxiety and panic. It’s more common than parents would …
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  • What the Juicing Fad is Doing to Your Teeth

    Posted on in Educational, Family, Food & Health

    You’ve probably seen the commercials or talked with a friend who has gotten on bandwagon and bought a juicer and started juicing. Even if you yourself haven’t done so personally. A juicer essentially squeezes every ounce of liquid from whatever you put into it. From delicious fruits to healthy vegetables and even herbs. Whether you juice the …
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  • Baby Born at Christmas Has Newborn Teeth!

    Posted on in News

    Imagine your little bundle of joy finally arriving after nine long months of waiting. You hear the first cry, see her little body… And her two front teeth? Two parents in Missouri saw two perfect pearly white teeth in their newborn daughter’s mouth when she was born a few days after Christmas 2014. Imagine their …
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  • Baby’s First Tooth: Before and After

    Posted on in Children, Educational

    Many parents don’t often think before the first tooth erupts about teaching their child good dental habits. Thinking about infant tooth brushing, though, may make parents think more of a wrestling match than calmly teaching a child about proper dental care. Parents can see a first tooth anywhere from 3 months to 12 months, though the average age …
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