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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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  • What Is Minimally Invasive Dentistry? Is It For Me?

    Posted on in Cosmetic, Educational, News

    The phrase “minimally invasive dentistry” may not be known to most people, but a dentist visit that is as least invasive and as pain-free as possible sounds good to all. Minimally invasive dentistry – which is also called microdentistry – means a dentist promotes preventative care and remineralization so that the dentist needs to do as little …
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  • Parents Afraid of Going to the Dentist: Be Careful

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    There are many things that a person can be afraid of, from spiders to snakes to heights. But what about going to the dentist? How is it that some people are very afraid of going to the dentist and have a lot of anxiety, while other people are not worried at all? Many people have at least a …
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  • When a Dental Implant Falls Out on Live TV…

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    The popular talk-television show “The Talk” usually has viewers laughing at the witty banter between the five co-hosts, of which one is Sharon Osbourne. The December 16 live show was no different, but the reason was unique. While talking with her co-hosts, Osbourne suddenly shouted, “My tooth’s falling out!” She proceeded to tell her co-costs and viewers that …
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  • Would You Have A Tooth Pulled For A Job?

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    What do people usually notice about others when they first meet? Shoe size? Hair color? How they walk? Usually, we notice a person’s smile first, or their lack of one if they are grumpy. The smile is the universal signal of happiness, and a beautiful smile is valued around the world. There are very few people who would …
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