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Ask Dr. J Archive for Feb 2021

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It’s a rite of passage for every kid: the wiggling of a loose tooth and then losing that tooth. It can be a difficult experience for some kids, and many parents lessen the possible stress by...

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This is a very new area of science, but there appear to be at least five ways your genetics may impact your teeth: Each person has a “sweet preference”, which means that...

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About 70 years ago, scientists discovered that people who drank water that had more fluoride actually had fewer cavities! So, in 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first city in the...

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A school in England made the news recently, and teachers (and dentists!) are cheering. They are happy because the school has banned students from drinking sugary drinks at school. Students’...

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If you regularly wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, headache, mouth or tooth pain, or tenseness in your mouth or jaw, you could be grinding your teeth in your sleep. Dentists around the country...

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Your grandma, your mom, and your dentist have told you forever that too much sugar isn’t good for you, your health, and your teeth. No one out there is telling you to follow the soda-pop-only or...

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