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What Is Toothpaste Made Of?

Peope have used some form of paste to help keep their teeth clean since at least 3000 BC in ancient Egypt. Modern toothpaste first appeared in the 1700s and was usually homemade. A dentist first added soap to dental paste in 1824, and John Harris added chalk in the 1850s. …

thumb sucking

IT MIGHT BE CLICHÉD to say it, but it’s true that kids grow up fast. They’re constantly outgrowing their clothes, outsmarting your most ingenious baby-proofing techniques, and learning new things. We can’t help you with all of that, but we’re here with all the information you need about your child’s …

avoid cavities in children

TWO OUT OF every five kids develop one or more cavity by the time they turn eleven. That makes dental cavities the most common disease of childhood. The good news is that it’s very preventable when parents prioritize their kids’ dental health. We’re here to help you do that for …

sealants

AS A PARENT, maybe you spend a lot of your time worrying about whether your child’s teeth will develop cavities. You want your kids to have healthy teeth. Obviously, it’s critical to teach them how to brush and floss and encourage them to do so daily, but there’s something else …

mouth breathing

There are several negative effects of mouth breathing that kick in either immediately or very quickly. A major one is lower oxygen levels. When we breathe through our noses, we trigger nitric oxygen production, which helps our lungs absorb oxygen. Mouth breathing skips this process, making it harder to get the …