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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 …

baby teeth

TWO OF THE BIGGEST milestones of child development are when their baby teeth start coming in and when they start being replaced by adult teeth. First-time parents probably have a lot of questions about what’s normal and whether it’s time to worry, so we want to give you a quick guide …

childhood tooth injuries

CHILDHOOD IS A TIME of scraped knees and bumps and bruises as kids run around discovering the world. As pediatric dentists, we want to help parents minimize the risk of their kids getting preventable tooth injuries while they’re enjoying what childhood has to offer. The Main Risks in Tooth Injuries For …

healthy smiles

Healthy Smiles are built on daily brushing and flossing; we already know that. We hopefully also know how important it is to set regular dental appointments. Cutting back on sugar intake and limiting it to mealtimes instead of little snacks throughout the day is another important way to reduce the risk …

Teach Flossing

TEACH FLOSSING because next to brushing it is the best tool we have for preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Daily flossing is an important habit to help our kids develop early on. This is not something your kids will do without being taught. You must teach flossing. Tips to …