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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 …

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The 1st Loose Tooth

MOST OF US can still remember what it was like to lose a baby tooth, especially that major Big Kid milestone of losing the first one. How did it happen for you? Did it take longer for you to lose a tooth than most of your classmates, or were you …

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Your Child’s Toothbrush

THESE DAYS, THERE are so many toothbrushes to choose from that it’s hard to find the right one for ourselves, let alone our kids. It’s not as simple as just picking one, because not all children’s toothbrushes are created equal. Let’s go over a few of the factors to consider when …

sugar

SUGAR GOES BY MANY NAMES and hides where we’d least expect it. Molasses and maltose? Sugar. Corn syrup and sucrose? Sugar. Honey and agave nectar? They’re sugar too! We Consume a Jaw-Dropping Amount of Sugar Sugar in some form is added to 74 percent of packaged foods, and the average …

Gum Disease in Children

Gum Disease in Children

SOME HEALTH ISSUES only impact adults, but gum disease is not one of them. Oral bacteria doesn’t wait for us to get older, so kids and teenagers are also at risk of developing gingivitis and more severe forms of periodontal disease. What Causes Gum Disease in Children? The main cause of …