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Start Early – Teaching your little ones to floss!

Little kids love to imitate grownups, which is why making dental care and flossing a family activity is a good idea. Brush and floss your teeth alongside your little ones and let them watch you floss your teeth. They will want to be just like you.  It may also be fun if you let them brush your teeth while you brush theirs. Allow your child to choose their own toothbrush, dental floss, toothpaste, and dental flossing picks. This can help them to personalize the activity and make it more interesting. After all, what kid wouldn’t want to floss with a […]

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Science Experiment – Proven Benefit of Fluoride

Sugary drinks like soda, powdered drink mixes, and sports drinks may be refreshing, but they can be harsh on the hard-outer shell of your teeth (enamel).  This experiment will show what sugary and acidic drinks can do to your teeth, as well as the protective abilities of the fluoride found in your toothpaste or mouth rinse. You’ll need: 2 fresh eggs (make sure there aren’t any cracks!) 1 can of cola/soda Fluoride mouth rinse (you can find it in the dental aisle) White vinegar 4 small, clear plastic containers or cups (big enough to hold an egg) Instructions: Place the […]

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Winter Sensitivity

As the temperatures start to dip and the snow starts to fall, you may notice your teeth are more sensitive when you are outside. Sometimes, people tend to clench their teeth and tense up when they are out in the cold. Clenching can cause jaw and teeth erosion issues which cause sensitivity. Sipping hot chocolate or coffee may feel comforting while being out on a cold day, but the temperature difference can cause sensitivity. The winter months also come with holiday treats. Caramels, candy canes, and peanut brittle to name a few. Sugary treats put you at a higher risk […]

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