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Not just baby teeth
Even though we only have our baby teeth for a short time, they can have a huge impact on the health of our smile throughout our lives. Learn about the differences between adult and baby teeth and why it's important to take care of them at all ages.
What do I do if my child won’t brush or floss their teeth?
Brushing and flossing our teeth are the most important measures for cavity prevention. However, sometimes children do not want to adopt these habits. Here are some ideas that can make good oral health more fun for the whole family!
Tips to begin a healthy school year
The new school year is a great time to freshen your family's oral health supplies! Here are a few suggestions to add to your back-to-school shopping lists.
Help kids fight cavities this summer
Summer is a great time to get kids caught up on routine dental visits and seek additional preventive care treatments ahead of the school year! Learn about fluoride treatments and dental sealants.
Why you can talk to your dentist about the HPV vaccine (yes, really!)
Even though medical and dental treatments are looked at as separate – the HPV vaccine is an area where integration between the two is important. HPV infection is thought to cause 70% of cases of cancer in the back of the throat and tonsils (also known as oropharyngeal cancer). The vaccine prevents these types of cancer-causing infections.
Mental health & oral health in youth
Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we are focusing on the connection between mental health and oral health, specifically for children and adolescents. Anxiety and depression in youth doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taste buds grow up, too
How and why do our taste buds change as we age? Even the pickiest eaters can grow up to enjoy a variety of foods. How does this happen? Find an explanation of the process here.
Scare away cavities this Halloween
Enjoy the costumes, jack-o-lanterns, tricks and treats this Halloween, but scare away cavities with our fang-tastic oral health tips!
10 Tips for Oral Health and Pregnancy
As you incorporate new habits and changes to your lifestyle in order to ensure the health of you and your baby, be sure that you are also considering your oral health! Studies have shown strong correlations between the oral health of parents and children - even during pregnancy. Use these tips to care for yourself, and to give your little one a head start toward a healthy smile.