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Clinician's Corner: Raising a cavity-free kid
It can be difficult to help kids take care of their teeth, but luckily Dr. Eileen Crespo is here to help! Children's Dental Health Month is the perfect time to begin a good oral health routine that will keep smiles healthy throughout the years.
A good laugh is good for your health
Holidays are a great time to spend with family, and laughing with relatives is one of the best parts of the season. Whether you’re barely giggling or totally cracking up, laughter can have positive effects on your oral and overall health. Read on to learn what a good laugh can do for you.
Calming your kids at the dentist office
One of the most important ways to keep your children cavity-free, especially during the season of sweets, is to see the dentist regularly. And good news: Routine checkups and cleanings are completely covered by most dental plans!
The state of vaping
You may have recently received breaking news alerts about e-cigarettes, or vaping, being considered a crisis in America. While vaping has been advocated as a healthier way to quit smoking, the FDA has recently put out alarm bells about its content and its effect on teenagers, which has many wondering what exactly vaping is and what is going on.
Toddlers and cavities: Yes, it happens. Yes, it matters.
It happens to all of us: Skipping our little one’s toothbrush time when we’re rushing to get them out of the door in the morning (or struggling to get them into bed at night). After all, how important can it really be for a two-year-old to brush? Do toddlers actually get cavities – and if they do, does it even matter? The answer to both is yes – and here’s why.
Walk your way to better oral health
Did you know walking can improve your oral health? In addition to boosting your mood and creativity, walking can have some pretty sweet effects on your oral health.
Alternatives for the floss-adverse
Flossing can seem like a chore. If you don’t do it regularly it might hurt, maybe maneuvering that tiny string isn’t easy for you, and it might seem like it just takes too long.
How to take care of your pup’s teeth
Did you know that 85% of dogs over the age of 4 have periodontal disease? Oral health is an important part of your dog’s overall health, and untreated dental disease can cause discomfort and pain, as well as permanent damage and loss of teeth and gum tissue.
Make the most of your two-minute brushing session
Make the most of those 120 seconds—the amount of brushing time recommended by the American Dental Association—by multitasking as you clean your teeth.