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No Fruit Juice Before Age One

No Fruit Juice Before Age One All that sugar, the bright tastes, and the easy availability makes fruit juice a favorite of little children, but… Fruit juice should be a no-no for the little ones The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new recommendations that advise parents to avoid fruit juice before age 1. They
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How does Invisalign work exactly?

How does Invisalign work? Invisalign is the country’s most popular brand of invisible aligners. A national company, they have created a brand that is well-recognized and well-trusted. If you’ve been told you need braces, you might wonder if you can use Invisalign instead of traditional wire braces. Only your dentist can tell you for sure, […]

Gut & mouth bacteria may cause clogged arteries, not diet

Researchers have made positive strides recently to clarify what may cause Atherosclerosis. This article from Medical News Today published last month underlines findings from a study published recently in the Journal of Lipid Research, spearheaded by the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Catherine Paddock of Medical News Daily writes, “The fat molecules in the plaques that […]

When to Introduce Your Child to the Dentist

Many parents are unsure when to take a child to the dentist. The general answer is typically when the first tooth shows up or the child is 2 years old. But still, some questions remain.. Colgate offers some great advice in this article. The main purpose of the first visit it to make your child […]

Five Tips for a Summer Ready Smile

There are only a handful of school days left, and it won’t be long before you or your family is headed off on summer vacation. You’ve been hitting the gym, shopping for beach wear, and even started on your tan. But don’t forget the most important accessory, your smile. Here are five things to do […]

Does it Hurt to Get a Crown?

A crown is a dental restoration that fits over a tooth that’s been trimmed into a tapered cone shape. Sound painful? Actually, it’s no worse than getting a regular filling. Whether composite filling, dental crown, or root canal, they all feel pretty much the same when your tooth is nice and numb. A shot or […]

Why Are You Poking at My Gums?!

Have you found yourself in the dentist’s chair with a hygienist poking a small metal instrument into your gums? It feels like she’s seeing how far it will go and calling out numbers, “one, one, two, one, two, two, three, three.” The whole time, you think, “What is she doing? Ow! That hurt! Is this […]

Help, I have a Toothache!

It’s 2:30 in the morning. You want to be asleep, but you’re wide awake with a horrible toothache. Your face hurts, your jaw hurts, your head hurts. You’ve taken the most Tylenol you can. Two hours later you took some Ibuprofen too. You’ve tried a warm, damp washcloth held over the achy spot. You’ve even […]