Who doesn’t want to kiss their baby?

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Did you know that cavities are contagious?  Cavities are actually caused by bacteria, just like strep throat and many other illnesses.  But while strep throat can be treated with antibiotics, …

What Every Parent Should Know

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Did you know that three in five children have had cavities?  Did you know that every year 51 million hours of school are missed due to oral disease? February is …

Sugar isn’t so sweet after all!

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This past summer, the American Heart Association changed the recommended sugar intake for children. The new recommendations are that children should have less than 25 grams (6 teaspoons) of added …

Life sometimes sucks :)

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Infant sucking is natural and a large percentage of infants use a pacifier at one time or another.  However, prolonged pacifier use may cause crooked teeth, problems with the child’s …

Do I Really Need To Floss?

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Recently, a number of articles have come out questioning the benefits of flossing since it was removed from the most recent U.S. Dietary Guidelines.  Many of you have asked us …

Is Chocolate Really Bad For My Teeth?

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When we think about chocolate, the first thing that probably comes to mind after the deliciousness, is the sugar content. It is true that chocolate does contain a good amount …