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 …

Pregnancy and Your Mouth

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Although we are in the world of children’s teeth, lots of pregnant moms accompany their children in and out of our office.  We often get questions concerning pregnancy and the …

PreviDent®

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We love PreviDent® toothpaste for our patients who are at a high risk for cavities. Have you ever heard of it? It’s awesome! It’s a prescription-strength toothpaste made by Colgate. …

First Appointment

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It seems like every pediatrician or dentist has a different answer to the question: what age should my child’s first dental visit be? Some practitioners recommend seeing children for a …

Mouthguards

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Back to school is just around the corner. Some parents wonder where the summer went, while others secretly can’t wait to get their kids back on a schedule!  After two …

Vertical Bacterial Transmission

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Most parents think they are being only helpful by trying their children’s food before serving it to them.  We want to make sure the temperature is just right and everything …

Teething

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Your child’s first tooth is a sign that he/she really is growing up! When that little guy pokes through the gums, the pictures will be absolutely adorable.  Unfortunately, along with …

Sugar Free Gum

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There are lots of snacks that we ask parents and patients to steer away from…anything sticky and sugary is usually a no-no. However, there is a sticky, sugary treat that …