Dental Sealants Are Not Just For Kids

Dental sealants are recommended for most people. There are certain criteria necessary for a dentist or a hygienist to place a sealant. The most important criterium is that the person who is getting the sealant must have a virgin tooth,…
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All About Sealants

Dental sealants are an important tool dentists use to help prevent cavities and decay in the teeth in the back of your mouth. What are dental sealants and what is the purpose of them? Dr. John Vitale: Dental sealants are…
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All About Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral found naturally in water and soil that helps to build the enamel on teeth which protects them from decay. Children should be exposed to fluoride while they are young and their tooth enamel is being formed.…
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Tooth Trauma

There are many forms of tooth trauma including knocked-out teeth, chipped teeth and teeth that have been pushed up into the gums. Learn what to do in a dental emergency and the different methods used to repair the teeth. What is the…
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Mouthguards Protect Your Teeth Even While You Sleep

There are two main reasons mouthguards should be worn. Mouthguards protect your teeth against trauma if you are an athlete. That would include fracturing teeth, devitalizing teeth, and evulsing teeth. You want to protect them and a professionally made mouthguard…
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Parents: Don’t Blame Genetics

Parents may sometimes blame genetics but the reality is that you cannot blame genetics on tooth decay in kids. The primary cause for tooth decay in children is having a child’s mouth that is not optimally clean. Parents tend to…
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Advice and Tips for Good Dental Health

It’s important to learn good dental habits like visiting the dentist on a regular basis, flossing and brushing your teeth after every meal at a young age to prevent dental problems later in life. Why is it so important to…
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The Top 5 Pediatric Bad Habits

The top five pediatric bad habits that affect oral health: Thumb sucking Nail biting Putting foreign objects into mouth Eating tacky foods and candies and not brushing teeth immediately afterwards Milk and high fructose sugars in a bottle before sleep…
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Pediatric Habits That Affect Oral Health

Learn how common pediatric habits like thumb sucking and nail biting actually harm kids’ oral health. Let’s start with babies. I’ve heard the term ‘bottle mouth’ used before. Can you explain what this is and what exactly causes it? Dr.…
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