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Foods That Are Just as Bad as Candy

Foods That Are Just as Bad as Candy

As a parent, you probably know that candy is bad for your kids’ teeth. In order to break down a lot of sugar, the mouth has to produce acid. And, it’s this acid that leads to cavities. But, candy isn’t the only thing that’s bad for teeth. Here’s a list of foods that are just as bad as candy, that can turn a healthy grin into a not-so-healthy smile.

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The Truth About Pacifiers and Dental Health

The Truth About Pacifiers and Dental Health

For centuries, parents have used pacifiers, also known as soothers, to calm their infants. But while pacifiers have been shown to lower the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), extended pacifier use can lead to dental problems. Keep reading to learn the truth about pacifiers, and why you should wean your little one sooner rather than later.

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Is Mouthwash Safe for Kids?

Is Mouthwash Safe for Kids?

When it comes to our children, we always want to ensure that the products they are using are safe. Specifically, as a parent, you brush your child’s teeth until they are old enough to do so on their own, but do you use mouthwash? At what age is mouthwash safe? There are many different types of mouthwashes that tackle different problems. While some are made for bad breath, others are made for swollen gums. Let’s figure out how you can know which ones are safe for your child, so you can pick out the best one!

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What is Enamel Erosion?

What is Enamel Erosion?

Enamel erosion is a serious dental problem that can affect anyone if teeth are not properly cared for. Enamel is the hard, outer surface of your tooth that protects it from decay. While it is a strong substance, it can erode over time from the acids in food and drink. Erosion is also caused by improper care of teeth, such as lack of brushing and flossing. Enamel erosion in children is not uncommon, as children may not always prioritize their dental health. That is why it is important for parents to watch their children and make sure they are properly brushing and flossing. Here’s what you should know about erosion of the enamel.

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Why a Pediatric Dentist Makes Sense for Children

Why a Pediatric Dentist Makes Sense for Children

Parents work hard to find the best pediatrician for their child’s needs. And, the same research and time should be spent on finding a reputable dentist as well. Children fare better when parents choose a pediatric dentist for their dental needs. Once your child’s teeth begin to grow in, it’s time to start the process of finding a top-rated dentist and scheduling appointments. Here are some pros to selecting a pediatric dentist for your child.

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