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On The Way to Healthy Gums

September is National Gum Care Month When you think about your oral health, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe a perfectly straight, pearly white, and cavity-free smile? But what about your gums? A rather shocking 64 million adults (47%) in the U.S have gum disease, and don’t even know since it’s […]

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

February marks the return of National Children’s Dental Health Month, with the theme “Defeat Monster Mouth” National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) is observed every February around the world, and is sponsored by the American Dental Association® (ADA) and their public oral hygiene resource – Mouth Healthy™. The impetus behind NCDHM is the goal of early adoption […]

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Secrets to Proper Flossing

Flossing tips from Crest® + Oral-B® & The Smile Generation®, providing healthy smiles Gum disease begins at the gum line and between teeth. Daily flossing is an important part of your oral health care routine to help remove the plaque from these areas where a toothbrush does not completely reach. And even though twice-daily tooth brushing is […]

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How To Conquer Bad Breath Once And For All

Bad breath is an unpleasant smell from the mouth that can often negatively affect one’s self esteem when speaking to others. Bad breath is typically caused by several factors:     Improper Oral Hygiene: Plaque buildup around the teeth leads to bacterial growth, thus producing an unpleasant smell. If not cleaned properly, plaque can cause […]

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What Should I Use to Clean My Baby’s Teeth?

Ask a Dentist continues with this practical Q&A. With February being National Children’s Dental Health Month, pediatric dentist Dr. Eric Ellis answers some questions submitted by our readers and followers. QUESTION: What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth? DR. ELLIS: A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft-bristled […]

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A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep : Brush 2 minutes 2 times Daily

Brush kids’ teeth for 2 minutes, 2 times a day. The website www.2min2x.org has some fun musical videos that kids can brush along to, from Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck to Elmo and Abby, to his little number from Lazy Town. The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives recommends that you help or watch over […]

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Dental Tips for Thanksgiving

Happy Holidays! Bring out the stretchy pants and get ready for that delicious Thanksgiving turkey and all the wonderful sides.  We asked some dentists from Smile Generation-approved offices to share some dental tips for the holiday.   Brush and Floss after Eating This is common sense. Brush and floss after every meal.  During Thanksgiving, we […]

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) in cooperation with Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, manufacturer of Orbit gum, has organized  National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM). NDHM provides consumer information about oral disease prevention including a Spanish and English Radio Media Tour and 4 new Spanish translated fact sheets. Focusing on community service and the day-to-day efforts of […]

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