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How to Save on Dental Treatment Costs With or Without Insurance

Your dental benefits: Make sure you understand them. And make sure you use them! With the holidays in full swing, it’s easy to overlook the fact that you may still have remaining dental benefits. Don’t let them go to waste! It’s not too late to schedule an appointment and save on the treatment you need. It’s […]

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What to Do in a Dental Emergency!

 Emergency Appointments Available. And some helpful hints to hold you over until you can be seen. Dental emergencies occur at the most inconvenient times. The good news is—most can be avoided. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing to remove debris your toothbrush is unable to reach, and keeping a regular schedule of dental visits for cleaning […]

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Autism at the Dentist: Treating Your Special Needs Child

Smile Generation®-trusted dentist Dr. Jacob Dent of Sugar Land Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics explains how a trip to the dentist can be a great experience for patients with special needs on the autism spectrum. Where can I find a dentist that can treat my special needs child? Smile Generation®-trusted dentists know the facts, and realize […]

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Stop Thumb Sucking Before it Causes a Trip to the Dentist for Your Child

Reasons why your child should avoid thumb sucking and ways to stop the habit once and for all, from The Smile Generation® Does your child suck his or her thumb? If the answer is yes, then read on as this information could affect your child and your finances in the near future. As parents, we […]

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Tips to Get Little Kids to Brush Teeth

The Importance of Early Pediatric Dental Exams

by Eric Ellis, DMD – Smile Generation®-trusted pediatric specialist at Every Kid’s Dentist® in Phoenix, AZ The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend that children have their very first dental visit by age one or as soon as their first tooth appears. The AAPD’s […]

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Uncovering the Roots Behind National Toothache Day & Common Causes for Toothaches

Did you know that National Toothache Day is a real holiday? “Celebrated” every February 9, National Toothache Day shares the same day as the founding of Hershey Chocolate Corporation in the year 1894. The Feast of Saint Apollonia, the Christian patroness of dentistry, is also celebrated February 9.  Coincidence perhaps? Whatever the reason is behind the creation of […]

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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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TIPS FOR A SAFER, HEALTHIER “TRICK OR TREATING & EATING” HALLOWEEN

October is here, and that brings three things to mind for parents and dentists throughout the nation: National Orthodontic Health Month, National Dental Hygiene Month and, of course, Halloween. With last year’s tricks, treats, monster cavities, and broken brackets and appliances haunting memories, The Smile Generation®-trusted dentists are gearing up to raise awareness on how […]

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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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National Facial Protection Month : Tips on How to Play It Safe

The Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the American Dental Association (ADA) have teamed up to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they play recreational and organized sports, by […]

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