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How to Save on Medical & Dental Treatment Costs With or Without Insurance

Learn why you should enroll into either an FSA or HSA account and discover other financial options that are available even if you don’t have insurance. By investing into any or all of these options, you can get access to the dental treatment you need without having to sacrifice your holiday budget! The holidays are […]

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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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Are You a Night Clencher or Grinder?

At least twice a week, I’ll see a patient walk in with a broken tooth that was previously asymptomatic. Many times it’s on a tooth that never had a filling. These shocked and confused patients often tell me that they weren’t even biting on anything hard. So how does a healthy tooth just break from […]

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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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Tips to Get Young Children to Brush Their Teeth

For this week’s Ask A Dentist column, our pediatric dentist shares tips on how he gets his young children to brush their teeth. The question was sent in by  blogger and mom Romina C. from California, who recently blogged about National Children’s Dental Health Month.  Here are two of oral health-related questions that she sent […]

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