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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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Get a Gold Medal Smile

Happy National Children’s Dental Health Month! Teach your kids how to “Get a Gold Medal Smile” by brushing up on their daily hygiene habits like flossing and rinsing with mouth wash.

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Children's Dental Health Month | Smile Generation

Brush Like A Champ! Floss Like A Boss!

Happy National Children’s Dental Health Month! Since practice makes perfect, encourage your child to “Get a Gold Medal Smile” by brushing/flossing every day. Get extra points for actually watching the job get done!  Feel free to pin, post and share.  

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Oral Health and Overall Health

       Your mouth is the gateway to your body. Though the connection between oral health and other medical conditions might not be apparent, the fact that your oral    health     affects the rest of your body is clear.  Studies have shown links between oral health and diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy, and […]

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Drink Tap Water

Research shows that fluoride helps prevent tooth decay in children and adults. Fluoride, a natural mineral found in water sources, helps prevent cavities by hardening the enamel.“Sixty-seven percent of the United States population served by public water supplies, drink water with optimal fluoride levels for preventing decay,”  according to the National Institute of Dental and […]

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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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Tips for Dining with Braces

Dr. Ron Maddox, a practicing orthodontist at Crossroads Dental Group, a Smile Generation-approved office in Upland, CA shares some tips for enjoying that Thanksgiving meal, when you have braces.   Be sure to cut the meat off of the turkey leg!  It maybe tempting to chomp into that great big delicious leg of dark turkey […]

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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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Take two minutes to brush – American Dental Association – ADA.org

The Ad Council partnered with the American Dental Association (ADA) and 35 other groups in the dental community to form the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives and  produced a campaign that addresses children’s oral health. The national public service announcement campaign entitled “Kids’ Healthy Mouths” launched on August 14th, 2012. It encourages kids to […]

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Medication Side Effects and Your Oral Health

If you’re taking over-the-counter or prescription medication, it’s most likely to help treat or cure a certain condition you’re dealing with. But did you know many medications can pose an adverse effect on your oral health? If you are experiencing any strange side effects in your mouth due to medicine you are taking, be sure […]

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