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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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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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