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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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Importance of Dental Health During Pregnancy

Oral health is known to be a significant contributor to general health. Periodontal (gum) disease has been previously shown to affect other systems in the human body. Pregnancy brings about a greater importance on ensuring good oral health, as the individual is caring for the general health of multiple people. Mothers must take care to […]

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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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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

When it comes to oral cancer, early detection is key to survival. But due to lack of oral cancer awareness, many people have never heard about the importance of oral cancer screening. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 42,000 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed in 2013 with oral cancer. And […]

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Root Canal Awareness Week March 17-23, 2013

This week, March 17-23, marks the 7th Annual Root Canal Awareness Week. Through this national effort, the American Association of Endodontists are raising awareness about their profession, so that patients and general dentists know to contact a specialist when a root canal is needed. Endodontists play an important role in maintaining our dental health. Watch […]

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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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Printable Coloring Sheets from My Kid’s Dentist and Every Kid’s Dentist

Share the importance of good dental health habits with your children.  Have them color these cute coloring pages from Smile Generation-trusted offices My Kid’s Dentist and Every Kid’s Dentist. “Good night, sleep tight. Don’t let the sugar bugs bite.” “Sharks have 3,000 teeth. They can afford to lose a few. You only get 2 sets […]

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and this year’s slogan is “Get a Gold Medal Smile.” Here are ways you can get your children to go for the gold with their oral health. Make an appointment with your dentist. Practice good oral hygiene habits – brush 2x a day and floss daily. Discuss healthy […]

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