Tag Archives: oral health

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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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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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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Give Kids A Smile – Free Dental Care Access Program

Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) is an access to dental care program.  It is the nation’s largest proactive approach to help underserved children with their dental needs.  Ten years ago, the ADA launched the GKAS program as a way for dentists across the country to join others in their community to provide dental services to […]

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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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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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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) in cooperation with Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, manufacturer of Orbit gum, has organized  National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM). NDHM provides consumer information about oral disease prevention including a Spanish and English Radio Media Tour and 4 new Spanish translated fact sheets. Focusing on community service and the day-to-day efforts of […]

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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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Infographic: How Much Sugar is in Your Drink?

“A dynamic relation exists between sugars and oral health. Diet affects the integrity of the teeth; quantity, pH, and composition of the saliva; and plaque pH. Sugars and other fermentable carbohydrates, after being hydrolyzed by salivary amylase, provide substrate for the actions of oral bacteria, which in turn lower plaque and salivary pH. The resultant […]

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ADA Releases Survey Results

A Survey with Teeth: Most of us have no idea what we’re talking about when it comes to dental habits and oral health The Chicago Tribune posted the results of an American Dental Association (ADA) survey. The release of the survey results coincides with the launch of the website mouthhealthy.org, which aims to bring “oral […]

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