Age 12 to Adulthood

Age 12 to Adulthood

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What are Dental Sealants?

Dental Sealants are a thin plastic-like coating that fill in the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the teeth and…

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Ditch the bottled water

Did you know that your bottled water habit could indirectly promote tooth decay? Of course bottled water doesn’t contain sugar…

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Is Chewing Gum Healthy for my Child?

Chew away! Mom's, don’t be too quick to say no when your child picks up a pack of gum in…

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Night Grinding

Studies have shown that night grinding occurs, in one form or another, in most children. It is usually not a…

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What if my child cuts or bites his tongue, lip or cheek?

A cut or bitten tongue, lip, or cheek can lead to bleeding, swelling and discomfort.  There are several things you…

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What if my child Chips or Breaks a Tooth?

A chipped or broken tooth requires an immediate trip to the dentist office, even if the tooth is not a…

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What should I do if my child has a toothache?

The first thing you can do is have him/her rinse with warm salt water. A cold compress on the face…

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Eating Disorders

Both bulimia and anorexia nervosa can have devastating effects on your oral health!  Bulimics often binge and then purge (vomit)…

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Tobacco

Do not smoke or chew tobacco! Tobacco use leads to lung problems, heart problems and oral cancer. Of all cancers,…

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Oral Piercing

Tongue piercing, cheek piercing, lip piercing... Oh my!  Many people see oral piercing as an awesome form of body art…

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Does my child need a mouth guard to play sports? What kind should I choose?

Yes! Mouth guards should be worn by both children and adults when playing any type of contact sports (football, hockey,…

What should I do if my child knocks out a permanent tooth?

What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?

Remain calm. Locate the tooth and pick it up by the chewing surface (not the root). If the tooth is…

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