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4 Habits That Are Bad for Children’s Teeth

(And How to Break Them) Good habits should start early in life, and healthy dental habits are no exception. It’s important for parents to teach their children the right way to care for teeth. Brushing, flossing, and using fluoride rinse are all familiar, healthy practices. Good habits are important. But what about the bad habits? It’s just as important to get rid of bad dental routines as it is to teach good ones. Below are four common habits children may develop that should be avoided for good dental health.   Thumb Sucking Many parents have heard of the negative side effects of thumb sucking.  Though thumb sucking can offer comfort to young children, the American Dental Association (ADA) warns that...

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What Should Kids Eat for Oral Health?

Food and Your Child's Teeth - The Good, The Bad, and The Cavity-Causing We know it can be tough for parents to get picky eaters to finish dinner, much less avoid cavity-causing foods. On top of that, it can be hard to keep track of which foods to avoid and which to include. That’s why we’ve created a quick list of food do’s and don’ts for healthier teeth.   What to Avoid Hard Candy – Eating too much candy puts your child’s teeth at risk for developing cavities. According to Live Science, this is due to the sugar content. When mouth bacteria eats sugar, it creates an acid that mixes with saliva. That mixture creates plaque, and too much plaque...

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Teaching Good Dental Habits Early

Adults have all heard the gentle reminders from the dentist: use fluoride, floss daily, brush your teeth morning and night. These habits can be hard to keep up with if you’re out of practice. Teaching good dental hygiene to your child early means increasing their chances of having healthy teeth – and decreases their chances of hearing continual reminders from the dentist! Here’s how you can help your child take care of their beautiful smile. Brush Daily – Morning and Night! As soon as that first tooth pops through your baby’s gums, you should be brushing your child’s teeth (or tooth!). Dentists recommend parents begin to teach their children to brush when they reach the age of 3. From ages...

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