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Toddlers and Tooth Brushing – How to Inspire Kids to Brush

As a parent, it’s your job to keep your kids’ mouths healthy. Finding an affordable dentist in Sweetwater is part of the solution, but routine dental care alone won’t guarantee a healthy smile. Proper oral hygiene to prevent the early onset of tooth decay is essential. If your kids kick and scream every time they see a toothbrush, you’ll have…

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Guide to Preventing Tooth Decay from Baby to Teen

The American Dental Association (ADA) reminds parents that good oral hygiene habits must be instilled in children from a very young age to protect their overall health. Oral hygiene is significantly correlated with risk of disease. Even more startling is that poor dental care is a prevalent issue in the United States. Not only is tooth decay the second most…

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Dental Fear or Dental Phobia – Making the Distinction

The prospect of visiting the dentist is something that sparks anxiety, concern, and sometimes even terror in countless individuals. Research has suggested that upwards of 45 million Americans are afflicted by dental phobia or dental anxiety, and that may be a conservative estimate. The underlying reasons for dental fears include things such as simple fear of the unknown, fear about…

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Dental Emergency Steps Everyone Should Know

Dental emergencies are more common than you might think, and chances are you will experience one yourself someday. Therefore, it really does pay to equip yourself with the know-how necessary to handle a dental emergency, which can be a very frightening situation. Understanding what to do before you are able to get to an emergency dentist in Sweetwater may mean…

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Could your Child be Suffering from a Tooth Sensitivity?

If your child is complaining of pain or discomfort when eating foods that are hot or cold in temperature, he or she may be suffering from tooth sensitivity. Sensitive teeth in children can be attributed to a variety of factors. In truth, it is not likely that your child has sensitive teeth, but may be experiencing a similar sensation that…

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7 Foods to Eat Right Now for Healthier Teeth

Teaching kids to brush their teeth is a cornerstone of parenting. It is likely that your parents fought tooth and nail to ensure that you knew the basics of good dental care—even at the risk of a temper tantrum before bed. As adults, however, caring for our teeth and gums often becomes an afterthought—a dangerous afterthought. Not only does skipping…

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Tooth Extraction Fundamentals

Though children often look forward to losing their teeth and relish the subsequent surprises they find beneath their pillows, tooth loss is something adults view with real dread. However, there are circumstances where having a tooth extraction is necessary. The good news is that a tooth extraction does not need to be something to fear. Common reasons for tooth extraction…

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Making Sense of Tooth Sensitivity

Do you feel a pang of pain when biting into something too hot, cold, sour, or sweet? If so, you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity, but you don’t have to live with the dental distress. You can treat the problem and prevent its recurrence with a little sensible dental care. To understand the strife of sensitive teeth, it helps to…

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Top 3 Techniques to Beat Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of things, but if you have always had it, it's important to focus on re-establishing the enamel and preventing any more damage. Here are a few tips to keep your sensitive teeth in check: 1. Choose your toothpaste wisely. Pick a toothpaste specially designed for sensitive teeth. These over-the-counter products contain ingredients…

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Sporty Children? Get Them a Mouthguard

If your child is a natural on the soccer field or basketball court, then you should start getting them accustomed to mouth guards. At first, he or she might put up a fight, but present them with one simple scenario: Would you rather a clean, healthy smile or a toothless grin because of a sports-related injury? According to the American…

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