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Don't Forget Your Teeth During Halloween

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Don't Forget Your Teeth During Halloween
Halloween is full of tricks and treats, and it's the one night where kids are encouraged to go crazy with their candy consumption. While a night of endless candy is fine once a year, it can still be worrisome for their dental health. Luckily, you and your kids can follow these simple tips to scare away cavities this Halloween!
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Do Adult Braces Scare You?

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Do Adult Braces Scare You?
If you are an adult who has found out you need braces, you may feel self-conscious or even embarrassed. However, there is another options for you that can leave you feeling confident as well as effectively straighten your teeth.
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Eating For Your Oral Health

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Eating For Your Oral Health
While most people don't realize it, the foods they eat could either improve their oral health or have a negative impact on their teeth. When planning meals and snacks for your family, consider the following food options.
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Teaching Kids to Floss

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Teaching Kids to Floss
Despite popular belief, taking proper care of teeth starts before permanent teeth come in. Some people believe that children do not need to floss because their baby teeth will fall out, but flossing is beneficial for both teeth and gums. Teaching not only good brushing habits but good flossing habits can save children from growing up with cavities or other dental problems.
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Developing Good Oral Hygiene Habits

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Developing Good Oral Hygiene Habits
It's vital that children be well versed in the practice of oral hygiene at a young age, because the older they get, the harder it is to reinforce the habit. Adults who struggle with maintaining consistent oral hygiene practices likely did not experience much discipline with it as children.
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Are Your Kids Afraid of the Dentist?

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Are Your Kids Afraid of the Dentist?
Countless Americans possess an intense fear of the dentist. This is especially true for children as they are exposed to the stigma that dental care holds at early ages. While dental practitioners are eager to serve families and children, children aren't always to enthusiastic about sitting in the dentist chair. It's imperative that parents are able to motivate their children to be comfortable in the dentist's office.
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Cavities: The Hole Tooth | Meridian Idaho Dentist

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Cavities: The Hole Tooth | Meridian Idaho Dentist
Cavities occur when holes are formed in the teeth due to the erosion of enamel. Enamel is the tooth’s natural protection against cavities; a hard coating on the tooth. What causes enamel to erode is the attacking nature of plaque and bacteria, as well as an excess of acid. Once the enamel is worn down to the center of the tooth, bacteria gets into the hole, causing pain in the nerves the longer the cavity is left untreated.
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Why Every 6 Months?

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Why Every 6 Months?
It can be a hassle to make dental appointments every 6 months, but the consequences of skipping these appointments can be dire
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Do I Have a Dental Emergency?

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Do I Have a Dental Emergency?
It has happened to all of us, happy hour on Friday afternoon and we break a tooth on the free popcorn. Sunday morning and the kids are riding their bikes, there is a crash and one of their adult teeth is knocked out. What to do?
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The Truth About Flossing

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The Truth About Flossing
When people think about good dental hygiene, they often ignore the importance of flossing. However, flossing actually plays a critical role in maintaining both oral and overall health.
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