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We can all agree, our child’s safety is of the upmost importance to us. We push for knee pads, helmets, and gloves, yet forget about mouth safety. Hockey and football aren’t the only sports causing children (and adults) to lose their teeth.

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If you think you are having a dental emergency, don’t panic! There are a handful “emergencies” that may just require a little patience and pain management, and others where an emergency dental visit is necessary.

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When babies suck on things like their thumbs or a pacifier, it affects the structure of the inside of their mouths. The vacuum created while sucking can mold their bones around the object, which can affect swallowing, facial development, and teeth placement.

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We tend to take our teeth for granted. Have you ever wondered why they are the way they are in our mouth and what they have evolved to do?

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The folks at the American Dental Association have a ton of consumer information on their website regarding pregnancy and dental care. Here is a summary:

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We’ve all heard about foods that are bad for our teeth. What about the foods that are good for our pearly whites?

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There are many reasons to change jobs: looking for a better opportunity, increase in pay or responsibility, layoffs, etc. No matter what the reason, it’s quite common. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, younger baby boomers (those born between 1957 and 1964) had almost 12 jobs from ages 18 – 50. Not surprisingly, almost half of those jobs were held from ages 18 – 24. Another interesting statistic is that jobs started by 35 – 44 year olds lasted less than one year (36% of the time) and 75% ended in less than 5 years.

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A lot of people have studied smiling. It has been proven that smiling is good for you, but how good? What can you expect from showing your pearly whites? Lets find out.

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It is essential to start your children’s oral hygiene routine early. Doing so will get, and keep, your children on the road to strong teeth, and a healthy mouth. But if you are a parent, you know, it isn’t that easy. Here are some tips and tricks for getting children in the routine, from infancy, on.

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We’ve all seen ads for toothpaste and mouthwash that has fluoride as an ingredient. What is fluoride, anyway?

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