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How To Protect Baby’s Teeth From Tooth Decay

By Diana Kohnle, www.health.usnews.com/ Tooth decay stemming from sugary drinks stored in baby’s bottle can lead to a host of long-term dental problems. The American Dental Association suggests how to protect baby’s teeth: Never place soft drinks, juice or sugared water in a baby’s bottle. Only use the bottle for breast milk or formula. Never let baby take a bottle to bed. Don’t put baby’s spoon or pacifier in your mouth. This will prevent transferring germs and bacteria. Never dip a child’s pacifier in anything sweet. Wipe your child’s gums with a damp, clean cloth after feedings. When teeth erupt and up until age 3, brush gently with a toothbrush and a rice grain-sized portion of fluoride toothpaste. From ages…

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How to Make Your Child Become a Tooth-Brushing Addict

By: www.mytoba.ca For many parents of young children, tooth-brushing can be a horrendous ordeal. When children are too little to do a good job of it, the responsibility falls on Mom and Dad or the kid’s dentist. Which is no fun at all when the little one is bouncing about and clenching his mouth shut. As children age, this pattern of behavior usually fades, but it’s still tough to get kids to brush properly. It’s just as hard for parents to tell if older kids have cleaned every surface and have brushed for the full two minutes. Of course, it usually becomes apparent at the kids next check-up, when he/she either gets a clean bill of health or cavities and…

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6 Benefits of Cranberries to Health: Teeth Protection, Cancer Buster and More

By: www.foodworldnews.com At only 46 calories with 12 grams of carb and 2 grams of sugar a cup, the phytonutrient-rich cranberries have so much to offer to human health and well-being. To make the most of this wonder berry, consumption of fresh cranberries is best. Anti-Inflammatary As an anti-inflammatory agent, cranberries may help in easing rheumatoid arthritis and problems in the digestive and cardiovascular systems. It also protects the vessel walls. Anti-UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) Cranberries are a well-known remedy for UTI. Because of their rich content of the antioxidant proanthocyanidins, cranberries prevent UTI-causing bacteria from lodging into the urinary tract walls. Anti-Ulcer Stomach-ulcer causing Helicobacter pylori may be prevented from lodging into the stomach lining by consumption of cranberries…

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Kid-Friendly Oral Health: To Eat or Not to Eat

  By: Frankie Rendon, huffingtonpost.com Within recent years, dentists have reported an alarming influx of children — sometimes even as young as 18 months — suffering from tooth decay or gum infection. Often, these conditions require invasive surgery, resulting in the loss of numerous baby teeth. The statistics are nothing to smile about. In 2014, Australia’s Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne indicated that, of the 1,000 minors who underwent general anesthetics for tooth removal, 178 were aged three or younger. In light of this startling fact, parents have begun wondering — what is the main culprit of early childhood dental issues, and how can they be avoided? Typically, the answer lies in today’s pervasive high sugar diet. Kid-proven favorites like…