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With sugar season beginning, here‘s the cavity rating for popular candies

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, https://dailystockdish.com Your kids may be consuming a boatload of candy at the moment, thanks (or no thanks) to their Halloween take. But not all candy is created equal. The offers up this candy survival guide, which you might want to follow if you plan on popping a piece or two in their lunch box. It might just keep your kids cavity-free during this season of sugar — which seems to run from Halloween to Easter. Chocolate Chocolate is one of the most popular Halloween candies. Did you know it’s probably one of the safest, too? Chocolate dissolves quickly, and washes off your teeth easier than other candies. Dark chocolate is your best bet, as it contains…

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Why your teeth need extra care during pregnancy

By: FIONA WRIGHT, https://www.nowtolove.com.au Your teeth and gums need special attention during pregnancy, so it is recommended that you book in to see your oral health professional between the fourth and sixth months of your pregnancy. Hormones produced by your body plus an increased metabolism and blood supply during pregnancy can increase the risk of dental decay and issues with gum disease so it’s important to maintain an effective oral hygiene routine. Look after your teeth and gums Maintain healthy oral hygiene habits by brushing morning and night with a fluoridated toothpaste, cleaning between teeth daily, eating a diet low in sugars and acidic foods and drinks, and visiting your oral health practitioner regularly. Suffering from pregnancy sickness? Dietary cravings,…

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Teething 101: 4 Pediatrician-Approved Ways to Sooth a Teething Baby

By: https://health.clevelandclinic.org You finally got your baby’s sleep routine on lock. So when you tiptoe out of your sleeping infant’s nursery, you foolishly think you’re home free. Think again! Your baby’s cutting a tooth, and there’s seemingly nothing you can do about it. “You’re spared the first one to three months, but after that, the teeth just keep on coming,” says pediatrician Ei Ye Mon, MD. If you find yourself in the teething zone — which occurs anywhere between 4 months old and around 2 years old — you don’t have to be stuck there. Dr. Ye Mon gives her best teething remedies so you and your baby can live your best life, one tooth at a time. Signs your…

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Back-to-school children’s health checklist

By: https://www.thepress.net August marks back-to-school season, an ideal time for parents to help improve their children’s health. Before schedules become packed with classes, homework and extracurricular activities, here’s a back-to-school ‘health checklist’ to help give children a better chance to succeed inside and outside the classroom: Get a comprehensive eye exam About 80% of what children learn is through their eyes. With that in mind, a child’s first comprehensive eye exam should occur before age 1, again at age 3, and before entering school. If no vision issues are detected, school-age children should have an exam at least once every two years. A school’s vision screening is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam, as screenings can miss conditions…

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A healthy smile for babies is part of a healthy start

By: www.local12.com The first smile is a milestone that can warm your heart. After many long and often sleep-deprived nights, suddenly your baby turns to you and grins. But a baby’s smile is so much more-it has an important role in his or her lifelong health. Baby teeth are vital for chewing foods and speech. They prepare the mouth and jaw for permanent teeth as well. Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases among children today-the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 1 in 5 kids ages 5 to 11 have untreated tooth decay. Yet we know that proper oral health early in a child’s life can also reduce problems later on. What parents…

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Childhood nutrition and exercise key to healthy life

By: www.newarkadvocate.com Nutrition and exercise habits made during childhood can be vital for a person’s long-term health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that children now spend over 7.5 hours in front of a screen each day, showing the lack of youth exercise. The organization also reported the number of obese children has increased from 4 to 20 percent over the past 40 years, reflecting the lack of nutritional awareness among our youth. Developing a healthy lifestyle for a child through proper nutrition and exercise will create a healthier life for children and make a difference for children in future generations. A healthy eating plan can help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, consume…

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Why Dental Decay Is Scary

By: E Kumar Sharma, Business Today Believe it or not, poor dental health will not only cost you a fortune when you seek emergency dental care but may also lead to serious health problems such as gum inflammation, tooth loss, bone issues, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Failure to maintain oral hygiene is emerging as a new area of concern as people now live longer and gorge more on junk foods. Many people often neglect simple things like brushing their teeth at night (brushing should be done twice a day, every day, along with flossing). Such negligence, coupled with unhealthy food habits over a long period, can have a damaging impact on dental health. It is quite serious as addiction to…

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This smart toothbrush will clean all your teeth in just 6 seconds

By: www.digitaltrends.com There are plenty of things in life that are a part of our routine. We’ve gotten used to them. They’re comfortable and familiar. And brushing your teeth is a perfect example. You expect to block out three to four minutes every morning and every night to brush every tooth one at a time until they’re squeaky clean. But not anymore. The creators of Unobrush have reinvented the way we brush our teeth. And, turns out, they’re absolutely crushing it on KickStarter, where the project is being crowdfunded. Looking nothing like a traditional toothbrush, the device uses an ergonomic, patent-pending medical-grade sponge-like mouthpiece and pulsing sonic vibrations to clean all of your teeth simultaneously in just 6 seconds! Think…