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Operate Like A Champion: Teeth Sealants

By: Amberly Hildebrandt, www.myhighplains.com Dental sealants are an important part of maintaining your child’s oral health and smile. Sealants prevent food and plaque buildup from gathering in hard-to-reach places. Food particles, germs, and plaque have a hard time collecting on smooth surfaces, such as the front teeth, but even children who brush and floss diligently can’t always clean the deep bumps and grooves of the back molars. Sealants are recommended for baby teeth only if the patient has a high risk of decay or very deep roots. Sealants are highly recommended for permanent molars soon after complete eruption. Dental sealants are a thin coating of white resin that covers the top of the molars to protect them from decay. Applying…

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8 of the best electric toothbrushes, according to online reviews

BY DALVIN BROWN, www.mashable.com Tooth be told, we’re wild about connected technology. And since you’re here, you probably are too. All jokes aside, oral hygiene and the healthy of your teeth are seriously important. We’ve all seen those electric toothbrush commercials that claim to be the best at cleaning between your gums, preventing cavities, warding off gum disease, yadda yadda yadda. But how do you know which ones are really worth the space in that cup by your sink? How do you know what features are actually useful? We like to think that the best way to tell if you’ll be satisfied with any tech purchase is by asking people who already own whatever you’re looking to buy. So, we…

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What to do if you find your child with a dental emergency

By: Angie Tomlinson, www.thewest.com.au From being whacked in the mouth with a hockey stick, to taking a mark in the face, through to the classic of running straight into a goal post, children can find all kinds of ways to do dental damage on the sporting field. But there are steps parents can take to keep their kids’ smiles unscathed and their pearly whites intact in the case of emergency. Australian Dental Association (WA) spokesperson Dr Mark Foster says a preventative first step is to get a mouthguard custom-made. The mouthguards you buy over the counter really offer little or no protection at all. I have little or no time for those sorts of guards. Dr Foster likens one-size- fits-all…

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Healthy mouth, healthy body: Why oral hygiene is a must

By Shillpi A Singh, www.freepressjournal.in Taking care of oral hygiene to prevent oral health problems can go a long way towards decreasing the risk for more serious health problems Do you know the reason why we were taught to brush our teeth every morning, every night? Well, because good oral hygiene is the key to overall health and well-being because poor oral care can lead to health problems. Brushing teeth twice is just being wise to keep bacteria and cavities at bay, and stay healthy. And mind you, oral health is so much more than just the health of the mouth, teeth, and gums. Oral and dental health is one of the most neglected and overlooked aspects of general well-being…

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The health benefit of brushing your tongue

By: Duke Oreva, www.pulse.ng Brushing the teeth two twice a day without cleaning the tongue is as good as not brushing at all. This is because the tongue is a breeding ground for bacteria and when not cleaned, it causes everything from bad breath to infections. It is important to note that the tongue is not just contained with harmless saliva. It’s a carrier of biofilm or a group of microorganisms. And unfortunately, getting rid of it isn’t as simple as drinking water or using mouthwash. As a matter of fact, it’s difficult to kill the bacteria in the biofilm because, for example, when mouth rinses are used, only the outer cells of the biofilm are destroyed; thereby leaving the…

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When Should A Baby See A Dentist For The First Time? Earlier Than You Think

By: Shari Maurer, www.romper.com Taking care of your kids’ teeth is as important as taking care of the rest of their bodies. Looking at your toothless wonder, it may be hard to imagine a life full of dental visits, orthodontia, and maybe even oral surgery (because wisdom teeth rarely behave themselves and often need to be removed) but they are all a reality and may come sooner than you might think. If you want to get an early start on dental health, you might wonder when your baby should see a dentist to make sure you don’t get behind on their tooth care. Within six months of those little white gems poking through their baby gums or when they are…

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3 Reasons It’s Important to Care for Your Teeth Starting Now

By: Naomi Webb, www.tgdaily.com Losing teeth may not seem common, but it is. Studies show that by the age of 50, the average American has already lost 12 teeth. There are a lot of reasons that teeth are lost, and these can include: Tooth decay, Injury, Gum disease, and Smoking also leads to tooth loss. Caring for your teeth is a must, and it’s a habit that every parent should be sharing with their kids, too. When you take good care of your teeth, you’ll: Reduce your risk of serious health problems. Serious health problems are linked to bad oral hygiene and dental health. Studies have shown a link between gum disease and diabetes, oral cancer, heart disease, dementia and…

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Your Kid’s Bedtime Routine Could Make Them Healthier

By: Vanessa Taylor, www.romper.com Kids are notorious for not always enjoying their bedtime routine — from hating baths to rebelling against sleep itself. It can be tempting for parents to give up on the routine altogether, wondering what’s the point of fighting every single night, but don’t give up! A new study has found that your kid’s bedtime routine could help them sleep better, improve their performance in school, and set them up for success as they age. Co-authored by psychologist Dr. Julia Allen, “Bedtime Routines Child Wellbeing & Development” found, according to The Herald, “Lower levels of anxiety, anger, and fatigue being reported by parents with optimal bedtime routines.” To reach this conclusion, researchers involved 50 parents of kids…