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How Sugar Sneaks In and Sabotages Your Teeth

The American Heart Association recommends that women eat no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar/day and men no more than 9 teaspoons/day.  Americans on average eat 22 tsps/day = 350 calories/day = 1 pound every 10 days.  Where is all this sugar coming from?      Processed Foods! 1 cup tomato sauce = 4 tsps sugar.   Make your own….none. 1 serving fruit yogurt = 8 tsps

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Dental Sealants Benefit Children According to New CDC Report

Vital Signs, a report from the CDC, stated children without sealants have nearly three times more 1st molar cavities than those children with them. Sealant application among children aged 6-11 years has increased by 12.4 percentage points from 1999-2004 to 2011-2014. More work needs to be done though, as 60 percent of school children ages 6-11 don’t have dental sealants. A recent systematic review

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Little Teeth Truths : Should parents help pull out a child’s wiggly tooth?

Question: Should parents help pull out a child’s wiggly tooth or let it fall out on its own? Answer: My best advice is to let nature take its course!  Parents should encourage kids to gently wiggle the tooth with their finger or tongue until it naturally falls out on its own.  Pulling the tooth out before it is ready may actually cause unnecessary bleeding

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Mini Mouth Monster Mirror Posters

These mini Mouth Monster posters and tip sheets fit perfectly on the bathroom mirror – children will remember to start and end the day with Monster-busting and brushing! …

Little Teeth Truths: Can cavities be spread through saliva?

Question: Can cavities be spread through saliva? Answer: It’s likely common knowledge that illnesses such as the flu and the common cold are contagious. But many parents might be surprised to find out the bacteria that causes cavities is also contagious, and can be passed along through saliva! As a parent or caregiver, this is important to keep in mind when going about your

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