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The Worst (and Best) Sweets for Your Teeth


By Dr. Carolyn Taggart-Burns


When trick-or-treaters ring my doorbell on Halloween, I toss a toothbrush in their bag. But make no mistake -- our neighborhood might as well be Candy Land. My kids got a scary amount of sweets last year, and they only went to a couple of houses. And because they were both too young to eat much of their loot, guess who was ... Continue reading The Worst (and Best) Sweets for Your Teeth

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Protecting Baby Teeth


The rate of cavities in baby teeth is on the rise, according to the most recent report on the topic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, a whopping 28 percent of children 2 to 5 years old have cavities.


Dentists point to several factors contributing to the rise, including increased consumption of juices and soda.


And while ba ... Continue reading Protecting Baby Teeth

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What Every Mom Should Know About Orthodontics


by Dr. Angela Ross


Is your son or daughter still sucking his or her thumb at age 3, 4 or even 5? Studies have shown that chronic thumb sucking can alter the development of a child's teeth and jaws and parents should aim to stop this habit by age two. What can parents do? Some orthodontic offices have motivational programs where kids keep charts and ... Continue reading What Every Mom Should Know About Orthodontics

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Breastfeeding Doesn't Increase Kids' Risk of Cavities


Regularly putting babies to bed with a bottle or letting little ones walk around with sugary drinks all day are surefire ways increase kids' risk of cavities. But does breastfeeding bring on tooth decay, too? Luckily, reassuring new research puts this common concern to rest for nursing moms.


Breastfeeding (even for a long period of time) does not put infants at r ... Continue reading Breastfeeding Doesn't Increase Kids' Risk of Cavities

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Morning Breath 101: The Medicine Mom


I don't know about you, but I always look forward to starting my mornings with snuggle sessions from my girls. Fresh from a good nights sleep, my two and five-year-old are usually eager to nestle into my arms and share lots of kisses. But what happens when those kisses aren't as sweet as you hoped? What if your child's breath knocks your socks off, in a bad kind of way?
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