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3 Reasons Your Child Should Start Flossing Now and Helpful Flossing Tools

Flossing is an essential part of good oral hygiene in adults, and kids need to floss too in order for their smile to remain healthy and cavity-free. Once a child’s teeth start getting close together (usually between the ages of two and six) parents should start getting their children in the habit of flossing daily, with assistance of course. Children usually develop the ability to floss on their own around age 10. Without flossing, tartar and plaque can build up between teeth, causi...

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is teeth grinding or clenching. Most individuals don’t even know they’re doing this. Bruxism affects approximately 35 million adults and children in the United States. Some individuals only grind their teeth while sleeping, this is frequently called nocturnal bruxism. Other people may clench or grind their teeth during the day as well. This is often thought to have a relationship with anxiety or stress. This stress may be induced by a wide variety of causes. The ...

Silver Diamine Fluoride to Treat Cavities in Children

Cavities in young children are common. In fact, almost one-third of children ages 2 - 5 years in the United States are affected by tooth decay. While these baby teeth will eventually fall out, it is still very important to treat cavities and keep teeth healthy, just like you would for permanent teeth, because of the important roles they play including serving as a foundation for permanent teeth. However, if your child is very young or has health, mental, or physical challenges, ...