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How To Reduce Your Child's Risk of Oral Cancer

In the U.S., there are about 54,000 new cases of oral cancer every year. While most of these are adult patients, oral cavity cancer can affect children of all ages. Mouth cancer can affect various tissues in the mouth, including the gums, cheeks and hard palate. The most common types are sarcoma and lymphoma.

Celebrating Women in Dentistry

March is the time to celebrate women's history month. Women throughout history have made great contributions to humankind in every field: Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, the list goes on and on.

What Is Dental Health Month?

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, a time when healthcare professionals spread the importance of oral health to patients, especially those who have not paid a visit to the dentist in a long time.

The Connection Between Nutrition and Oral Health

Poor health in one area can affect the health of other organs. One specific aspect of health that affects the entire body is diet and nutrition. Your organs cannot receive the appropriate sustenance without the proper food and nutrients. One specific organ that is significantly affected by diet and nutrition is the mouth.

Are My Childs Teeth Coming in on Schedule?

Your child's teeth, also known as primary or baby teeth, typically begin to come in around six months of age and continue to break through until 2 to 3 years old. The first teeth to appear are typically the lower front teeth, followed by the upper front teeth.

Are Gummy Vitamins Good for Kids?

If you've been in the vitamin section of any pharmacy or grocery store lately, you've probably seen dozens of brands of gummy vitamins. The idea behind gummies is to make taking vitamins more palatable.

Teaching Kids Good Toothbrushing Habits

Good oral habits begin in childhood. Teaching your child how to practice good oral health will help lay a solid foundation for the future. Daily brushing is essential to prevent tooth decay and other oral problems.

The Top Drinks for Children That Support Hydration

Few things are more enjoyable for kids than a day filled with outside play during the summer months. Their carefree nature often leads them on exciting adventures, both real and imagined. However, it can also be this same carefree nature that distracts them from the importance of hydration. Children are more likely to become dehydrated due to the smaller size of their bodies, which hold smaller reserves of water. Some common symptoms that your son or daughter may be dehydrated include:

Teeth Are Not Tools: 6 Things To Never Do With Your Teeth

Sometimes, it's tempting to use teeth for jobs they are not intended for, but teeth are not tools. When you use them for the wrong tasks, you risk permanent damage. Here are six things you should never do with your teeth.

Purpose of Dental Sealants

The American Pediatric Dental Association recommends dental sealants to children and adults. Sealants are comprised of protective layers that help prevent the onset or worsening of tooth decay. Sealants can help improve your dental and general health. Understanding its purpose can help you prepare for your upcoming treatment.

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