Tips for Proper Brushing Habits

Tips for Proper Brushing Habits Does your child’s brushing more resemble a lumberjack sawing trees in half or a gentle massage? If it’s the former, they may be in for a lifetime of sensitive teeth, bonding treatments, and receding gums. But not to worry! Now is the perfect time to help them learn to make brushing the right way a habit. How to Brush? Teach your littles to brush gently, in short back-and-forth strokes, as well as circular motions, aiming the head of the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle toward the base of the gums. Hit all surfaces of each tooth, not just the ones you can see when you smile in the mirror. Also, use toothpaste that contains fluoride and is approved by the America

November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month 25.8 million children and adults in the United States – 8.3% of the population – have diabetes. And not too far behind those 25.8 million are the estimated 79 million Americans with prediabetes. What's worse, the increasing prevalence of Type II diabetes has become so staggering, the International Diabetes Foundation has begun to term Diabetes on the whole as “The Global Burden.” Diabetes is a serious illness, and its complications are manifold. Most know of its impact on circulation, visual acuity, and heart and kidney function. Many aren't aware, however, of its deleterious effect on gum tissue. If you're prediabetic, have diabetes or have a loved one wi

Thanksgiving Snacks Kids Will Crave Their Whole Lives

Thanksgiving Snacks Kids Will Crave Their Whole Lives In the United States, November is a month of celebration and change. Sundays are filled with football; plans for Thanksgiving preoccupy our minds; and for most of us, temperatures edge closer to freezing. In the spirit of these two themes (celebration and change), we’re offering a few dead-simple, good-for-you food switcheroos to help you celebrate! Thanksgiving Snacks Set the Stage When it comes to ingraining good habits early on, there’s hardly a better time than Thanksgiving! After all, you’ve got a captive audience, your kids will be starving by the time they get to Grandma’s, and most times, they even have their own table! Why not us

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