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3 Easy Steps for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Did you know that more than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related problems? Parents and caregivers can help prevent lost school days by teaching their children to follow the 2-2-2 rule. The 2-2-2 rule is easy to follow and includes three simple steps: Visit the dentist two times each year. Brush and floss your teeth two times each day. Brush your teeth for two whole …Read More

First Aid for Dental Emergencies

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek Apply ice to bruised areas. If there is bleeding apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take the child to a hospital emergency room. Knocked Out Permanent Tooth Find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the top (crown), not the root portion. You …Read More

Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Did you know that six out of 10 children in the U.S. will have one or more cavities by the time they are 5 years old? And the most dangerous form of decay will come from the most unlikely source – the baby bottle! This type of decay is known as baby bottle tooth decay or bottle rot. Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when parents or caregivers give children excessive milk …Read More