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How much calcium does my child need?

When you were a kid, your parents may have told you to drink milk to build strong bones and grow tall and strong. Now that you have children of your…

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Dental Fear in Children: Brought on by parents?

A study conducted in Washington State in 2004 and another conducted in Madrid, Spain in 2012 both reported findings that support a direct relationship between parents’ dental fear and their…

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Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away

Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends….

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When Is a “Cavity” Not a Cavity?

Is this a trick question? After all, you and your family probably already know quite a lot about cavities: It all begins when bacteria-filled plaque sticks to teeth and starts…

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Healthy Diet for Adolescents

Adolescence is a critical period for oral hygiene. By the teenage years, kids will have lost all their baby teeth and replaced them with permanent teeth. Furthermore, many oral hygiene…

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Are baby teeth really that important?

Your infant’s first teeth will begin to appear around six to 12 months of age. You might wonder how important these primary teeth really are. After all, baby teeth are…