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Before I get braces, I need to know if……

    The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) sets the record straight on some of the biggest myths surrounding braces and orthodontic treatment. Currently more than 4 million children and 1 million adults in North America wear braces. Below are the answers to some of the most popular – and strange –

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    School lunches for Healthy Teeth

      Packing a healthy lunch for your kids may sound easy, but did you know that some fruits, milk, cereals, bread, and vegetables contain sugars and/or starches? A healthy and balanced diet is essential to maintaining good oral health. Foods containing carbohydrates and sugars come in contact with the germs and

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      Have a Happy National Nutrition Month this March

        Get the whole family involved. Research shows that healthy kids have families that participate in eating right and exercising. Make the most of family mealtime. Eating meals together helps your child develop a healthy attitude toward food. Get Active! Kids are more likely to be active if other members of

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        Cool Clear Water

          Drinking water has become very trendy. In some shops, entire aisles are dedicated to bottled water. But tap or well water from a good source is just as good for you…and for your mouth. Water is essential to maintain your oral and overall health. On average, human body weight is

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          A Banana A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!

            After Reading THIS, you’ll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again! Containing three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous

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            4 Amazing Foods For Kids

              Nutritious noshes you should always have in your kitchen– and how to serve them so your child will gobble them up.TOMATOES -The clear winner because every serving packs a big dose of lycopene, an antioxidant associated with lower rates of cancer and heart disease. If your child won’t eat them

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              Can a Bandage do the Job?

                Would you stick a bandage on your child’s tooth and then expect your child’s mouth to stay healthy? Yuck!– we didn’t think so. Like bandages, fillings have their place to protect your child’s tooth after the damage has been done. For sure a filling is no cure for cavities, if

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                Added Sugar in Raisin Bran Cereal May Promote Tooth Decay

                  A new study has shown that added sugar in raisin bran cereals increases acid in dental plaque, leading to tooth decay.During the study, research team from University of Illinois at Chicago compared four food groups – raisins, bran flakes, commercially marketed raisin bran cereal, and a mix of bran flakes

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                  From the desk of Dr. Bob Stella

                    From the desk of Dr. Bob Stella Now is the time to think about “Open Enrollment” for Dental Insurance and it is also the time to prepare your Flex Spending Accounts for the coming year. Most businesses have the month of October as the time to make changes to your

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                    “Does my insurance pay for Teeth Whitening?”

                      “Does my insurance pay for Teeth Whitening?” This is a question we receive often from our teen patients. Even though it is proven that personal appearance means a lot when it comes to making friends, getting a job, and getting to the level of personal success that one thrives to

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