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Tooth Grinding & Sleep Apnea in Kids

Don’t Judge the Mouth Breather Most of us don’t want to be judgmental people, but even the best of us make judgments on a daily basis. It’s a survival mechanism. We need to make judgements in order to protect ourselves from harm. For example, as much as I strive not

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Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Children who have their first (positive) dental experience when they are very young tend to have a better outlook towards dental care throughout life. The role of a parent is key in achieving a successful visit. However, we know that for some, a child’s dental appointment can actually be more

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Fluoride: the History & the Histrionics

Do a Google search on the risks and benefits of fluoride and you will be confronted with more scientific research and armchair opinions that are harder to take in than the recommended 8 glasses of water a day. In my opinion, one of the most compelling things about the history

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You Can Lead a Child to a Sink . . .

But You Can’t Make Him Brush His Teeth! We’ll you could, technically, but you wouldn’t want to. Broccoli, bath time, and tooth brushing are some guaranteed ways to get into a power struggle with a toddler (or a strong-willed Labrador). Obviously I can make my Labrador Retriever, Axel, brush his

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There’s No Such Thing As “Soft Teeth”

When people find out that I am a general dentist, they usually have one of two reactions: recoil in horror, clamp their mouths shut, and mumble some excuse about having to go home and wash the cat; or, proceed to go into great detail about childhood dental trauma, poor genetics,

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