Posts Tagged 'tooth decay'

The Switch Witch

Halloween is finally behind us and you can once again find parking in downtown Salem.  But now you may be faced with a new problem:  too much candy at home.  Your children may have gone trick-or-treating multiple times and many homes now feature candy stashed in a wide variety of locations.  Many patients this week have been talking about the incredible numbers of goodies they collected and all the creative places they’ve hidden those treats.  As those treats are slowly ...

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Thinking about nutrition

The specific nutritional choices you and your children make are crucial. Good nutrition is essential to good health and both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourage parents to think of their nutritional decisions as health decisions.

Here are some great resources for information about nutrition for children:

MouthHealthy.org

General information about making smart food choices with a focus on dental health.  This site includes information for all ages, from pregnancy and infancy through the ...

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Sealants Q&A

What are dental sealants?

Sealants are thin coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.  Sealants are put on in dentists’ offices, clinics, and sometimes in schools. Getting sealants put on is simple and painless. Sealants are painted on as a liquid and quickly harden to form a shield over the tooth.

Why get sealants?

The most important reason for getting sealants is to avoid tooth decay.  Fluoride in toothpaste and in drinking water protects the smooth surfaces of teeth but ...

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