Love Chewing Ice? Why You Should Stop, AND See Your Doctor Promptly

Chewing ice can harm your teeth, and may be a sign of iron deficiency anemia.

If you love chewing ice, you’re not alone. Many people find that chewing ice helps them to deal with stress, ease the effects of dry mouth, lose weight, or stop smoking. Chewing ice might seem to be an acceptable coping method; but it can harm your teeth in other ways, and ice cravings may also be a symptom of a more serious health issue.

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The Best Oral Health Habits for Your Young Child

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Your child can begin a path to good oral health during early childhood, with your supervision and positive modeling. All oral habits—good and bad—affect the way children’s teeth, jaws, faces, and overall health develop. Here are answers to nine important questions you may have about your child’s oral health habits.

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Persistent Headaches? Surprising Reasons to Consult Your Dentist

A dental issue may be the cause of your persistent headaches.

Headaches can occur for different reasons, and most of us have experienced them on occasion. If you have headaches that persist or interfere significantly with your daily activities, your doctor may prescribe medication to help. But in some cases, when medication isn’t completely effective, your dentist may be the key to relief.

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A Clear Alternative to Braces

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If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, clear aligners may be a great option for you! The latest advances in research, technology, and materials mean that clear aligners are a comfortable, convenient alternative to braces. Gio Iuculano, DDS discusses the most recent developments.

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Is an Electric Toothbrush Better?

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When it comes to cleaning teeth, patients often ask if an electric toothbrush is better than a regular one. Gio Iuculano, DDS weighs in, “We provide free regular toothbrushes after every dental cleaning. Our first priority is for patients to brush twice daily with any high-quality toothbrush. For those who seek an A+ with extra credit, an electric toothbrush can be a game-changer.” Here’s why.

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Help Your Child Have a Healthy Mouth! Here’s How

Closeup of very young child holding toothbrush in mouth. A healthy mouth starts with good habits formed in childhood.

For children, a healthy mouth often starts with parents and caregivers modeling and encouraging good oral care habits. Beginning at a young age makes it easier for children to maintain good oral health as they get older. How can adults best help children with this? Donna Greco, DMD has answers.

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Does Your Dentist Do These 6 Things for Your Health and Safety?

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To ensure your health and safety, what does a truly outstanding dental office do? In addition to using modern technology and taking regular continuing education courses to keep up with the newest treatment techniques, the most diligent dental providers take special steps for sterilization and infection control. Go behind the scenes with our OSHA coordinator Staci Kubovcik to learn about Winchester Dental’s best industry practices.

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