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As you know, we have always been committed to your health. Our hygiene practices are stringent at all times. We are doing everything we can to assist with the containment of the COVID-19 virus.

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For certain health conditions---even some that appear unrelated to your child’s teeth---a dentist may offer solutions to fix the source of the problems.

Your child’s health is a priority. Along with making sure your little one gets enough rest, exercise, and good nutrition, it’s important to schedule regular medical and dental checkups. If you’re concerned that your child may have certain health conditions, your first call will almost certainly be to your child’s pediatrician, who usually can provide a medical solution or a referral to another medical professional. But for certain health issues—even some that appear to have nothing to do with your child’s teeth—a dentist may have the solutions that will fix the source of the problem or problems.

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Diagram showing how obstructive sleep affects the mouth, nose, and throat

Individuals with sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly while they sleep. In severe cases, this may occur up to 30 times an hour. Severe health problems can result from untreated sleep apnea; are you at risk? Here’s what you need to know.

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Young child flexing tongue over upper gum. Photo credit: Chayene Rafaela on Unsplash

With your supervision and good example, your child can begin the path to a lifetime of good oral health during the earliest stages of childhood. All oral habits—including tooth brushing and flossing, thumb-sucking, biting and chewing, nutrition, protection during sports, and even breathing—affect the way young children’s faces, jaws, teeth, and overall health develop. And as children become teens, good oral habits and care expand to include avoiding smoking, vaping, and oral piercings. Here are answers to the most common questions you may have about your children’s oral health habits at various points in their lives.

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Sweet or sour candy can introduce acid to your mouth and promote tooth decay.

Did you know that tooth decay is the most prevalent chronic health condition in children? For adults, only the common cold occurs more frequently than tooth decay. However, unlike a common cold, which quickly produces noticeable symptoms, tooth decay often begins and develops unnoticed. By the time you realize there’s a problem, your teeth are already breaking down—and worse, you’re in pain. Here’s what to know so you can protect your teeth.

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Is it a canker sore or a cold sore? Symptoms can be similar.

At one time or another, many of us have experienced a painful canker sore or cold sore. Sometimes, the appearance and symptoms of each are similar, making it difficult to know how to treat the symptoms most effectively. If you develop a sore in or on your mouth, here’s how to tell what’s happening.

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Kelly Richardson, DDS has recently completed a year-long fellowship on dental implants.

As part of her commitment to continuing education, Kelly Richardson, DDS has recently completed a year-long implant fellowship with the NYU School of Dentistry and online dental education site Dental XP. “I don’t want patients to be scared when they hear the word implants,” she says. “Implant placement is certainly a process, but if you have missing teeth, it’s the best way to replace your teeth for proper function and good quality of oral health afterwards.”

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Coconut oil contains anti-microbial agents that are an important part of oil pulling.

Oil pulling is a traditional oral health practice with origins in ancient India. In recent years, this practice has received significant media coverage regarding its reported health benefits—among them, removal of harmful bacteria from the mouth. Are the health claims true? Just what does oil pulling involve? Should you try it? Here’s what you’ll want to know.

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A colorful vegan feast including potato casserole with broccoli and carrot, fresh tomato, tofu, onion, and mushrooms.

Whether your diet is vegan, vegetarian, or includes meat, science shows that eating plenty of plant-based foods is necessary for optimal health. But if you follow a vegan diet (or are considering doing so), which nutrients could you be missing? What do you need for a healthy mouth and teeth? Here’s what to know—and do.

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