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Thumbsucking Might Not be the Villain You Imagined

Sucking thumbs starts early. The sucking instinct is a powerful one, essential for eating and survival. And it starts early, even before birth. Sometimes a baby will find their thumb and suck away while floating around in amniotic fluid and getting ready for entry to...

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Teeth for Two

Your ankles are swollen. Sleeping is miserable. You are hot. You are cold. You want naps ALL the time. And don’t forget about. . . wait a minute, what were we talking about? Right. . . being pregnant. Pregnancy is an exciting time. It is also exhausting,...

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Help Kids Dance (and Laugh) Their Way to Clean Teeth

Brushing teeth has been around for a while. We’ve come a long way from chewing on bark, but the basics are still in place. Our teeth and mouth are happier and healthier with regular scrubbing. And yet, it isn’t always the easiest thing to make a habit. The habit will...

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Bad Breath Sometimes Runs Deep

If you’re old enough to remember Seinfeld, you may remember this little gem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRZ5RpsytRA A “close talker” can be an unpleasant experience. Add some halitosis and it can be downright traumatic. And the anxiety of being the one causing...

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Good Sleep and Good Teeth

Brace yourselves for some radical news: Sleep is really good for you. Let's say that a little louder for those in the back that couldn't hear. Sleep is really really good for you. Here's what sleep does: Reduces stress Improves memory Boosts immune system Lowers blood...

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Just Breathe

Several things in life can cause anxiety: Spiders Public speaking Small spaces Heights Algebra (you know we are right) The virus that must not be named (we will give you a hint, it rhymes with Sherona) You could probably add to this list of anxieties with your own set...

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