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Halloween Treats & Children's Teeth

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner! Everyone deserves a sweet treat on occasion, so what would your pediatric dentist recommend? Chocolate! Studies have shown that eating dark chocolate may contribute to improved cardiovascular health. Packed with natural antioxidants, dark chocolate also contains theobromine, which has been shown to harden tooth enamel! In moderation and coupled with good oral hygiene (brushing 2-3 times daily and flossing at night) – dark chocolate is a sweet treat that most everyone can enjoy!

While chocolate may not be on the top of everyone’s list, there are several other dental friendly options out there! Sugar free gum, hard candy and mints that ...

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Healthy Smiles for Active Lifestyles

Excellent Oral Health Starts With You!

Did you know that exercise and a healthy diet can keep your teeth and gums disease free? In an article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, researchers concluded that heart healthy behaviors including exercise and eating a nutritious diet not only build the body’s defenses against disease but also reduce the production of plaque biofilm – a major factor in the development of tooth decay.

Researchers went on the say “[since] oral health professionals may see their patients two or four times a year, it gives them several opportunities to promote these healthy behaviors.”

At Sporting Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Family Orthodontics, we focus on ...

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