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Adolescents and Tooth Whitening: A Sensitive Subject

The first question most patients ask when they come to our office is “How can I whiten my teeth?” Cosmetic bleaching is indeed an excellent way to boost your self-confidence and improve the look of your smile. It is a simple procedure that can be performed at the dental office or in the comfort of your own home.

Advantages of in-office, professional teeth whitening are:
1.) a professional consultation that includes a thorough examination that identifies the causes of discoloration, and
2.) a controlled environment that may include the use of lights and lasers with guaranteed safe and rapid results.

For children and adolescents, whitening can be a ‘sensitive’ subject in every sense ...

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Grab Those Pink Ribbons… and Your Toothbrush!

As many of you may already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is becoming exceedingly rare to find a person totally unaffected by the disease – be it an aunt, a sister, a friend or even a friend of a friend. Nearly a quarter of a million women in the United States alone were affected by breast cancer last year.

At Sporting Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Family Orthodontics, our board certified dentists can provide insight into oral health as it relates to the treatment of cancer for both adults and children.  Leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma are three common types of cancer associated with ...

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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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