Top Three Signs & Symptoms of a Cavity

We all hate the word cavity! Although they start out small they can turn into much bigger problems, so it is best not to ignore the warning signs of the start of a cavity. Here are the three top signs/symptoms

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How to Prevent an Embarrassing Hygiene Emergency!

Did you have onion on your salad at lunch or wine on a dinner date that stained your mouth purple? Here’s what to do if you are far away from your toothbrush and disaster strikes! Swishing with water with lemon

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Go Green! Grab Some Green & Aid Your Teeth

You may not think that eating anything green will make your pearly whites stronger, but it’s true! Here are some green foods and drinks that will keep your teeth in shape. Green apples promote saliva flow which can help reduce

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Energy Drinks are Taking Your Teeth on an Acid Trip!

Are your teens gulping down the energy drinks? With every sip they are stripping their enamel away. Most of us are aware that sugar will cause cavities and cause obesity, but the acid in the beverages is also causing harm.

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Is Your Child Scared of the Dentist?

If your child had a bad experience at a previous dentist it can be hard to make them feel comfortable with any future dental visit. Here are a few ways to help you calm their dental fears. First, ask them

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Do Artificial Sweeteners or Sugar Substitutes Cause Cavities?

It’s what we say daily at Island Dentistry, sugar causes cavities. Yes, the candy bars and the soda will break down your enamel and a filling will be in your near future. But, what about artificial sweeteners? Sorry to tell

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Can your child avoid tooth decay?

The answer is a resounding YES! It is 100% preventable. The decay process begins when sugars in the mouth turn into acid and cause the tooth structure to break down. Children are at high risk for decay because they tend

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Spring into a new smile this Spring!

It’s time to do some spring cleaning! Spring time is here and we want to remind all of our fantastic patients to schedule their cleanings if they haven’t already. Studies have shown that a healthy mouth can lead to a

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April is National Facial Protection Month!

Now that winter has passed and spring has come, many children will be picking up their ball or bat and be ready to play some sports! April is National Facial Protection Month, and we urge parents to protect their children’s

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Biting you nails? You may want to stop after reading this

Nail biting is a so called nervous habit and can be triggered by boredom, excitement or stress. It has been found that 30% of children and 15% of adults bite their nails. However, most people stop by the age of

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