Why Do Dentists Fix Baby Teeth?

Baby teeth matter more than most people realize. Not only is it important to keep them clean and healthy, but they also affect many areas of long-term development, from chewing to talking. The long-term importance of baby teeth is just one of the reasons we offer free visits for babies on or before their first […]

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This February, Show Some Love to Your Kids’ Teeth

February may be the month of love, but it’s also National Children’s Dental Health Month. This is our chance, for one month every year, to shine a spotlight on the importance of oral health for our babies, toddlers, kids and teens. So we decided to create a few graphics — in an effort to put […]

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Does Better Oral Health Reduce Your Risk of Certain Deadly Diseases?

What if there were a connection between a simple act like brushing/flossing with significant health benefits, like cutting your risk of heart disease or some forms of cancer? Would you spend just a few extra minutes getting those pearly whites extra clean? Dr. Perry Francis thinks you would — and that you should! And this […]

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Can a Mobile App Help with Dental Hygiene?

By Dr. Perry Francis, DDS While my own children did not have video games or other electronics when they were growing up, over  the last few years we have become app-accepting (and even seeking) for so many things — from banking to travel and everything in between. Our most recent find is an app called […]

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It’s Ice Cream Season – Time to Brush Up on Oral Care

Summertime means special activities and foods we tend to enjoy in abundance during these long, warm days. Unfortunately, this fun season can wreak havoc on a child’s oral health if parents don’t stay vigilant. Ice cream, caramel corn, cotton candy, soda, and even trail mix can hasten tooth decay. How Sugar Leads to Tooth Decay […]

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