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By braceconnection on 6/11/2015 8:36 AM


 

 

The community health awareness group Oral Health America has reported that 82 percent of adults are unaware of the role that infectious bacteria can play in tooth decay or cavities, and almost three out of five children aged 12 to 19 have tooth decay. Since June is National Smile Month, Dr. Babaeian and our team at Brace Connection thought we’d remind our patients about the importance of good oral hygiene visits between office visits.

To keep yours and your family’s smiles healthy and beautiful for years to come, be sure to:

·         Brush your teeth at least twice a day

·         Floss every day to clean between your teeth

·         Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet

·         Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks

·         Follow through with your regular general dental and orthodontic visits!

 

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By braceconnection on 2/19/2015 8:18 AM


It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Each February, The American Dental Association sponsors NCDHM to raise awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene. The campaign slogan changes from year to year, but always targets teen and preteen generations. This year’s slogan is “Defeat Monster Mouth.”

But just what is Monster Mouth, you ask?

Patients develop Monster Mouth when they fail to brush their teeth properly, floss and maintain a healthy diet. These poor habits lead to decay-causing plaque buildup – a monster the ADA refers to as Plaqster in this year’s campaign.

Luckily, Monster Mouth and Plaqster can be defeated by following these simple steps:

Stop feeding him! Plaqster thrives on sugary sweets, so instead of reaching for candy, reach for fruits or vegetables.  Flossing removes plaque in tight spaces where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Use a mouth rinse. Mouth...
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