Do You Have a No-Soda Rule? It’s Working!

Posted on July 20, 2015 in Uncategorized
There are 65 grams of sugar—the equivalent of 22 packs—in a regular 20-ounce can of soda. This begs the question posed by the Rethink Your Drink campaign: “You wouldn’t eat 22 packs of sugar a day, so why would you drink them?”
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Something to Chew On: Gum Is Good for You

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Did you know that chewing gum actually has health benefits? Alameda Pediatric Dentistry recommends chewing gum after meals to help prevent tooth decay. “Chewing gum promotes saliva production, which dilutes mouth acids and washes away food debris,” says Dr. Sharine Thenard.
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Floss More, Live Longer

Posted on July 16, 2015 in Uncategorized
Sure, flossing is great for the teeth and gums. But did you know that it can also help you live longer? According to Time’s “16 Unexpected Ways to Add Years to Your Life,” flossing daily gets rid of food trapped between your teeth and removes the film of bacteria that forms before it has a chance to harden into plaque. This decreases the risk of early heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular disease.
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Meet Dr. Patty

Posted on December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized
Is your child afraid of the dentist?  One of the most comforting things a parent can experience is watching their child’s tears turn to smiles and to witness confidence and independence emerge as fears melt away. This happens on a daily basis at Southeast Smiles. When the “pediatric dentist” changes from a character in the stories told by you to a real person, a new friend.
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6 Things You Never Knew about the Tooth Fairy

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No one knows much about the mysterious Tooth Fairy. An expert at remaining hidden, the busy Tooth Fairy keeps her secrets to herself. This leaves parents with few answers to the many questions kids have about the magical being who regularly collects the baby teeth from underneath their pillows.
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