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Keep Calm and Get Your Kids Excited About Their First Dental Visit:

A child’s first dental check-up is an important milestone, but can also be a scary one. Once your baby’s first tooth appears, it is time to schedule their first visit sometime within the next six months.  We recommend scheduling the appointment early in the day so your child is alert. It is important to remain calm…

10 Fun Facts About Your Teeth

Teeth don’t have to be boring, in fact, we think they are quite fun!  We want to share our love of teeth with our readers by providing you fun facts about teeth .  We had so much fun creating this list and hope you enjoy learning more about your teeth: Just like fingerprints, your teeth…

Tooth Decay: The #1 Chronic Disease Among Children

Tooth decay (cavities) is the single most common childhood disease.  Each year, hundreds of thousands of children nationwide go untreated for tooth decay.  This infectious disease can emerge in children as young as 6 months, as their teeth begin to appear.  Children who drink large quantities of sugary liquids including milk, juice, and formula are…

What Your Mouth Says About Your Health

A healthy mouth is essential for overall health and can also help prevent medical diseases.  Your mouth provides a snapshot into what’s going on throughout your body.  Routine dental screenings can provide early detection for diseases and problems that need to be addressed. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, over 90% of all systematic…

Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Go To Waste

THE END OF THE YEAR IS approaching fast! Before year’s end, our team at Dental Care of Mid Florida wants to remind you to take a look at your dental insurance benefits! Insurance Benefits Typically Don’t Roll Over To Next Year Each year your dental insurance company probably gives you a maximum amount of available benefits. Since those benefits…

Sugary Sweets That Can Haunt Your Smile

Halloween’s coming which means sweet treats in the weeks ahead.  It’s no surprise that sugar damages your teeth.  When sugar gets trapped on your teeth, the natural bacteria in your mouth feeds on sugar and breaks down the enamel on your teeth.  The longer sugar lingers on your teeth the more likely damage can occur. …

Guard Your Teeth from Grinding

If you ever wake-up with sore teeth or a stiff jaw, chances are good you are grinding your teeth at night.  Bruxism (teeth grinding and or clenching) effects between 30-40 million Americans each year and the good news is its very treatable. For many, bruxism results from stress while others simply do it out of habit. …

The Root Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in your teeth after you drink a hot drink or bite in something cold?  Chances are you are experiencing sensitive teeth.  The root cause of sensitive teeth is when your gums recede and expose the soft level surface (called dentin).  This layer has thousands of tiny tubes that…

Toothpaste 101: What To Look For When Selecting a Toothpaste

Selecting a tube of toothpaste may seem like a trivial purchase but one that has important implications for your teeth.   The options for toothpaste have grown exponentionally; the market has exploded with endless options.  Since toothpaste is critical for dental health, it’s important to consider these important options when purchasing a tube of toothpaste. Fluoride:…

Make Tooth Brushing Fun With Music

Music is one of the best ways to motivate your little ones while teaching them healthy habits like brushing their teeth.  This makes the process more fun by teaching them to brush and floss using silly songs and games.  Here are some of our favorites: Brushy, Brush from Seasame Street Tooth Brushing Song from EZ…