Dental Health

February 13, 2017

Babies Can Get Cavities, Too? Yes, But It’s Avoidable

By Katherine Jowers, DDS Mission Children’s Hospital I was talking about my rough day at work with a friend. When I told her I had to remove teeth from a one-year-old child in the operating room, she was stunned. “You mean babies can get cavities?” Yes. Yes they can. I see it every day — […]

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February 2, 2017

Despite Recent Study, Flossing Remains Integral to Dental Health

We’ve always been told that flossing is an essential part of dental hygiene. But when a recent study found that flossing does not impact dental health, it caused some confusion — and concern on the part of dental health professionals. “The tough thing about studies done on people over time is that you can’t keep […]

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February 19, 2016

A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles – Protecting Your Child’s Teeth Begins Before the First One Appears

Start Good Habits Begin a dental routine for your child as early as birth. “Wipe your child’s gums with a clean washcloth after each feeding,” said Shawn Henderson, MBA, dental practice manager for Mission Children’s Hospital. “This sets a routine and gets your child used to your involvement.” When baby teeth appear, brush your child’s […]

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