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You can help prevent your tween or teen from using tobacco with these tips.

Plaque is a biofilm that forms inside your mouth. Bio, what!? A biofilm!

No, an oral health screening is not the same as a dental exam. Both dentists and dental hygienists can perform oral screenings.

There are actually a lot of questions when it comes to vaping. Perhaps most important: “Is vaping safe?”

This year's National Children's Dental Health Month campaign slogan is "Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile."

Instead of making a list of resolutions, consider choosing a single word to guide you through the new year. Choose just one word to focus on an idea that will guide you through the year.

Brushing without flossing is kind of like washing your hands without scrubbing between your fingers. Think of all the germs you are leaving behind!

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs when stomach contents re-enter the esophagus. This happens when the muscle between the throat and stomach relaxes,creating an opening for stomach contents to flow back into the throat.

Fluoride varnish is one of the most effective ways to prevent tooth decay and cavities. It is also very easy to apply! The varnish is simply painted on the teeth with a disposable brush -- similar to painting fingernails!

When we think of allergies, we think of sneezing, runny or stuffy noses and itchy/watery eyes. Did you know that allergies can also affect your oral health?

It’s National Nutrition Month! This March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages you to put your best fork forward! Good nutrition is a key to good oral health!

Valentine’s Day is associated with candy and sweet treats, but there are so many other ways to show someone you love them!

January is Thyroid Awareness Month!

Winter is upon us, and the cold winter air can cause major discomfort to people with dentinal hypersensitivity!

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

School is back in session! Kids need to feel great in order to do great in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities! A healthy diet should be at the core of your child’s school success plan.

The use of a mouth guard is recommended to protect the teeth, lips and cheeks from injury.

In honor of National Library Month, we are sharing a list of oral health books for children!

“Sleep bruxism” is a term used to describe clenching or grinding teeth during sleep.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and the American Dental Association wants you to join the crew of the “USS SugarSwatter” to “eliminate sugars wherever they lurk!”

The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene.