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February is Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Manhattan Dental Health |

  National Children’s Dental Health Month Every February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month. The aim of Children’s Dental Health Month is to raise awareness about the importance of children’s dental health. Developing good dental hygiene habits when we are kids and keeping regular visits to the dentist helps our children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth...

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3 Surprising Summer Staples That Can Damage Your Smile

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Manhattan Dental Health | 0 comments

We’ve heard it all before: Summer’s sugary treats can harm teeth. Running on a pool deck can result in dental disaster. Though they’re important, watch out for these 3 not-so-predictable pearly white pitfalls this summer:  • Garden Hoses Hose water is NOT tap water. You could be slurping a chemical cocktail. Nearly 40% of commercial hoses contain high levels of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a chemical that contains lead. Not only is it toxic to...

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The Five Best Foods for Optimal Oral Health

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Manhattan Dental Health | 0 comments

Image via You’re likely aware of the foods and drinks to stay away from if you’re trying to keep your chompers looking good: red wine and other acids can chip away at tooth enamel; sweets can lead to decay; and starchy foods, like soft breads and chips, can linger in your mouth longer than you’d like them to. But did you know that there are foods that actually promote good oral health? Although you’re already flossing and...

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5 Times You Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Manhattan Dental Health | 0 comments

Is it possible to overdo a good thing*? Like eating too many cookies or getting too much sleep, oral hygiene is no exception. Here are 5 times when brushing your teeth isn’t such a good idea. *For the record, we think brushing your teeth is a GREAT thing. 1. In the Shower We get it — morning minutes are precious. But there’s a time and place for brushing your teeth, and the shower is not it. When you rush to brush, your 2-minute routine gets...

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3 Halloween Tricks for Healthy Teeth

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Manhattan Dental Health |

What do most children want on Halloween, tricks or treats? We believe 4 out of 5 children agree…and would choose a treat over a trick any day. And all too often the overindulgence in those sweet toothy treats can lead to issues with tooth decay and gum disease. But Halloween is a great time to teach children about good dental health habits, while still allowing them to enjoy those Halloween treats. via GIPHY 3 Tricks to Maintaining...

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4 Smile Tips for National Dental Hygiene Month

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Manhattan Dental Health |

October Is National Dental Hygiene Month 2015 October brings us a few reasons to celebrate and help spread some dental health awareness – its National Dental Hygiene Month! Here are three reasons why dentists LOVE October…in addition to the month of February: October is National Dental Hygiene Month Halloween ensures job security October is also National Orthodontic Health Month According to the American Dental Hygienists’...

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