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The Impact of Fluoride on Dental Health
09/14/2016
Regulatory bodies that monitor our health and safety agree that the use of fluoride is beneficial for our population. Fluoride has been proven to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce the incidence of decay. Many natural water sources and foods contain fluoride but usually at lower levels than the therapeutic dose.
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"Dental Home"
08/09/2016
You may or may not have heard the term prior to reading this month's blog. Essentially, it is the equivalent in dentistry of a primary care physician's office. The doctor that you see regularly to maintain health, diagnose/treat injury or disease, and make appropriate referrals when indicated.
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Hidden Sugar In Your Favorite Foods
07/26/2016
Ask anyone what causes tooth decay and they will likely say sugar. Additionally, the general assumption is that avoiding high sugar items like candies and sodas is the simple solution. However, it is actually the bacteria, s. mutans, which thrive on sugars that cause tooth decay. Their nutrient supply includes any fermentable cardohydrate.
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Why Is Gum Care Important?
06/22/2016
Brushing daily is common practice for most people as a part of their personal hygiene routine to maintain overall health. Surprisingly, the majority of people report that they do not floss as regularly as they know they should. So why are people willing to take the time to brush but not to floss?
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Tooth Fairy Tales and Traditions
05/11/2016
That first loose tooth is an exciting milestone for kids everywhere. When the first baby tooth is lost, many parents share the concept of the tooth fairy with their kids.
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Healthy Snacking
04/07/2016
School-aged children are in a constant state of physical growth and mental development. These bodily processes require energy in the form of calories consumed in foods and beverages.
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“My Child Is Afraid of the Dentist”
03/10/2016
An appointment at a dental office can cause a range of emotional responses for both adults and children. The team here at Meckler Pediatric Dentistry has the utmost concern for your child’s experience during their dental appointment. Therefore, every step in our process of care is intentional and purposeful.
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Children's Dental Health Month is Here
02/04/2016
The team at Meckler Pediatric Dentistry, your leading Albuquerque children's dental practice, would like to remind everyone that it is Children's Dental Health Month.
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Oral Hygiene New Year's Resolutions
02/01/2016
Now that we have said goodbye to the festive holiday season, it's that time of the year once again when many of us make New Year's resolutions. Some of the most common resolutions people make include eating better, getting more exercise and losing weight, which are all good resolutions to make!
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