Our little patients are very important to us, as is their oral health. So, when we have a chance to talk about National Children’s Dental Health Month, we jump at the opportunity to share some simple tips kiddos can start at a very early age that will last them for a lifetime.

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emergency-dental

A dental emergency is identified as anything that requires immediate dental care. Whether it is to stop incessant bleeding, save a tooth, treat a dire infection, or decrease severe discomfort, urgent care is needed.

Some of the most common dental emergencies are pain resulting from inflammation and broken teeth.

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Have you ever been in a crowded room and been concerned that people near you might be able to smell your bad breath? Or perhaps you have been in a meeting or on a date and are self-conscious that your breath isn’t as fresh as it should be? Maybe your breath even stops you from doing some of the things you’d normally want to do, like going in for that first kiss, hugging friends and family, and generally getting close to others. We’ve all been there before, but if your bad breath is regularly causing you (and others) discomfort, then it’s important to know what’s causing it and what you can do to stop bad breath.

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mouth-guard

With school starting up again, families are getting back into the routine of classes and, for some children, extra-curricular activities like athletics. Sports are an excellent way for kids to stay fit, as well as learn valuable lessons about teamwork and discipline.

But sports also carry the possibility of impact and injury. If you have a child, and especially if you’re concerned about their oral health, one way to protect their teeth is through the use of a sports mouth guard. But is this the right choice for your family? Let’s look at some benefits.

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How Can Oral Health Impact the Rest of Your Body?

When people focus on oral health by keeping their teeth strong and gums free from disease, they assume these activities are solely benefiting their mouth. For example, you have a cavity, so the only resultant issue is a toothache, right? Not necessarily.

Human anatomy is a deeply interconnected collection of organs and systems. And what can affect one system may, in time, have consequences for other systems. Practicing good oral health is not only essential for optimal mouth function, but for maintaining the abilities of the rest of your body. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the connection between diabetes and oral health.

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oral-cancer-awareness-month

In America alone, almost 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Of those people, only a little more than half will be alive five years from now. Because of its far-reaching impact on many families worldwide, April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

During this month, oral health professionals and those affected by oral cancer of all types work hard to spread awareness and educate people on the disease, what it looks like, and the preventative steps people can take to protect themselves and their loved ones.

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