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Dec 17, 2015, 11:41 PM
It surprises many people to learn how common gingivitis and gum disease (also called periodontal disease) can be in younger adults and even adolescents. Gingivitis is a milder form of periodontal disease and usually serves as…
Nov 20, 2015, 11:41 PM
Juice, even when it’s 100% fruit juice, is incredibly high in sugar and is causing a cavity epidemic in America’s kids. Frequent consumption of juice, even if it’s watered down, can still cause cavities. It’s recommended that…
Nov 20, 2015, 11:40 PM
Teething isn’t fun for anyone, parents or baby! As soon as your baby starts showing signs of a new tooth coming through, you may reach for the pain relieving oral gels that have been recommended by other parents, but you may…
Oct 23, 2015, 11:39 PM
A baby sucking his thumb is possibly the cutest thing ever. Unfortunately, there is evidence that this seemingly harmless habit can cause problems for your little’s one’s mouth and teeth.
Oct 23, 2015, 11:38 PM
Halloween is the scariest time of year! Although, here at Great Outdoors Pediatric Dentistry, we’re more scared of cavities in your little one’s mouth than we are of witches and goblins!
Sep 29, 2015, 11:38 PM
Even though baby teeth are just temporary, it’s still very important to begin building a basis for good oral hygiene. You can start caring for your baby’s mouth before a tooth even erupts, by wiping the gums after feedings…
Sep 29, 2015, 11:37 PM
Did you know that 42% of children have had cavities in their baby teeth? Well-meaning parents can sometimes make mistakes regarding their children’s teeth that they might not even know they’re making! Below is a list of ways…
Aug 26, 2015, 11:37 PM
Does the idea of visiting the dentist fill you with fear? Do you put off making dental appointments because you can’t stand the thought of sitting in the chair? If so, you may be suffering from dentophobia, and if you are a…
Aug 26, 2015, 11:36 PM
Back to School season is upon us! Dr. Wilson Dover, here at Great Outdoors Pediatric Dentistry, would like to remind parents to make good decisions when packing your child’s school lunch. Too much sugar can harm your child’s…
Jul 13, 2015, 11:35 PM
It’s summer – this means fresh produce is abundant! Your teeth, gums, and tissues always depend upon a mix of vitamins and minerals to help maintain oral health, all year round. In fact, the nutrients in fruits and veggies…
Jul 13, 2015, 11:33 PM
The average American is living longer and in better health than previous generation, thanks to advances in medical technology and better access to health insurance! Life expectancy from birth is currently at an all-time high…
Jun 15, 2015, 11:32 PM
Summer is finally here! Most of us would like nothing more than to kick back and pop open a can of your favorite soda, but hear us out first! Soft drink consumption is one of the leading causes of tooth decay. The…
May 9, 2015, 11:28 PM
It's already July - the month of our nation's independence! So we thought we'd talk a little about the dental care our Founding Fathers would have received, as well as settle a few misconceptions once and for all!
Apr 29, 2015, 11:27 PM
An easy and simple step to maintaining a beautiful, white smile is to regularly change your toothbrush. This is something that is also easily forgotten, especially if the toothbrush belongs to our children.
Apr 15, 2015, 11:26 PM
Over the last century we have discovered the harmful effect sugars have on our teeth. Sugar becomes very corrosive to enamel as bacteria and saliva combine to release an acid that rapidly corrodes our teeth. Acids are what…