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Category Archives: Oral Care

The Best Foods for Oral Health

Posted on September 19th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger A healthy diet reaps many benefits, including excellent oral health. Often the nuisance of dealing with a cavity or two is enough to encourage kids and adults to avoid sticky, sugary sweets that cling to and eat away at strong teeth. Instead, choose healthy foods rich in calcium [...]

Creating Healthy Habits with Toddlers

Posted on August 4th, 2014

Posted by Kristin Lesney-Ruiz, Our Ordinary Life Now that our toddler is getting older she’s practically running the show. Everything is about independence and she thinks she can do it all herself! It’s important that we as parents allow her to grow and experience things on her own. Allowing our toddler to learn new things and [...]

Understanding Natural Toothpaste Labels

Posted on July 28th, 2014

Posted by Kelly Stapleton, guest blogger Reading food labels is a necessary routine for the conscious consumer. You’ve probably even looked at toothpaste labels and found a few recognizable ingredients in conventional brands. However, you’ll also see a long list of components that may or may not be helpful to keep your teeth healthy. Although the [...]

5 Natural Ways to Soothe a Teething Baby

Posted on July 27th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger When my baby was in pain from teething, I was ready to do just about anything to help. However, I wanted to stay away from commercial teething products that could be laden with chemicals. Instead, I tried some medicine-free alternatives for my teething baby, including the five listed below. Gum [...]

Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Posted on July 1st, 2014

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Bad breath is often the result of the foods you eat, but it can also occur for less obvious reasons. Knowing the cause can go a long way to helping stop the problem, and so can a number of home remedies, when used in conjunction with regular oral [...]

Use a Reward Chart for Kids to Encourage Brushing

Posted on July 1st, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Busy kids develop their own set of priorities, and brushing their teeth twice each day doesn’t usually rank very high. To encourage kids to brush without issuing continual reminders, design a reward chart for kids to set expectations and encourage healthy oral habits. A poster-sized chart is a visual [...]