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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 1, 2019

Since 1981, February has been recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) as National Children’s Dental Health Month. The goal is to emphasize to both parents and children the importance of being passionate about children’s dental health.

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Last Modified: 02/01/2019 8:42:42 am MST

Dental Anxiety – Easing Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

January 14, 2019

It’s perfectly normal to have fears, especially for children. But what can a parent do when their child is afraid of the dentist?  Also called dental phobia or dental anxiety, a trip to the children’s dentist can be one of the more difficult parental chores. 

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Last Modified: 01/14/2019 2:27:48 pm MST

Christmas Gifts for a Full Year of Healthy Smiles

December 13, 2018

Never mind the candy canes, fruitcake and eggnog. This is the year of Christmas gift ideas with dental health in mind. Dakota Family Dentistry, your Huron dentist, says think tech toothbrushes and whitening treatments. Ho Ho’s to our favorite Christmas gift ideas for a healthy smile!

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Last Modified: 12/13/2018 11:01:23 am MST

Make Dental Health Part of Your New Year’s Resolution

December 13, 2018

We wish everyone a very Happy New Year filled with healthy smiles and ever-better dental health.  Festivities, feasting, and fun are on the minds of everyone.  We think about the best of 2018; we think about what we could have done better, including improving our health habits. We at Dakota Family Dentistry say it’s never too late to get on the right path with healthy resolutions for the best dental health ever!  To get you started, here are some easy-to-stick-to New Year’s resolutions for a forever healthy smile:

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Last Modified: 12/13/2018 9:19:57 am MST

How to Avoid Cavities during the Holiday Season

November 19, 2018

Whoever thinks about how to avoid cavities during the holidays? Oh sure, you’re brushing and flossing but, oh...those seasonal treats! Who thinks about maintain a healthy mouth? Your Huron dentist, that’s who!

The holidays are nearly here, and with them come a variety of delights that you’ve been anticipating all year. Your taste buds are going crazy in anticipation. In the meantime, your teeth and gums are hiding in the dark, waiting for the disaster.

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Last Modified: 11/19/2018 5:06:01 pm MST

Fighting Monsters - Good and Bad Halloween Candy and how to keep cavities away

October 12, 2018

Stores are jumping.
Adrenalin’s pumping.
Hearts are thumping.
Halloween is here...

...And parents are thinking about costumes, parties and safety as they prepare for another year of tricks and treats. You probably oversee the house-to-house march and keep a careful eye on the candy bags. But did you know that you and your family dentist can actually guide your kids to healthy candy?

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Last Modified: 10/12/2018 1:18:24 pm MDT

Fluoride Benefits - Great for Children AND Adults

October 10, 2018

Decades of research can’t be wrong – we all know that fluoride treatments begun at an early age go a long way towards lifelong oral health.  But should it stop when we reach adulthood?  Read on to learn the facts about this powerful mineral.

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Last Modified: 10/10/2018 2:59:27 pm MDT

Oral Cancer Screenings – another reason to keep regular dentist appointments

September 12, 2018

According to the Mayo Clinic, nearly 42,000 men and women in the United States are diagnosed with throat and oral cancer every year. What is even more shocking is that the five-year survival rate is just over 64 percent. However, with regular cancer screenings your dentist may be able to catch oral cancer early enough for treatment.

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Last Modified: 09/12/2018 11:03:05 am MDT

Class is in Session – Teaching good dental habits to your kids

September 12, 2018

As children age, a bright white smile gives them confidence with a healthy smile. It’s important for parents to implement kids dental care procedures when children are too young to care for their own teeth. Later, parents and pediatric dentists can focus on teaching dental health habits that kids can do by themselves. As they mature, they can practice these dental tips to insure children’s oral health.

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Last Modified: 09/12/2018 11:03:45 am MDT

Back to School Dental Tips

August 27, 2018

It's that time of year again–summer is winding down and the beginning of a new school year is close at hand. Registration, a new wardrobe, school supplies, and new shoes are just a few of the many items needed. One need that is often neglected on the Back to School Checklist – your kid’s dental health check-up.

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Last Modified: 08/27/2018 2:28:55 pm MDT

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