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During this busy time, many people forget about the importance of taking care of their children’s dental needs. But the start of the new school year is a great time to revamp your oral care habits and prioritize a healthy mouth. Here are three tips you can do today to get your children (and their teeth) ready for the school year.
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Did you know that your baby is born with all 20 primary teeth? They’re just nestled below the gumline until your child is about 6 months old. The teeth begin to come through between 6 to 12 months, and most children have their full set of teeth by the time they are 3 years old. This can be an uncomfortable time for your baby, but there are several things you can do to help alleviate your baby’s pain.
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Gum disease, or periodontitis, is an infection of the gums that can lead to the destruction of bones that support your teeth. Periodontitis is sneaky and, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. However, it is largely preventable and treatable! You just need to know what to look out for so that you can address it before it does too much damage.
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Accidents happen. That might just be the first lesson we all learn. That and “it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” These principles apply to many situations that lead to a chipped or broken tooth. In many cases, it’s purely an accident with an outcome you never saw coming. But at Anderson & Atkins Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand that accidents happen. We don’t judge our patients. We help them! So don’t let embarrassment prevent you from calling us when something ha...
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The lingering pain from a tight jaw often causes discomfort in other parts of your body like your head, neck, ears, teeth, or face. The pain may also oscillate between throbbing, aching, or severe. Typically, a tight jaw is a culprit of a jaw joint that suddenly locks, clicking noises in your jaw, or a limited range of motion when you try to open your mouth. Tightness in your jaw is not something you should ignore. In many cases, there are at-home remedies to reduce the pain and preventative mea...
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Do you ever wonder if you have bad breath? Are you self-conscious because you know your breath isn’t as fresh as it should be? Here are 8 things you can do to keep your breath fresh and your mouth clean.
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You’ve made your list and checked it twice. You’ve thought of everyone and chosen the perfect gift for your friends, family, and coworkers. But what about yourself? Maybe you’ve snagged your favorite chocolate bar to stow in your stocking, but we’re here to give you a few gift ideas for your teeth. That’s right, your teeth! They are often overlooked but very important to your overall health, so why not remember them this Christmas? Your gift to your teeth includes foods to avoid and foods t...
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Halloween is a fun holiday that many kids look forward to! Who doesn’t love a day devoted to fun costumes and sweet treats? But, like all good things, there is such a thing as too much. Too much sugar intake can be harmful to your child’s teeth and increase their risk of cavities. Here are a few strategies you can implement this year to make Halloween both fun and safe!
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Something went wrong, and it’s Saturday morning during Covid-19 restrictions. You want to be respectful to the people who truly need a dental appointment, but you feel like your teeth need medical attention. How do you know what constitutes a dental emergency? If you’re living in the Bryan-College Station area and wonder if the pain or discomfort you feel is considered a dental emergency, Anderson and Atkins DDS is here to help. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help you decide if yo...
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If you’ve ever wondered, “Should I use mouthwash?” The short answer is, “Yes!” Mouthwash is an excellent addition to your oral care routine. But using an oral rinse should never replace brushing your teeth or flossing. Think of mouthwash as a dessert, not an entree. There are many benefits to using mouthwash as long as you use it the right way. We’ll answer all your mouthwash questions so you can clean your teeth and gums effectively.
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