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Tips & Tricks for Halloween

All kids want to get loads of Halloween candy when out trick-or-treating but as a parent, you know that eating too much candy is not good for your child. Reamer Family Dentistry would like to remind parents at this time of the year that Halloween is a good time to teach your kids good oral health habits without depriving them of their Halloween goodies. Here are a few top tips and “tricks” you can try this Halloween season to ensure that your child has healthy teeth now and in the future.

Allow Your Kids to Enjoy their Treats in Moderation

Halloween is the one holiday out of the whole year that is ...

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Autumn Super Foods For Oral Health

Autumn is the perfect time to switch our wardrobe and our pantry items. These fall super foods support healthy teeth and gums!  Put away those sugary sweets and get ready to enjoy the best super foods of the fall season!

 Aw, Nuts!

There’s nothing like the delicious aroma of roasted nuts to make you want to jump into a pile of freshly raked leaves. But did you know how nutritious a handful of those toasted treats are for you? Nuts are loaded with good fats, which make them a fantastic and healthy snack to tide you through the afternoon. Almonds are packed with calcium to build strong teeth and some studies show cashews ...

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Do I Really Need a Night Guard

Many people clench or grind their teeth to the point of destructiveness. Most people are completely unaware that they do it, because often they do it while they sleep. Partially because patients don’t know they grind their teeth and also because the thought of wearing a night guard is pretty unappealing, I often get asked, “Do I really need a night guard?”

 

After all, night guards are not the sexiest thing in the world. If you want a good laugh about it, just check out when Tina Fey in the film “Date Night” is asked by her husband, played by actor Steve Carell, if the evening might include some intimacy… and ...

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Summer Oral Hygiene Tips

Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay:  

Stay on a routine 

Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks show, resist the temptation to skip brushing before a late bedtime—or let it slide when they sleep in the next morning. “Don’t forget about your smile over the summer,” says ADA pediatric dentist Dr. Mary Hayes. “It’s important for families to consistently brush and floss, which keeps kids on track for healthy back-to-school dental visits.” 

No matter how eventful the upcoming months become, ...

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Women's Overall Health & Oral Health

Is There a Link Between My Oral Health and My Overall Health?
The Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health states that good oral health is essential to good general health. And specifically for women, a growing body of research has linked gum disease to a variety of health problems that affect women. Because gum disease is a bacterial infection, it can enter the bloodstream and may be a factor in causing other health complications:

  • Heart disease: People with gum disease may be more at risk for heart disease and have nearly twice the risk of having a fatal heart attack. Heart disease is also the number one killer of American women.1
  • Stroke: ...

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