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Can my kiddo chew gum?

Jul 6, 2017

Picture courtesy of Mary Trombley (via The New York Times) Back in the 1930s, Wrigley Chewing Gum advertised that toddlers were ready for their first piece of gum at age 2. They would mail a free stick of gum to every American child for their 2nd birthday – how funny! The NYTimes wrote a short […]

Prenatal Oral Health

Feb 9, 2017

Check out this awesome article written by my dentist mom, Dr. Anita C. Fountain. She touches on how great oral health for your baby begins during pregnancy and before! Life on the Lakes – Oral Health in Pregnancy

More Thoughts on Floss

Dec 19, 2016

(Picture courtesy of the New York Times, Marion Fayolle) You may remember that AP article over the summer that caused many people to question, “Do I really need to floss?”  Followed by the audible *gasp* from dentists around the world who thought “What! Please don’t stop flossing!” I touched upon the topic in a previous […]

Homeopathic Teething Tablets & Gels – Do Not Use!

Nov 18, 2016

This October 2016, the FDA issued a warning against parents giving their little ones homeopathic teething tablets or gels.  This is 2 years after the FDA also banned the use of benzocaine teething gels (see previous post here). Homeopathic teething tablets and gels are distributed by CVS, Hyland’s, and other retail stores. While they do […]

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