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Musical Instruments Transmit Oral Germs

Thank goodness for Spring! This winter has been a brutal season full or colds, flu, strep, pneumonia and countless other easily transmittable illnesses.  I frequently and lovingly, refer to my elementary school children as “germ infected little monsters”. Kids pass germs routinely at school, therefore, they bring them home to families. Children frequently try their […]

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February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.   La Grange Dental Associates loves kids. Help us to observe and promote Children’s Dental Health Month by […]

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Gum Disease is Linked to Memory Decline

Every year research finds more correlations between systemic health and Periodontal Disease. Recent research shows that Gum Disease is linked to memory decline. Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of cognitive disorders typically characterized by memory impairment, difficulty with language, motor activity, object recognition, and disturbance of executive function. Alzheimer’s disease usually occurs […]

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Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Perhaps your kids have been talking teeth at school this month. This is a great opportunity to discuss the importance of taking care of our teeth. Healthy food choices Making wise choices when selecting food and drink set your kids up for a lifetime of good habits. Fruit and vegetables […]

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Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding and clenching are common among both children and adults. When this occurs occasionally it is relatively harmless. If frequent clenching and grinding occur it can lead to long term problems such as gum recession, wearing and chipping teeth, headaches, facial pain and TMD.  According to current research, teeth grinding has been strongly linked to sleep apnea. […]

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Healthy Kid-Friendly Summer Snacks

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation. Keeping kids on track with good oral hygiene habits and healthy eating habits can be a challenge when our of their routine. Here are some fun ideas for healthy kid-friendly summer snacks. These apple marshmallow snacks are a fun twist on a kid favorite! You can use a […]

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