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The sucking urge provides pleasure and nourishment and is a normal part of infant development.  Because sucking is also comforting, many babies continue to suck long beyond what is nutritionally necessary.  Many babies will satisfy these ...

What causes tooth decay? A thin, sticky, colorless film of bacteria called plaque forms on your teeth.  The bacteria in the plaque produce acid that can attack tooth enamel.  When sugary food or drinks remain in the mouth after eating or ...

If your child is involved in team sports or recreational activities, mouthguards can help protect their teeth, lips, and tongue.  A beautiful smile is worth protecting! Below is a video about mouthguards from the American Dental Association. ...

The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and the Today Show aired a story about the increase of dental decay among preschool children.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, tooth decay in children ages two through five is on the ...

If your gums are tender or bleeding, chances are you have gum disease!  Gum disease is an infectious disease that starts between your tooth and gum tissue.  Bacteria live there and when too many move in, they form plaque.  Plaque and tartar ...