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for brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits! Watch the video below from the ADA. Pediatric Dental Center Warren, MI Dr. Shah, Dr. O’Riordan

Bad breath is also called halitosis.  Bad breath can be cause by poor oral hygiene habits or can be a sign of other health issues.  Certain foods (such as garlic or onions) and other unhealthy lifestyle habits can also cause bad breath (such ...

Click here to see a Pediatric Guide to Children’s Oral health from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  There is great information about tooth eruption, early childhood cavities, feeding, oral habits, fluoride, tooth brushing, and ...

The normal PH of the body should be 7, which is neutral.  Water has a PH of 7.  The relationship between energy drinks, soft drinks, fruit juices, and sports drinks is a concern for the oral PH and overall health.  These drinks significantly ...

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. ...

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 ...

What is sealant? It is a white plastic (resin) material applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.  The resin bonds to the depressions and grooves in the back teeth.  The uneven surfaces of the back teeth can be difficult to keep clean ...

Your baby should never to go bed with a nursing bottle, containing milk or juice.  Clean her gums with soft cloth or gauze daily. Your child should eat a balanced diet to build strong bones, decay-resistant teeth, healthy gums. Limit your ...