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Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

We all know that smoking can cause oral cancer.  But, what are some of the other causes that can put you at risk?  April is oral cancer awareness month and  Edwards Family Dental wants you to know if you are at risk. Did you know that smoking while drinking alcohol increases your risk?  Did you know that poor diet has…

One Day Crown Visit

Don’t let this be your experience! We offer one day crown visits.  No temporary.  No two weeks of waiting. #DavidLetterman #DentalHumor #SmileBig https://www.edwardsfamilydental.com/treatments/dental-crowns/

Why is a healthy diet important for my oral health?

Every time you eat or drink anything sugary, your teeth are under acid attack for up to one hour.    The sugar in foods and drinks react with the bacteria in plaque and produce harmful acids that affect your teeth.  The acid wears away the enamel, and will leave the dentin uncovered. This is called ‘dental erosion’ and can leave teeth very…

Tips to Prevent Cavities on Your Child’s Teeth

Most parents know that brushing their kids teeth twice a day is important for dental health.   Most also know that going to the dentist twice a year is important.    But, here are a few things parents may not know: Cavities are on the Rise! According to the Center for Disease control almost half of children ages 2-11 have cavities on their baby…

Are you at Risk for Cavities?

We have recently seen an increase in decay in all ages especially young children.   There are many things that put a person at risk for cavities.  Some of them include: previous cavities dry mouth sugary drinks throughout the day snacking on sticky or sugary foods poor oral hygiene change in medication sipping on coffee throughout the day drinking soda…

February is Dental Health Month!

Here is a great tooth brushing chart to try with your kids! It’s fun to turn tooth brushing into challenge. There can be a prize for filling the whole chart! Kids also like to use stickers to fill the chart instead of a simple check mark. Have fun giving it a try! Its also a great to discuss with your…

Fluoride for Babies?

The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its guidelines for fluoride for children.   They now recommend using fluoride toothpaste beginning with tooth eruption. Here are their recommendations: Fluoride toothpaste is recommended for children starting at tooth eruption, regardless of caries risk. A smear (the size of a grain of rice) of fluoride toothpaste should be used up to age 3. …

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