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Jan 17, 2017, 8:54 PM
Many of us set New Year’s resolutions, but it’s been found that only 8% of people are actually successful in reaching their goals. Why do we have such a difficult time keeping resolutions and how can we increase the odds of…
Dec 21, 2016, 8:22 PM
The Internet is full of amazing information and facts regarding your dental health, much of it accurate and helpful. However, the Internet also has a lot of information that hasn’t been scientifically proven. By buying into…
Dec 16, 2016, 10:10 PM
It’s almost time for our stockings to be hung by the chimney with care, but have you every wondered where this strange tradition came from? It’s difficult to imagine why we would ever ask Santa Claus to put treats in socks.
Nov 28, 2016, 10:14 PM
The importance of flossing is often underestimated. Many people who are diligent brushers will neglect flossing or dismiss it as being not quite as important as brushing. This is not the case! Flossing is the only way to…
Nov 17, 2016, 10:13 PM
Thanksgiving is a great time to take stock of all that you have and express gratitude for these things. However, new research is showing that being thankful can positively impact your health in a number of ways, leading us to…
Oct 28, 2016, 10:12 PM
We here at Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics love Halloween; from the pumpkin decorating to adorable costumes and delicious treats! But it may surprise you to know that the Halloween traditions we celebrate today…
Oct 14, 2016, 10:12 PM
Tooth sensitivity can be painful and can interfere with your child’s life. Teeth can be sensitive to sugary foods, hot or cold temperatures or even to air touching the teeth when your child breathes. This can negatively…
Sep 22, 2016, 10:11 PM
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, people who bite their nails as a nervous habit or clench their teeth when anxious or stressed are at a higher risk for bruxism (the grinding or clenching of teeth). Nail biting…
Sep 15, 2016, 10:10 PM
It’s always important to bring your child in for a routine dental cleaning and exam. However, back-to-school checkups are vital to keeping cavities at bay. Dental cavities and other problems cause children to miss around 50…
Aug 25, 2016, 10:10 PM
Thumb sucking is a natural reflex for babies and they feel comfort, relaxation and security when sucking their thumb. But while it’s ok and even natural for infants to suck their thumbs, once the child gets too old this habit…