The Sun Valley Pediatric Dentistry Blog

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Is Tooth Decay Genetic?

When it comes to the concept of genetic disposition to conditions, the jury’s still out on how important it is in regards to your oral health. Some studies have suggested that tooth decay can be the result of a combination of factors, including genetics and dental hygiene habits. There are a few reasons why genetics… Read more

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DIY Teething Remedies

Teething is not a fun stage of life, for either the parent or the child. Nevertheless, it is an unavoidable phase of growing up. Usually, teething will begin around the ages of 4 and 7 months, but can begin as early as 3 months or as late as a year old. Teething is simply the… Read more

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Is Fruit Juice Actually Worse for Teeth Than Soda?

While fruit juice is often perceived as a healthy beverage full of vitamins that are great for your body, what is often left out is the fact that they can also be full of sugar. In some cases, fruit juice can contain as much sugar and calories as a soda. Here’s a deeper look at… Read more

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Top 5 Books for Teaching Children About Dental Care

One of the best ways to teach important lessons to your kids about the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums is by telling stories and reading books to them that highlight great oral care. Not only do the stories show them how to brush properly, but they can even help your children… Read more

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What Eating Your Vegetables Does for Your Teeth

We’ve heard it since we were children that eating vegetables is crucial for maintaining our overall health, but they also do great things for our teeth and gums. Here’s a look at some of the best veggies for maintaining your dental health and what they do for your pearly whites. Cucumbers Cucumbers are a very… Read more