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January 2014

Celebrating National Croissant Day with Kanye West
January 27, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
This Thursday, Jan. 30 is National Croissant Day. Join hip hop icon Kanye West in indulging!

Educating Parents to Improve Kids' Oral Health
January 16, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
730529_81831841 To improve children's oral health and keep them active in the classroom, education for parents may be the first step. From the early 1970s to the 1990s, the amount of cavities in the baby teeth of children ages 2 to 11 declined, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. However, in their latest study, that trend flipped. A small yet significant rise in tooth decay showed that 42 percent of kids have some form of cavity or dental caries. That's about 21 million American children. Education starts at home, where parents are lifelong teachers. Since day one, we learn from what our parents do, how they treat others and how they take care of themselves. You are your kids' learning models. The attitudes you maintain about oral health inspire theirs and can steer them to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Even if your kid seems to rebel against you sometimes, little Johnny or Sara will take after you more than you realize. After all, tooth decay in primary teeth has hefty implications on dental health later in life. "We do know from a number of studies that when children have tooth decay in their baby teeth, they tend to have decay later in their adult teeth," lead researcher Bruce Dye of the National Center of Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told ABC News. Encourage your children to eat nutritious meals and avoid frequent snacking. If you pack his or her lunch for school, make sure to throw in an apple, banana or some other fruit. Teach them from a young age to develop good habits for flossing and brushing. Dentists recommend that adults and kids floss once a day. Interestingly enough, it has been shown that flossing before brushing is more likely to develop into a habit. Why? Often after we finish with the toothbrush we feel like our mouths are sufficiently clean, so we postpone using the thread until tomorrow ... or sometimes next month. Always floss before brushing! <

Best and Worst Hors D'oeuvres for a Party
January 3, 2014 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
The New Year s celebrations are over, the ball dropped; you've celebrated with your family and friends. Whether or not you re already planning another party anytime soon, you pretty much know what to expect:

5 New Year's resolutions worth keeping
January 2, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Want your New Year's resolution to last? We have a trick for you.

Alligator tooth regeneration
January 1, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Alligators may hold the secret of re?-growing teeth for 2014 and beyond. 

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