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National Children’s Dental Health Month

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Children have specific dental care needs that differ from adults that are important for parents to know. Even though young infants have no visible teeth, they are there under the surface and it’s important to keep your baby’s gums healthy from the beginning. After meals, gently wipe the gums with a washcloth. Once the first baby…

The First African American Dentist

In February, we celebrate Black History Month. Among the great African American historical figures we know so well, we wanted to include Robert Tanner Freeman, the first African American dentist in the U.S. As his name suggests, Freeman was the son of slaves who earned their freedom and took this surname to proclaim it. After meeting local dentist Henry Bliss Noble as…

Can Brushing and Flossing Help Prevent Heart Disease?

February is American Heart Month. Sadly, heart disease is the number one killer of women. Did you know that there are some studies that suggest a link between oral health and heart disease? While the studies aren’t conclusive yet, many have shown that gum disease, in particular, can be associated with heart disease. The American Academy of Periodontology, for example, found that…