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Christmas ornament
Dec 16, 2016, 9:00 PM
Many of us are already hanging our stockings by the chimney with care, but have you ever wondered why exactly we do this? It’s a fun tradition, but a pretty strange one. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where we would ask our…
Child in pain
Nov 30, 2016, 9:04 PM
Dental fluorosis is the result of teeth coming into contact with excessive amounts of fluoride, usually in young children. Fluorosis is not a disease, but rather a cosmetic condition suffered by children between the ages of…
Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 17, 2016, 9:07 PM
Chaos and stress are a normal part of holiday travel! You’ll be dealing with highway traffic, long airport lines, and crowded trains or busses. While a little bit of travel-related stress is unavoidable during the holiday…
Trick-or-treaters
Oct 28, 2016, 9:10 PM
It’s that time of year again, when little ghosts and goblins will traipse around the neighborhood in search of candy! Here at Meadows Family Dental, we love celebrating Halloween – From the decorations and costumes to the fun…
Diabetic test
Oct 14, 2016, 9:13 PM
Diabetes is a disease on the rise, currently affecting around 30 million Americans. There are many diseases and disorders that accompany diabetes, including heart disease, stroke, and certain kidney disorders. However, it’s…
Woman breaking a cigarette
Sep 22, 2016, 9:15 PM
It’s well known that tobacco use causes a host of health problems ranging from heart disease and diabetes to throat, lung, and oral cancer. However, secondhand smoke has also been linked to heart and lung problems. Young…
4 children at school
Sep 15, 2016, 9:18 PM
Back-to-school season is among us! This means many excited parents and reluctant children are participating in the usual back-to-school routine – new school clothes, school supplies, and packing a backpack!
Teeth whitening before after
Aug 25, 2016, 9:22 PM
A beautiful, white smile is everyone’s ultimate dental goal! But it’s more difficult to keep your teeth white than you might think. With foods and drinks like coffee, wine, soda, smoking, and sugar that can stain our teeth,…
Baby sucking thumb
Aug 15, 2016, 9:24 PM
Because the sucking reflex is such a natural and instinctive baby habit, thumb sucking is a rite of passage for many children. Babies feel comfort, relaxation, and security when sucking a thumb or a pacifier.
Man with pain in mouth
Jul 25, 2016, 9:26 PM
Cracked tooth syndrome occurs when certain teeth have cracks in them that are too small to be seen on an X-Ray. Occasionally the cracks will extend below the gum line. Cracked tooth syndrome is seen most often in the lower…
Woman brushing teeth in mirror
Jul 15, 2016, 9:29 PM
It’s finally summer! For many families, this means heading out for some fun in the sun at your favorite vacation spot. Here at Meadows Family Dentistry, we want to remind you that just because you’re taking a vacation, that…
Jun 28, 2016, 9:31 PM
July has finally arrived, which marks the day of our nation’s independence! The Fourth of July is a holiday celebrated with BBQ’s, pool parties, and fireworks but here at Meadows Family Dental, it got us thinking about what…
Baby with toothbrush
Jun 21, 2016, 9:33 PM
The arrival of new teeth is a big deal for most parents! It means new foods can be introduced and baby is hitting all of his or her milestones. As your child gets older, and these baby teeth begin to fall out, there will be…
Toothpaste
May 31, 2016, 9:38 PM
In the last few years, a new trend has begun to emerge in personal healthcare products. Small plastic beads, sometimes referred to as ‘microbeads,’ are being added to products and many people are unaware that the beads are…
Woman mouth smiling
May 16, 2016, 9:40 PM
Gum recession is what happens when your gum tissue begins to pull up and away from the teeth. It can have all sorts of problems with your smile, although most people are mainly concerned with the way it makes their smile…