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21.6.13

Summer Cavity Prevention With GEDC #giveaway

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With the summer months in full swing here... 
Dental Hygiene needs to still be in your mind.
I know with us, the whole system of a routine has slacked off... 
There is no getting up for school and the days are a bit lazy... 
We still take care of our hygiene... as in Broxton had a dentist appointment as soon as summer started!  

Since summer is in full effect, I wanted to share with you a few friendly tips to keep those Pearly Whites Shining!  (As well as  to offer a giveaway for one lucky reader!!!)

GEDC has been a leader in providing preventative dental care, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and specialty care for 30 years, serving the communities of their more than 200 locations. With 13 offices in Atlanta, Georgia , and 44 total offices in Georgia, GEDC is committed to making oral healthcare a little easier for Atlanta families by offering some simple tips.


•             Two minutes, two times a day - Children should brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day and floss after each brush. To encourage brushing for two minutes, find flavored toothpaste children enjoy or allow them to pick out their own toothbrush at the store.

•             Supervised brushing: For your young children, parents should try monitoring their kids as they attempt brushing so they can get used to it before taking over for them, making sure their teeth are thoroughly brushed/clean.

•             Use fluoride to combat tooth decay in two ways. Fluoride incorporates into the structure of developing teeth when it is ingested and it protects teeth when it comes in contact with the surface of the teeth. Fluoride is safe but should be used sparingly, if at all, on children under 6. Many water sources include fluoride, but also toothpaste and some supplements contain fluoride and are safe to use with children 6 and over.

•             Limit sugary sweets and soda/juices and opt for nutritious food and beverage choices this summer.  Some healthy summer “sweet” options include homemade granola bars, hummus and “ants” on a log. Healthy eating can help fight tooth decay and can also stimulate your gums and boost the production of saliva.

•             Preventive tooth sealants can be given to children as soon as their adult teeth grow in. Sealing their adult teeth can help prevent future cavities and tooth decay.

•             Bring your children along to your dentist appointments. From an early age, it’s helpful to get your children used to visiting dentist offices so that they get into the habit of going and learn the importance of twice annual visits. Also, be sure to discuss any of your children’s health concerns with the dentist (even if it’s not oral-related) since there is sometimes a connection you might not be aware of.



One lucky winner will win a great gift basket filled with items to fight cavities as well as a Smile Protection Plan.
(Must live near a GEDC location to partake in the Smile Protection Plan. )

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14 comments:

  1. There's one an hour away from us in Okemos.

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  2. Arm & Hammer's my favorite toothpaste brand, but I'll use most anything and be happy. :)

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  3. I'm pretty far in California lol

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  4. I think Colgate is probably my favorite brand.

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  5. They don't have any in our state

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  6. They don't have any in our state.

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  7. The closest one is about two hours away.

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  8. We normally use Colgate toothpaste.

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  9. We got our basket, it was great! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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