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Best Brushing Apps for Kids!

The Best Brushing Apps for Kids!
It's important to make brushing FUN, especially for kid's. With today's technology it's EASIER than ever. We'd like to give you some guidance on how to make your children's dental health even healthier!Let's be realistic. Many times it's a struggle to get a toothbrush IN your kid's mouth, and IF you can, it's even MORE difficult to get them to brush for two WHOLE minutes, TWICE a day. So, why not make it fun by letting them use their IPAD or tablet DURING brushing time?!?!Here are some of the best brushing apps for kids we've compiled for you!All you need to do is click on the link or links below, download them onto their electronic device and encourage them to use their apps during each brushing session.  It WILL help them brush a little better and a little longer, so here you go!
Best Brushing Apps for Kids!

Disney Magic Timer

Brush DJ

Aquafresh Brush Time

Brusheez Tooth Brushing Timer

As always, please feel free …

You Are What You Eat

Advance Dental - Dr. Ronald Stangebye

Nutrition and Oral Health: You are What You Eat If you’ve ever heard the expression, “you are what you eat,” there may be more truth to that than you think. Our mouth is a tool that keeps the machine, also known as our body, strong. In order to keep the mouth healthy, you need to give it what it needs, not what it craves, no matter how badly you want to reach for that slice of pizza. Eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods from each of the five food groups, promotes healthy teeth and gums, while strengthening our immune system in the process. A balanced, well-rounded diet will also protect the teeth from decay and keep your dental health as well as your physical health in optimal shape.

Diet and Oral-Systemic Connection Foods that contain sugars of any kind contribute to tooth decay. Though almost all foods contain sugar, it’s important to avoid added sugars that are found in sports drinks, candy, and cookies. If foods don’t contain any nutritional …

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know an estimated 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States each year? That accounts for nearly 2.9% of all cancers!
Your dentist or dental hygienist is in the best position to detect oral cancer during your routine examinations.
At each routine examination you are given an oral cancer screening in our office. We are looking for anything abnormal that should not be present in your mouth. This could be a lump, lesions, red or white spots, sores or areas that bleed easily. If there is an area of concern, the rule of thumb is, if it does not resolve in about a two week time period it should be considered suspect and worthy of further examination or referral for biopsy. 
Early detection is essential to more successful treatment outcomes. 
It is important to be aware of your own body and be able to recognize any changes. Please let Dr. Stangebye know if you have any areas of concern in your mouth or notice something new or dif…