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5 Free Dental Apps That Help Teach Kids Proper Dental Care

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—healthy dental habits throughout early childhood are essential for good dental hygiene. Establishing these helps put your child on the right track for a lifetime of good oral health. This is why children must be taught, in early childhood, the importance of brushing and their teeth every day. Encouraging children to practice these healthy habits can be a tough experience, but it’s worth it. Printed below are some tricks and tips...

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Dr. Lechner 9/23/2019 Comments(0)

What Are The Pros And Cons of Charcoal Toothpaste?

Charcoal is a multifaceted product that has been taking the health industry by storm. It can be found in a multitude of beauty products such as lotions, soaps, face masks, toothpaste, and even cosmetics. Activated charcoal is typically made up of petroleum coke, olive pits, coconut shells, peat, sawdust, or bone char. Charcoal is produced with temperatures as high as 1,470°F that transforms its structure to enlarge the surface area by creating small pores which then function as magnets to d...

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Dr. Daryl Lechner 9/9/2019 Comments(0)

Is Thumb-Sucking Dangerous?

Thumb-sucking is a normal behavior for young children. It is a reflex that calms them and causes them to feel more secure, and it could even help them sleep. But, if it continues for too long, the habit can cause numerous dental problems. As adult teeth are taking the place of the primary teeth, thumb-sucking can disrupt the general growth of the mouth, including teeth-alignment. It can also cause unhealthy changes in the roof of the mouth. Most children cease sucking their thumbs at the point a...

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Lechner Dental Group 8/23/2019 Comments(0)

Comparing Manual and Electric Toothbrushes

In the last few years, you may have noticed an increase in the popularity of electric toothbrushes. However, are they really better at cleaning your teeth than a traditional toothbrush? Dentists and researchers agree that a traditional brush can provide the very same cleanliness that an electric toothbrush can ; however, the ease of the electric toothbrush is the real divider in this dispute. When using a manual brush, attentiveness is key. Brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day is cru...

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What Are Sealants?

The most effective method of fighting cavities is to brush and floss regularly, but, occasionally, it can be tough to clean the whole surface of your teeth. This is particularly true in the case of our molars, which reside in the deep depths of our mouths and act as a haven for bacteria and leftover food. Luckily, Dr. Lechner offers sealants , which are thin, plastic coatings that are attached to your teeth where they prevent cavities and thwart early stages of decay. When leftover food meets th...

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Lechner Dental Group 7/23/2019 Comments(0)

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