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From the desk of Dr. Pink

From the desk of Dr. Pink
Dental insights from Michael J. Pink DDS,
Senior Dental Consultant, Sun Life
Dr. Michael J. Pink
Kids heading back to school? Make sure their teeth are ready. Did you know that dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year? Whether your child is picking out...
Smart nutrition – an overview of healthy eating/drinking to avoid tooth decay. What your children eat affects not only their growth and development, but also their teeth. The normal American...
As soon as your child's first tooth comes in, they are at risk for tooth decay. Prolonged exposure to liquids containing sugar, such as juices or formula, can be harmful. There is a bacteria in the...
Dental emergencies can occur in the blink of an eye. They range from a bad toothache, a broken or knocked out tooth, or even a bit lip. Would you know what to do? We have gathered information for...
Keeping your kids active is very important. Depending on their sport of choice, there can be an increased risk for dental injuries. Many contact sports like football and boxing require mouthguards...
We can all agree it isn't easy to get kids to brush and floss. You might even wonder if it really matters when it comes to their primary or baby teeth since they aren"t permanent and will eventually...
There are many stories in the news lately about the risks of vaping or e-cigarettes to your health. But, what about your oral health? Are they as bad as cigarettes for your mouth? Although the level...
Pacifier use or thumb sucking can be very calming for young children. The natural reflex can provide them with a sense of security, safety, and help them relax. Not to mention, they can be a very...
As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused most of us to stay home to try to lower the rate of infection. We have had to hit pause on many of our normal activities - even going to the dentist...
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