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African Americans in Dentistry

February is a time to celebrate Black History and dental health! The first dental school in America opened on February 21, 1828. Sadly, it took an additional 39 years before African Americans were accepted to dental school . The first professionally trained African American dentist in the United States was Robert Tanner Freeman, a child [...]

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Keeping Little Teeth Healthy This Halloween

Halloween is only a few days away, for most children that means costumes, parties and bags filled with candy and sweet treats that seem to last all winter long. Halloween should be fun, and sweets can be part of that fun, but it is important for parents and caregivers to remember that moderation is the [...]

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School’s Out For Summer!

Post by Ebony Jordan, DDS School’s out for summer!!! Many children are already outdoors playing tag, swimming in the pool or enjoying the delights at the fair. Here are some ways that parents can ensure their kids enjoy summer vacation without neglecting their oral health care! Swimming Pools Research has shown that people who spent [...]

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Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

Post by Dr. Ebony Jordan Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Tooth decay (cavities) is the single most common chronic childhood disease according to the U.S. Surgeon General.  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) encourages parents and caregivers [...]

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Take Care of Your Child’s Smile!

Caring for young children’s teeth is an important part of keeping their bodies healthy—and it’s never too early to get started! Strong first or baby teeth set the stage for strong permanent teeth, and help children play, learn, and grow. That’s why HealthNet’s NEW Pediatric & Adolescent Dental Center, located in downtown Indy,  is pleased to offer [...]

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Mighty Mouth: Keeping Your Baby’s Teeth Healthy

  Caring for young children’s teeth is an important part of keeping their bodies healthy—and it’s never too early to get started! Strong first or baby teeth set the stage for strong permanent teeth, and help children play, learn, and grow. In honor of Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month, here are some tips to keep [...]

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