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Questions to ask your dentist

Questions to ask your dentist at your next checkup Why do kids get more cavities today vs. decades ago? They're consuming sugary drinks. This is one time when your parents (grandparents) can complain legitimately: "We didn't have juice or soda. We drank water." So yes, water is beautiful, sugary juice and even worse soda is…
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What to Expect at Your Child’s 1st Dental Appointment

When to take your baby to her/his first Dental Checkup: The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggest your child's first dental visit occur within six months after the baby's first tooth appears, and no later than their first birthday.  Your first visit to Piper Dental will be informative and help…
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Most people brush their teeth wrong

Most people brush their teeth wrong. Brushing vigorously back and forth is a no-no. Going along your teeth, left to right does little to dislodge debris or remove bacteria. Instead, think less about "brushing" and more about "massaging". Moving your soft-bristled brush in little circular motions along the gum line is what you should do,…
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Recipes & Snacks for Healthy Teeth

Recipes and Snacks for Healthy Teeth Know how long it takes to practice a new habbit before it becomes, well, habitual?  60 days.  That's where friends, family & post it notes become handy.  Stock the fridge with nutritious ingredients & you're half way there. Remind yourself that eating healthy isn't just good for your physique…
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A Bright Smile is Your Best Feature: Teeth Whitening Advice, Madison WI

A healthy smile is consistently voted the most important feature of beauty (and for what it's worth, a healthy smile is a good indicator you're healthy in other ways).  Piper Dental summarizes why a good smile is your best asset and offers ways you (and your favorite Madison Wisconsin dentist) can help maintain a bright,…
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Dr. Jean Piper’s Low-Sugar Dessert Recipe

We all love recipes. We all love dessert. But no one loves a trip to the dentist because of tooth decay.  Especially children who are far more vulnerable to cavities now more than ever with so much more sugar in their diets than generations past. So, let’s talk sweet without the sugar. Below is one…
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Teeth & Mouths Provide Clues to Overall Health

We all know a trip to the dentist is necessary for maintaining oral health and hygiene. But did you know your dentist may find clues in your teeth and mouth that are indicators for other aspects of your health? Your teeth, mouth & gums can say a lot about your overall health.  In fact, many…
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Sink your Teeth into March Madness

March Madness Fun Facts : The odds of filling out a perfect bracket are one in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 Only eight teams competed in the first NCAA tournament. Only once have all four #1 seeds made the final four. UCLA has won the tournament a record 11 times. Lady Vols have been to the Big Dance every…
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