Sugary Drinks and Dental Health

The modern American diet is rife with sugar – especially when it comes to some of our country’s favorite beverages. Items like soda, mixed alcoholic drinks, sweetened coffees and teas, and even fruit juice contain enough sugar to harm your oral health. Sugar is dangerous to our teeth because it is bacteria’s natural source of…
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Is chewing ice really bad for your teeth?

Ice is a very hard substance; chewing on cubed or chipped ice can result in worn enamel, broken teeth, or damage to existing dental repairs. Failure to resist chewing ice may result in a visit to the dentist. Dental Problems Associated with Chewing Ice  Damage to existing repairs – Teeth that have been previously treated…
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Get a Good Start on Your New Year’s Resolution to Maintain Oral Health

Many people are not aware that there is a direct correlation between dental health and your overall health. Since the two are so closely linked, it would make good sense that taking care of one aspect of health would lead to taking care of the other. But this doesn’t always occur. A common new year’s…
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Dental Myths that Could be Damaging Your Teeth

A myth is a story that is believed by many, but may or may not be true. There are many dental myths; if you question if something is correct, ask your dentist to determine if what you’ve heard is myth or fact. Some of those dental myths include: When I floss, my gums bleed so…
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How to Keep the Treats from Playing Tricks On Your Child’s Teeth

If you don’t want your holiday season to involve your child making numerous visits to the dentist, you should take steps to prevent Halloween from becoming a nightmare for your child’s oral health. Of course, you don’t want to take away all of the fun of this holiday, but you can be smart about what…
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Can dry mouth lead to cavities?

Do you suffer with dry mouth? Did you know that persistent dry mouth could affect your oral health? In fact, those with chronic dry mouth have a higher risk of developing tooth decay and cavities. The reason dry mouth leads to cavities and gum disease is because of diminished saliva production. Saliva is nature’s way…
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Dental Myths: Only Children Get Cavities

While dental decay may seem to afflict children more than adults, the reason cavities occur is the same for all of us. Bacteria already present in the mouth literally feed off the things we consume creating acids that attack dentition by eating away at the layers that make up teeth. This action results in a…
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The Effects of Tobacco and Nicotine On Your Dental Health

Tobacco products and nicotine can have profound effects on your dental and overall health. While most people know that smoking cigarettes and cigars greatly increases their risks for developing respiratory problems, cardiac disease, and cancers, many folks may overlook the way in which smoking and using nicotine can affect oral health. If you smoke or…
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Healthy Teeth – Healthy Body: Tips to Improve Oral and Overall Health

Five minutes correctly spent every day can have a significant impact on your health. Add in the two hours each year you will need for two visits to your dentist for a teeth cleaning and dental exam and you have the prescription for great dental health. Of course, you will need to use these times…
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Caring for Your Teeth While Traveling or on the Go

Many of us travel frequently for work, and with the holidays coming up, even more people will be on the road. When we travel, we tend to slip out of our daily routines—including our oral hygiene practices. Oral hygiene is incredibly important to preventing dental diseases and maintaining healthy teeth and gums. In between visits…
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