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Effects of Drinking Soda on Your Teeth

Ever seen those videos where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it decay? Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different. You have your saliva to help wash away the sugar, you eat other things throughout the day, and brush at least twice a day to remove debris or plaque. Nevertheless, soda is not something we recommend you consume more often than a once-in-awhile treat. Here’s why:  Sugar  Soda has an extremely high sugar [...]

By |2019-06-04T19:32:00+00:00June 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

September is World Alzheimer’s Month & October is Dental Hygiene Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month & October is Dental Hygiene Month! The health of your mouth is important at every stage of your life.  You and your oral health care team should be focused on a plan that is customized to you, taking into consideration your age, general health conditions and oral conditions. How well you perform your dental hygiene has a direct effect on the outcome of your oral health, how long you retain our teeth and how much you spend in both time [...]

By |2018-09-15T18:10:03+00:00September 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vitamin D and How it Relates to Your Oral Health

How does Vitamin D relate to oral health? There has been a noticeable link between low vitamin D levels and higher risks of both dental caries and periodontal disease. Let’s look at each of these individually: Vitamin D: Essential vitamin for the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous.  Sunlight promotes sufficient supplementation though the skin when regularly exposed to normal amounts of sun daily.  Deficiency can lead to poor bone health, deformity and weakness.  Vitamin D has other roles in the body, including modulation [...]

By |2019-06-04T19:32:35+00:00August 5th, 2016|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

Children’s Dental Health

Focus on Children’s Dental Health Month Facts and Causes of Tooth Decay February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and we are focusing on educating parents and young patients on the importance of children’s oral health care. Tooth decay is more common in children than any other chronic childhood disease. It is: five times more common than asthma, twenty times more common than diabetes, and four times more common than early childhood obesity. Tooth decay can begin as soon as teeth begin to erupt through [...]

By |2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00January 27th, 2016|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

You think Halloween is scary…

You think Halloween is scary? Do the sugar math and weigh the health risks associated with the holiday Halloween is a popular October tradition for trick-or-treaters. What’s even more terrifying than the creepy costumes and decorations is the sugar content in these candies the children are bringing home. Did you know Americans consume far more added sugars than recommended? On average an adult consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugars daily (equaling 355 calories) when the American Heart Association recommends no more than 9 teaspoons. Kids [...]

By |2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Effects of Tobacco Products on Your Oral Health

Nothing ruins a smile like tobacco. Kicking the habit now can improve your smile and health! Tobacco use still stands as the single largest preventable cause of death in US. Even with an increase in tobacco product costs, anti-tobacco media campaigns, and smoke-free laws for public places, there is still almost 20% of the American population using tobacco products. The amount of US citizens who have died prematurely from cigarette smoking is more than 10 times that of people who have died in wars fought [...]

By |2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00June 30th, 2015|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

How is Diabetes and Oral Health Linked?

Diabetes can affect your body from head to toe, including your mouth. It may seem unlikely, but uncontrolled blood sugar can have a negative effect leading to the development of gum disease or vice versa. Adults with diabetes are twice as likely to have problems with their teeth and gums as those without. Approximately one third of those with diabetes have severe periodontal disease. The link between diabetes and oral health: Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes can be triggered by chronic low grade inflammation [...]

By |2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00November 21st, 2014|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

In observance of National Dental Hygiene month we are focusing on helping educate our patients and raise the public awareness on the benefits of good oral hygiene. We’re also excited to celebrate National Dental Hygiene month as our opportunity to share with you the wonderful services, and education our devoted hygienists can provide to you and the community.  It’s the perfect time to recognize your hygienist for the contribution and quality care they provide! The American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) recognizes four major components of [...]

By |2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00October 17th, 2014|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

What Is Xylitol and How Can It Benefit Your Oral Health?

Xylitol is a natural sweetener that comes from many different plant materials.  It is a widely used sugar substitute and in many sugar free products. Unlike sugar it doesn’t break down and thus can help keep a neutral pH level in the mouth.  Tooth decay occurs when bacteria process the sugars we eat. Foods containing ordinary sugar, feed the bacteria in our mouths giving them energy to multiply and make acids.  These acids are what weaken and demineralize enamel on teeth beginning the process that [...]

By |2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00October 5th, 2014|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Learn How Bruxism Can Affect Your Oral Health The medical term for the habit of clenching and or grinding teeth is called Bruxism.  It can have many different side effects.  Patients with this habit may or may not be aware they are bruxing.  Some patients experience pain symptoms while others do not. Diagnosis: Your dentist is able to diagnosis bruxism by assessing your: Pattern of wear on teeth Muscle tenderness to palpation Pain symptoms   What causes bruxism? We are currently uncertain what causes bruxism [...]

By |2014-09-12T07:16:10+00:00September 12th, 2014|Dentist Updates|0 Comments
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