Archive for December, 2014

A recent article published on WebMD found there is a link between tooth loss and early physical and mental decline. While this has not been definitively proven, the link could be used an early warning sign for people. It has been primarily found between those who are ages 60 years to 74 years old. Read more about it at: . Remember to schedule your regular cleaning and check up appointments.

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We all know milk is good for you but we never understood how we figured this one out. Consumption of milk goes back about 5,000 years. How did we find out people in the past drank milk? Scientist tested their dental calculus (tartar build up) for a protein that is present in milk called beta-lactoglobulin. Interesting to see how scientist can use dental tartar to understand the past. Today we understand milk is good for strong bones and great for calcium. Keep drinking that milk!

For more information read the full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141127094944.htm

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Do you know how much sugar you are having? The above chart tells you how much sugar is in some of the common drinks we have. Looks like sticking to water is the best for your teeth.

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