Posts Tagged ‘oral health’

Flossing has been in the news a lot as of recently. Several agencies have come out and stated that flossing is not important. The American Dental Association and several other US Agencies have said this not the case for great oral health. These organizations encourage flossing daily as inter-dental cleaners help address areas that cannot be reached with a regular toothbrush. Please read the following rebuttal from the ADA. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions you may have.


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As we all scroll through facebook, we see new information about various diets or lifestyle changes people are promoting. These diets can include raw foods, low-carb, juicing, etc. One does wonder how some of this affects the oral cavity. An article written in the Dallas Morning News addresses a lot of your questions. Follow the link here to find out more: How fad diets and faulty nutrition can spell dental doom

Be sure to discuss any diet changes with your oral health provider and come in regularly for dental cleanings and exams.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Something fun to read for valentine’s Day. 


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How does Soda effect the body

Have you wondered how soda effects your body? Check this infographic about what a sip of soda can do to your overall health. It can impact your cardiovascular health, your kidney health, your oral health and much more.

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We all know that junk food and sugary foods are bad, but this article on http://www.sciencedaily.com explains how consumption of junk food can lead to an increased for premature heart disease. The full article can be viewed at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131202105301.htm

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The Mouth-Body Connection

As a dental team, we stress the importance of oral health to overall health. In this article released by Oral Health America, it explains how loss of teeth can effect people in the future. It effects how people are able to consume food, speak, and express emotion. Remember to visit your dentist regularly to have your teeth and dentures cleaned and checked.


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Pregnancy and Oral Health

While you are pregnant, it is important to visit the dentist regularly. Some pregnant patients may come in once every three months during their pregnancy. This article talks about how a pregnant patient with Periodontal (gum) disease can have increased risk during pregnancy.

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According to USA Today, the first thing people notice is your smile. Make sure you keep up with your oral health by visiting your dentist regularly. It is recommended that people see a dentist at least twice a year and for some, it may be more frequently.

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Yogurt, not just a delicious snack!

Did you know that yogurt is not only good for your digestive tract, but has benefits for your oral health as well?  According to the Journal of Periodontology (2008), studies show that eating yogurt on a daily basis can lower your risk for tooth loss and gum disease.  The probiotics in this dairy treat help to promote proper pH balance of the environment of your mouth. Cavities thrive in an acidic environment; therefore, maintaining a well balanced pH is helpful in preventing decay.  Yogurt’s not only has a high calcium content that helps to strengthen the enamel of your teeth, but also has neutralizing qualities that lessen odor causing compounds of bad breath.

The next time you are craving a sweet snack, try a yogurt instead!

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