Why Do We Lose Our Baby Teeth?

Losing our baby teeth is an important milestone in any child’s development. Teeth are an integral part of our development whether we realize it or not. Our teeth are needed not only for chewing but also for speaking. They are also necessary for the growth and development of our face and jaws. They are also…

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Sugars And Tooth Decay

Diet plays a big role in the maintenance of our teeth and gums. Many people are unaware of what foods are bad for our dental health. Did you know that carbohydrates are really just sugars in disguise? Luckily, our oral bacteria is unable to properly break down complex carbohydrates. However, simple sugars (monosaccharides) and links…

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Eating Disorders And Your Teeth

For many people, eating disorders are part of every day life. These  abnormal eating habits may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual’s physical and psychological health. The resulting effects of the dietary issues involved directly and indirectly relate to oral health problems. Common Types Of Eating Disorders –Anorexia Nervosa (commonly called,  “anorexia”)…

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Back To School – Healthy Lunches

Back to school for kids is always a nervous and exciting time for children and parents alike. What teacher will they get? Will their friends be in the in class with them? One often overlooked item is school lunch and their associated snacks. Most schools these days have certain policies of trying to be more…

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Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Just about everyone will grind their teeth from time to time. Grinding of your teeth (bruxism is the medical term for this) on rare occasions generally does not cause any harm. But when teeth grinding and clenching occurs on a regular basis damage can occur to the teeth, surrounding tissues, and other oral health complications can present themselves. What is…

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Fight Back Against Halitosis

Halitosis is the medical term used to define bad breath. The word halitosis was first introduced to the world in the 1870’s but made popular in the 1920’s by the Listerine company. The correct scientific term for bad breath is oral malodor. Halitosis can be a very embarrassing problem to have. Americans spend approximately $500 million attempting to treat halitosis…

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Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes affects almost 26 million people in the United States and is a growing problem due to the obesity epidemic.  The relationship between a person’s oral health and his/her diabetes is of utmost concern to health care professionals but especially dentists. Patients with Diabetes have an increased risk of oral health issues due to poorly controlled blood sugars.…

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Proper Way To Brush For A Healthy Smile!

For most of us brushing our teeth is a mundane routine part of the day. Brushing is a foundation for maintaining good oral hygiene. But, how many of us brush our teeth the right way? We generally learn how to brush our teeth from our parents. However, parents are often misinformed on the proper method…

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