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How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

You know that daily brushing and flossing are key to good oral hygiene. But did you know your diet plays a strong role, too? Starting with the positive side, foods can have a good effect on your diet. Vegetables often require more chewing, which stimulates saliva production and helps neutralize acid in the mouth. And […]

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Healthy Foods For Healthy Smiles

Healthy Foods For Healthy Smiles

It bears repeating often—which is why we repeat it often—that flossing, brushing twice a day, and regular dental checkups are essential to good oral hygiene. Did you know your diet plays an important role, too? Check out the list below. These are regular, everyday foods that you probably already have at home. If not—do your […]

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Are dental benefits really worth the investment during the holidays?

Are dental benefits really worth the investment during the holidays?

The end of the year is literally days away, and amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and gatherings, scheduling a dentist appointment may not be at the top of your to-do list. Here’s why it should be. Two words: Dental Benefits. Did you know millions of dollars in dental benefits go unused every […]

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What Your Mom Never Told You About Holiday Treats

What Your Mom Never Told You About Holiday Treats

Be Smart About Your Smile With These Sweet Dental Tips “While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads” is a famous line from the beloved holiday poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore. You’re probably familiar with it. However, you may not be entirely familiar with the damaging acids and havoc […]

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The Link Between Holiday Weight Gain and Periodontitis Part 2: Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Research has increasingly shown a strong connection between oral health and overall health. Considering that more than 47% of adults in the U.S. have periodontal (gum) disease, the connection merits serious examination. That’s why we’re continuing to look at the link between gum disease, diabetes and diet. In part one of this series, we offered […]

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Your Holiday Diet and Diabetes: The Link Between Holiday Weight Gain and Periodontitis Part 1

The CDC reports that 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. With the holidays coming up, that’s 29 million people who need to be a lot more careful about their holiday eating. After all, they need to be careful with their diet every day of the year. People with diabetes also run a particular […]

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halloween costume ideas and your health

It’s Not Just About The Candy!

Halloween Costume Ideas and Your Health Candy is a natural concern for parents and dentists at Halloween. And you can find plenty of information here, here and here on our blog to help your kids (as well as yourself) maintain good oral health amidst the sugar-filled spoils of annual trick-or-treating. But candy isn’t the only […]

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Mouth Guards Will Keep Your Athletic Kids Smiling

Mouth Guards Will Keep Your Athletic Kids Smiling

It’s all fun and games until somebody chips a tooth. If you have kids in contact sports you may know what we mean. That’s why a mouth guard is a must for kids in sports like hockey, lacrosse, football, basketball or boxing. In fact, The American Dental Association reports the risk of injury is 1.6 […]

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What Your Child Needs Most To Succeed In Sports

Want to give your kids a leg up in sports? Make sure they fill their tummies up before they leave the house in the morning. Breakfast has legitimate bragging rights as the most important meal of the day. It increases energy, boosts the metabolism, aids concentration, increases problem-solving skills and heightens overall mental performance. To […]

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