Coffee and Doughnuts: A Disastrous Combo for Teeth?

Coffee and Doughnuts: A Disastrous Combo for Teeth?

You’re late for work, skip breakfast and during the commute, pick up a doughnut and cup of coffee and you’re on your way. This common quick-fix breakfast scenario can lengthen your time spent in the dental chair, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an...
How Does What I Eat Affect My Oral Health?

How Does What I Eat Affect My Oral Health?

You may be able to prevent two of the most common diseases of modern civilization, tooth decay (caries) and periodontal (gum) disease, simply by improving your diet. Decay results when the teeth and other hard tissues of the mouth are destroyed by acid products from...
How to Keep Your Teeth for a Lifetime

How to Keep Your Teeth for a Lifetime

It’s a common myth that senior citizens are destined to lose their teeth, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). There is no reason seniors cannot keep their teeth for a lifetime, since tooth loss is simply the result of an oral disease – not the aging...
Like Parent, Like Child: Good Oral Health Starts at Home

Like Parent, Like Child: Good Oral Health Starts at Home

Parents are a child’s first teacher in life and play a significant role in maintaining his or her overall health. Providing oral health education to mothers and families is essential to teaching children healthy habits and preventing early childhood tooth decay,...
Go the Extra Mile for a Healthy Smile

Go the Extra Mile for a Healthy Smile

For some, good oral hygiene may mean just brushing, flossing and using a germ-fighting mouthwash, but for others, that’s only the beginning of a cavity-fighting regime. In fact, many people are taking heed to an oral health care procedure more commonly associated with...
Daily Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

Daily Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

Bacteria can live in your mouth in the form of plaque, causing cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. In order to keep your mouth clean, you must practice good  oral hygiene every day.  What is plaque? Plaque is a sticky layer of...
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