Category Archives: Oral Health

The Good, Bad, and Ugly!

  The Good, Bad, and Ugly! In recent years, the consumption of carbonated soft drinks and sweetened and flavored beverages have increased dramatically, and with it the prevalence of dental erosion! The acid added to drinks to balance sugar sweetness … Continue reading

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How does your toothpaste measure up?

How does your toothpaste measure up? RDA Abrasiveness: 0-70 Low 70-100 Medium 100-150 High 150-250 Regarded as harmful limit (FDA limit=200, ADA limit=250) Everyone wants brighter and whiter teeth. Many of today’s toothpaste are promoted not only for cavity prevention … Continue reading

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How Sweet it is….

  Could a sweetener, equal in taste and volume to sugar, prevent cavities? Xylitol is a sugar alcohol (similar to sorbitol or mannitol- often found in sugarless products) that has been shown to have decay-preventive qualities. Xylitol cannot be used … Continue reading

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly!

The Good, Bad, and Ugly! In recent years, the consumption of carbonated soft drinks and sweetened and flavored beverages have increased dramatically, and with it the prevalence of dental erosion! The acid added to drinks to balance sugar sweetness and … Continue reading

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HOW CAN MY ORAL HEALTH AFFECT MY OVERALL HEALTH?

The extent to which problems in your mouth can reflect or affect problems elsewhere in the body has become an issue of increasing concern. Studies have shown an association with heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and low birth weight babies to … Continue reading

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It’s not just a cleaning

Don’t underestimate your regular dental cleaning with your hygienist! This visit is important to maintain your oral health. Oral cancer screenings should be a regular part of this exam, and early detection is a critical key. Periodontal evaluations also prove … Continue reading

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Talk about change

Are there things you’d like to change about your smile? Veneers are beautiful restorations that can address a variety of cosmetic concerns: changing the color or one’s teeth for a brighter, whiter smile; closing spaces or correcting some rotations; or … Continue reading

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