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Why is a healthy diet important for my oral health?

Every time you eat or drink anything sugary, your teeth are under acid attack for up to one hour.    The sugar in foods and drinks react with the bacteria in plaque and produce harmful acids that affect your teeth.  The acid wears away the enamel, and will leave the dentin uncovered. This is called ‘dental erosion’ and can leave teeth very…

Celebrity Dental Makeovers!

Dentistry makes a difference!  Familiar Faces Wearing Braces A dental makeover may be easier than you think,  and  it can have a huge impact on a persons confidence and smile.   Sometimes a simple bonding or whitening procedure can make a huge difference in a person’s appearance.   If you ever considered changing your smile, talk to  your dentist to see what they can…

Tips to Prevent Cavities on Your Child’s Teeth

Most parents know that brushing their kids teeth twice a day is important for dental health.   Most also know that going to the dentist twice a year is important.    But, here are a few things parents may not know: Cavities are on the Rise! According to the Center for Disease control almost half of children ages 2-11 have cavities on their baby…

Are you at Risk for Cavities?

We have recently seen an increase in decay in all ages especially young children.   There are many things that put a person at risk for cavities.  Some of them include: previous cavities dry mouth sugary drinks throughout the day snacking on sticky or sugary foods poor oral hygiene change in medication sipping on coffee throughout the day drinking soda…

February is Dental Health Month!

Here is a great tooth brushing chart to try with your kids! It’s fun to turn tooth brushing into challenge. There can be a prize for filling the whole chart! Kids also like to use stickers to fill the chart instead of a simple check mark. Have fun giving it a try! Its also a great to discuss with your…

Things that Make You Go Hmmm…

Things that make you go hmmmm….. The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That is enough spit to fill 2 swimming pools! Sunscreen anyone? 38.5 = the total days an average American spends brushing teeth over a lifetime. 73% of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept…

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