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Oral Health Tips

Sport Drinks and Your Teeth

Several studies have found a link between harmful tooth erosion and sipping sports drinks. Why? They contain citric acid, which causes teeth to soften and weaken. Drink them in moderation a couple times a week and wait at least 30

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Brushing After Meals

OLD RULE – BRUSH AFTER MEALS Bad idea if you’ve just had a very acidic food or drink (e.g., soda, citrus fruits, tomatoes, wine, coffee, tea). Acid weakens tooth enamel, so you may scrub it away. FRESH THINK – SWISH

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When NOT to brush your teeth

If you just eaten some grapefruit wedges or sipped a glass of orange juice, stay away from your toothbrush. Citrusy foods and beverages leave acid on your teeth. Brushing immediately after eating or drinking rubs the acid further in an

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Easy Way to get Your 5-a-day

Sipping water at meals helps you eat less – and can also encourage you to reach for veggies instead of fries. In a study in the journal Appetite, kids who drank water with their food ate 26 percent more vegetables

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Oral Health and Aging

Studies have shown that even slight infection in the oral cavity can affect heart problems and memory loss. The difference infections include periodontal disease (infection of the gum tissue) and cavities. Seeing your dentist regularly and good home care as

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Antibiotics and Pain Control

A number of my staff and myself attended a lecture presented by Dr. Robert Fazio. He presented current treatment recommendations for antibiotic’s, pain control and complications with today’s medications and medical conditions. He also elaborated on medical conditions that can

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Infection Control: Common Cold vs. Flu

Many people confuse the common cold with the flu virus. Prevention of the common cold takes little effort. Hand washing, environmental disinfectants and covering coughs/sneezes can prevent most cases. Prevention is the key because there is no vaccine for it.

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Fluoride helps prevent decay. It occurs naturally in varying amounts in water sources such as rivers, lakes and even the oceans. Fluoride is present to some extent in certain foods and beverages but the levels vary widely. To help protect

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Acid Erosion

Acid erosion is becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s dental patients. Frequent contact with dietary acid causes erosion. Acid erosion is an irreversible process where the surface of the tooth is slowly washed away. Sipping and snacking on acid containing food

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Brushing Technique

Good oral health starts with brushing! Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice daily using a soft bristle toothbrush or a Sonicare electric toothbrush. Use an ADA approved fluoride toothpaste of your choice. They all work about the

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