Posts Categorized: Dental Nutrition

How Your Morning Habits Can Affect Your Smile

Most people have a ritual they stick to at the start of their day. You can take time to dress for work, enjoy a breakfast, and – hopefully – make time to clean your teeth before you walk out the door. What you might not realize is that your oral care practices are not the… Read more »

A Thanksgiving Quiz For You!

The holidays are upon us! How exciting! But when it comes to your dental health they can be a bit worrisome, too. During the holidays, we are exposed to all sorts of delicious foods, many of them sweet treats! If you are wondering how much you should indulge and what to indulge in, take our… Read more »

Healthy Snacks For Your Child’s Teeth

School is in session, and even when it’s not, children love to snack. Oftentimes, it is easier to toss them a bite-sized Snickers bar than it is to cut up veggies. However, not only should you consider the overall health benefits of specific snacks for your children, you should also think about what those snacks… Read more »

Is it Possible to Prevent Dental Problems? Part Two

You know you want a healthy smile. You may even have taken steps to make that happen. Scheduling checkups is one essential way you can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. But are there other ways you can prevent common problems, like dental cavities, leading to a healthier smile? There are several things you… Read more »

Trick or Treat or Something Else That’s Neat?

October is prime time for all kinds of sweet treats, from prizes at fall fairs to Halloween loot. But health-conscious parents, you don’t have to fill your neighborhood trick-or-treaters’ pumpkins and pales with teeth-rotting sugar. Instead, consider a slew of dentist-approved alternatives to traditional candy treats, ones that are just as fun and a lot… Read more »

Do You Dare? What Your Dentist Wants You to Know

Everyone has a favorite indulgence, whether it’s mint chocolate chip ice cream, a bag of potato chips or a juicy steak. But most people think their dietary choices only affect their waistline. Dentists want you to realize the impact what you eat has on your teeth, as well. For better or worse, the choices you… Read more »

Could Holiday Sweets Cause a Dental Emergency?

The holiday season can be rough on waistlines and wallets, but what about your teeth? While there is nothing wrong with the occasional indulgence in holiday favorites, it is best to enjoy these treats in moderation. The stakes? Try tooth decay, broken teeth, and loose fillings. Here are a few of the most common culprits… Read more »

Attack of the Acids! Understanding Enamel Erosion, Pt. 1

It is no secret that drinking soda subjects your teeth to an unhealthy amount of sugar and acid, but not everyone realizes that many “healthy” foods can harm tooth enamel, too. When acid from our food or drinks comes into contact with tooth enamel, it gradually wears away this protective layer. As a result, you… Read more »

Could Popping Your Gum Cause a Popping Jaw?

We often recommend chewing gum as a means of cleansing your mouth and freshening your breath. While this practice is acceptable on occasion, chewing gum too often could have surprising effects on your overall health. Before you chomp down on that third or fourth stick of gum, consider the possible consequences.