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Archive for November, 2015

Preventing Cavities with Sweet Tooth

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Brush after eating sweets

Don’t deny yourself your sweet treat. You can have your cake and eat it too. As long as you brush afterward!

The term “sweet tooth” was coined in the 1300s when people described someone with a liking for delicacies, sweet or not, as having a sweet tooth. Over time the phrase began to refer to people who enjoyed sweets after refined sugar was introduced after explorations in the tropics of Asia. Today the term is used for people who experience cravings for sweets. But what happens when these sweets turn dangerous and give you cavities? Well, we’re in luck. We can help protect you from these cavities so you can have your cake and eat it too! (more…)

Do You Have Dry Mouth?

Monday, November 16th, 2015
Do You Have Dry Mouth?

Smoking and other lifestyle choices can be one of the causes of dry mouth.

Do you feel like you have constant cotton mouth or feel like you need a drink all the time? This sensation of dry mouth can actually be damaging to your teeth and gums. Let’s take a look at what causes this dryness as well as how to get rid of it. (more…)

Dental Care at Every Age: Infant to Two-Year-Olds

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
Infant to Two-Year-Olds

Caring for your child’s teeth should begin before they even show up. Start early and get a routine down!

You may think skipping a few years of taking care of your newborn’s mouth is okay, but infant dental care is just as important as taking care of your mouth during your teen years. So before you skip brushing, let’s talk about the best way to take care of your child’s mouth from the beginning! (more…)