Posts Tagged ‘ cavities ’

Diabetes and Dental Disease

Diabetes is a complex disease and one area where we see the affects is in the teeth and gums. Dental disease and diabetes often go hand in hand. Diabetes and gum disease are a two-way street. Diabetes makes it more likely that you will develop gum disease and, having gum disease means it is harder… Read More »


Can Beer Making Ingredient Fight Dental Disease?

Interesting news out of Japan. Don’t get too excited, the new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, didn’t find that drinking beer was good for your oral health. What the researchers from the University of Tokyo did find was that a par of the hops that is not used in brewing… Read More »


Do You Floss Too Much?

Do you floss too much? I don’t think that question has actually ever been asked! Dentists talk about the importance of flossing. Floss removes the food particles and plaque that are trapped between the teeth and below the gums where your toothbrush can’t reach. If this gunk isn’t flossed away you end up with bad… Read More »



Make A Plan For Good Oral Health

Maintaining good oral health does a lot more than keep your smile looking pretty. Oral health problems have been linked to severe health problems ranging from heart disease to diabetes to dementia. This should be good motivation to keep your mouth in good condition. The best way to get started is to make a plan… Read More »


Resolve to Cut Down on Sugar

Want a healthier smile in 2014? Resolve to cut down on sugar in your diet and you can reduce tooth decay. Reducing sugar in your diet can be easier said, than done. This is because much of the sugar we eat is in the form of sugars added to foods by the manufacturers. We can… Read More »


Scared of Halloween Cavities?

Scared of cavities on Halloween? You don’t need to be afraid that your kids, or you, will get cavities from munching all that Trick or Treat booty!  Don’t toss all the candy and replace it with kale. Here are some suggestions for enjoying treats without causing too much damage to those little teeth: Sort the… Read More »


Sugary Cereals Damage Teeth – But Got Milk?

Drinking a glass of milk after eating a sugar filled cereal may help protect your teeth. New research into just how we can enjoy our Froot Loops, and still protect against the cavities caused by all that sugar, was published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. These types of cereals are basically refined… Read More »


Olympic Levels of Bad Oral Health

We like to think that Olympic athletes are in top physical health and that they all must have world-class health care. The truth about their oral health – not so world class! The British Journal of Sports Medicine just published a study that showed that these elite athletes had levels of oral health similar to… Read More »


A Brief History of Toothpaste

The toothpaste aisle at the store seems to keep getting bigger and more confusing. Gel or paste? Whitening or sensitive formula? With mouthwash or without? We’ve come a long way since the first commercially produced toothpaste in 1873. Toothpaste sold in jars was created in the mid-1800’s and Colgate started commercial production. This toothpaste was… Read More »