Category Archives: Cavity Fighting Strategies

Lift the Lip

If your child has teeth,then you should be looking for signs of early childhood caries or tooth decay. Mother’s milk, baby formula, cow’s milk and fruit juice all contain sugar.  Bacteria in the plaque that sticks to the teeth will … Continue reading

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Why Straighten Your Teeth?

A straight smile is a wonderful asset.  If you are embarrassed by your teeth, you may not smile or laugh as often.  Many people undergo orthodontic treatment to increase their self-esteem, confidence and facial appearance.  Straightening your teeth can also … Continue reading

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6 Ways Saliva Protects Your Teeth

  6 Ways Saliva Helps You The next time you go to spit on the ground – think twice – you are wasting a valuable asset!   Luckily, the average person produces about 1.5 litres of saliva (spit) each day.  That is … Continue reading

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What’s hiding in your food & drinks?

Everyone knows that certain foods, like candy and pop, contain sugar – but just how much?While vegetables and fruits are an important part of your daily nutrition (and much better for you than desserts and junk food),  it’s important to keep … Continue reading

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What are the Worst Drinks for Your Teeth?

DOUBLE  TROUBLE FOR YOUR TEETH For years most of us have heard about the how much sugar is in soft drinks and how bad they are for our teeth.  Does that mean if we just drink “diet” sodas, that it … Continue reading

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Some Tooth-healthy Do’s and Don’ts

DON’T 1) Crunch on ice and popcorn – Teeth are tough and made to last a lifetime eating a normal diet, but they do have a breaking point. Ice is tough – tough enough that glaciers carve mountains and an iceberg … Continue reading

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XYLITOL

The average American consumes about 31 teaspoons of sugar per day, which amounts to 496 calories or 20% of their caloric intake. Humans were not designed to eat large amounts of sugar, although we do it every day. These sugary … Continue reading

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