Category Archives: Cavity Fighting Strategies

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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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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Water Fluoridation

Water fluoridation has been a hot topic in London lately.  A number of the questions about fluoride are based on myths and misconceptions advanced by a small faction opposed to water fluoridation.  The American Dental Association has evidenced based information … Continue reading

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The Best Food and Drinks for Your Teeth

A tooth’s worst enemy, is acid – either directly contained in the food and drink, or produced by bacteria that thrive on sugar and convert it to acid. The mouth’s best friends are foods that neutralize acids, provide minerals and vitamins … Continue reading

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The 7 Worst Food and Drinks for Your Teeth

There are some obvious foods and drinks that people know are bad for their teeth – but what about the foods like bread, dried fruit and raisins?  You may be surprised! 1) Carbonated beverages & other drinks – Soft drinks are a  target of … Continue reading

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Sugar Attacks – Are You at Risk?

Do you have a weakness for sweets? If so, you are not alone.  The average Canadian eats approximately 40 kilograms of sugar each year.  While you may want to grab that chocolate bar, or that piece of cake, it is … Continue reading

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