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Preventing Infant Tooth Decay

Preventing infant tooth decay Do you think baby teeth are temporary, and therefore not important? Think again. Baby teeth are necessary for chewing, speaking, and smiling. They also serve as placeholders for the adult teeth. If baby teeth are infected … Continue reading

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Don’t Share Your Cavities!

  What can cause infant tooth decay? According to a 2008 study in Pediatric Dentistry, primarily mothers, or anyone who kisses an infant with active tooth decay could pass cavities to the infant.  Only people with active tooth decay can transfer the … Continue reading

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6 Things Everyone Should Know About Cavities

1. A cavity starts with a tiny hole A dental cavity starts as tiny hole in the enamel of your tooth. Enamel is the hardest substance in your body.  Bacteria in your mouth attack the enamel on your teeth, and … 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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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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