Thanksgiving Food Fight

November 19th, 2018 by Ima Admin

For many of us, Thanksgiving means having family and friends around the dinner table, with pets nearby ready to scoop up scraps often before they hit the floor. It also means one of the biggest food fights of the year – and no we don’t mean during the parade or sporting event on TV. But there’s good news and bad news.

First, the bad… various bacteria have already begun their own holiday feast. Your Thanksgiving meal will enable these microbes to launch one of its biggest assaults of the year on your tooth enamel. Most cookies, pies and the like contain mountains of sugar, but it’s not the sugar itself that causes tooth decay. The microbes feast on the sugars, stick on your teeth and then churn out acid that eats away at tooth enamel.

So, What’s the good news?
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Spooky News

October 3rd, 2018 by Ima Admin

Does thinking about Halloween candy and the potential effect on your children’s teeth enough to make your spine tingle?

Don’t despair – you can be watchful over of your child’s health and still let them enjoy the special occasion.

The decay process in teeth works like this: Roughly 90 percent of all foods contain sugars or starches that enable bacteria in dental plaque to produce acids. It is this bacterial acid attack, lasting 20 minutes or more, that can lead to a loss of tooth mineral and give way to cavities.
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Which is First?

October 3rd, 2018 by Ima Admin

No, we’re NOT discussing chickens and eggs… we’re talking about brushing and flossing or is it flossing and brushing?

Brushing certainly comes before flossing in the dictionary, but according to the Oral Health Foundation (in the UK), not so when it comes to our teeth.

New research has shown interdental cleaning (flossing string or brush) before actual tooth brushing is the best way to clean our teeth effectively. The study found that flossing loosens bacteria and food debris from between the teeth, which allows brushing to be much more successful at removing plaque.
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Your Mouth, Your Health

August 16th, 2018 by Ima Admin

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. People with gum disease are also thought to be at a higher risk of strokes, chest infections, and pregnant women are seven times more likely to have a premature baby with a low birth weight.

But Wait, there’s more…
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Pet Dental Health Month

August 2nd, 2018 by Ima Admin

That’s right, August is Pet Dental Health Month. While we don’t treat them, it’s the perfect time to check in with your vet and help make your dog smile. But do you know how to identify if your dog’s smile is actually a healthy one? If you think putting up with “dog breath” is just part of owning a dog, think again. Bad breath is not normal, not healthy and is often a warning sign of oral disease.

Meanwhile for us humans, the second week of August is National Smile Week!
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Happy 4th, Happy Mouth

July 2nd, 2018 by Ima Admin

Everyone know that we celebrate the 4th of July with Fireworks. This holiday is known for fun drinks, tasty barbecues, and sweet treats while having fun with family and friends.

But did you know that the entire month of July is just chocked full of things to do with your mouth? Every week in July there is something to celebrate and/or eat, which means there’s also an assault on your teeth.
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Make Dad a Star this Father’s Day

June 15th, 2018 by Ima Admin

While Father’s Day has been celebrated for hundreds of years, it was not observed in the United States until the 20th century and might not have gained attention without the creation of Mother’s Day.

Anna Jarvis was the champion of Mother’s Day, successfully lobbying for the holiday’s first celebration in the early 1900s. There was an attempt at a celebration of Father’s Day in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 5, 1908. The purpose of Father’s Day was to complement Mother’s Day by recognizing the father’s role in parenting. It didn’t gain a widespread following, until…
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Red Wine and Your Oral Health

May 7th, 2018 by Ima Admin

Here’s some good news for red wine drinkers and just in time for Mother’s Day.

Some of us love to have a glass of red wine with dinner every once in a while. Of course, the catch is that it often leaves the teeth stained, so maybe it’s not such a good idea to order it on your first date or while out on a business dinner. Potential teeth staining aside, there are a lot of reasons to think that it might NOT be bad for your oral health.
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Black and White

March 29th, 2018 by Ima Admin

Activated Charcoal for Teeth Whitening?

Activated charcoal is pretty trendy these days. It’s hard to be on social media and not see someone promoting or using it for something cosmetic. You can smear it on your face, wash your hair with it, and even brush your teeth with this very black stuff.

I was a bit shocked when I first saw activated charcoal being used for teeth whitening. My first reaction was there was no way this could be safe! There are some things that practically scream, Don’t put me in your mouth. Charcoal is one of them. Although similar material, I’m not talking about the charcoal that’s used on your barbeque.
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A Kiss is More Than Just a Kiss

February 13th, 2018 by gdh-staff

Valentine’s Day* is this month. The ever-present tiny candy hearts we see this month have “Kiss Me” printed on them. You’re more likely to exchange chocolate “Kisses” with someone this month. Make sure your mouth is in good health because, as it turns out, a kiss is more than just a kiss.

The GOOD news is that kissing stimulates saliva, which can help fight cavities. However, the BAD news is that you may run the risk of getting unwanted germs, illnesses or diseases instead of candy, flowers or cards this Valentine’s Day.

Here’s what you need to know…
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