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Preventitive Dentistry

3 Ways to Fight Dry Mouth

Excessively dry mouth or xerostomia is a relatively common disorder with some devastating effects. Saliva is our mouth’s natural defense against tooth decay. It washes away food debris before it can form into plaque, and helps to regulate your mouth’s microbiome, keeping some particularly nasty bacteria from overpopulating your mouth. Without it, we’re 30 percent [...]

Has Flu Season Put Your Teeth at Risk?

We’re finally starting to see the light at the end of the flu season, and thank goodness, too! By all accounts, it’s been a rough season, the worst since 2010, at least. And if you didn’t get vaccinated, you probably got dinged by the flu this year. (Of course, if you did get vaccinated, there [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Cavities, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Has Flu Season Put Your Teeth at Risk?

In Coke, the Fizz Is as Bad as the Sugar

If you’re thinking of losing weight this year, you may already be considering cutting down on sugar in your diet. This is definitely better for your teeth as well as your waistline. But if you’re thinking that switching to a sugar free coke will help you meet your goals, think again. When [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on In Coke, the Fizz Is as Bad as the Sugar

Scientist Designs Gum for Space Travellers

Living on Mars has been a subject of science fiction for decades. But while the idea is certainly exciting, Mars itself is anything but hospitable. The Red Planet’s temperatures can drop to nearly 150 degrees below zero at night, and dust storms can last for weeks, at times almost completely blocking out the sun. Mars [...]

By |April 26th, 2017|Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Scientist Designs Gum for Space Travellers

Elf Explanatory: Hermey Helps Keep Smiles Bright

When it comes to holiday TV specials, most dentists have a soft spot for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the real hero of which is arguably not the titular caribou with the glowing schnoz, but Hermey, the elf who aspires to bring quality dental care to the North Pole. Sure, Rudolph saves Christmas, [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Cavities, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Elf Explanatory: Hermey Helps Keep Smiles Bright