Are Sports Drinks and Energy Bars Bad for Kids?

  • heathy breakfast

Sports Drinks and Oral Health for Kids Every kid wants to be like their favorite athlete. Youngsters want to dress like their role models, act like them, and buy the same products. This has led to a rise in popularity of things like sports drinks and energy bars — designed to rehydrate athletes’ bodies after a tough match or workout, or provide energy and nutrients to last for hours of grueling exercise — being consumed casually. This is bad news, dentists warn,  health drinks are not always healthy for kids, and the clear losers here are children’s teeth. Why are […]

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Options: A Bright Smile On A Budget

  • Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry options

3 Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Options and Alternatives to Veneers Having beautiful teeth is more than just a confidence booster; research conducted by health care giant Bupa shows that our smiles play a key role in “the initial visual impression we each create” during job interviews, meetings, and at corporate presentations. Those with an attractive smile are read as being more confident, competent, and leadership-oriented—in short, they are more likely to be hired and promoted than their dentally-challenged peers. Alas, if you haven’t already climbed the corporate ladder, you know that finding affordable cosmetic dentistry options can feel like an insurmountable […]

Is Vaping Bad for Your Teeth: E-Cigarettes and Dental Health

  • Is Vaping Bad for Your Teeth

Is Harmful to Your Teeth and Overall Oral Health? As the use of e-cigarettes, or “vaping,” grows in popularity, many are hailing it as the healthier alternative to smoking. Plenty of former smokers have kicked the tobacco habit by switching to vaping. People are buying expensive vapes and liquid in an endless range of flavors to get in on the hot new trend — even some who never smoked cigarettes. With the trend here to stay, former smokers and vapers everywhere are wondering, “Is vaping bad for your teeth?” or at least as less bad for your teeth than smoking. So far, […]

Sleep Troubles: How Your Dentist Can Help With Sleep Disorders

  • disturbed sleep

Did You Know Your Dentist Can Help With Sleep Disorders? Need one more reason why visiting the dentist regularly is a good idea? Here you go: according to new research, your tongue and tonsils can provide important information about your sleep habits. This means that your dentist could be the first to catch a previously unnoticed, yet potentially dangerous, condition like sleep apnea. What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, occurs when the upper part of your airways becomes blocked. Breathing will stop and start throughout the night, depriving you of good sleep. In less severe cases, this leads […]

Plastic Packaging and Your Children’s Teeth

  • Plastic Packaging and Your Children’s Teeth

Plastic Packaging and Your Children’s Teeth Parents will do anything to take care of their kids and help them develop strong, healthy teeth. Of course, this objective can be frustrating when the list of things to avoid seems to grow longer every day. Sorry, Mom and Dad, but it’s time to add another to the list: Bisphenol A (or BPA), a chemical commonly found in plastic packaging for food and drinks. Many parents are already aware of the risks associated with BPA. Scientists and public health officials have been aware for a while that prolonged exposure to BPA can negatively […]

Foods You Didn’t Know Were Good for Your Teeth You Didn’t Know Were Good for Your Teeth + Infographic In the past, food was fairly universally seen as a threat to teeth, with sugary foods and drinks topping the list of worst offenders. Regular brushing and flossing, we were told, were all we could do to keep our teeth and gums as healthy as possible, as these activities removed the acid-producing plaque food causes to build up on our teeth. However, a growing body of research is revealing that the relationship between food and our teeth is more complex than previously thought; just as certain foods can promote […]

5 Reasons to See Your Dentist More Than Twice a Year

  • see the dentist more than twice a year

Though bi-annual dental checkups have become the accepted norm, this figure is not—it may surprise you to learn—based on a history of scientific evidence. In fact, the “twice a year” recommendation owes its existence to advertising; during the 1950’s, a toothpaste company called Pepsodent ran an ad which suggested visiting the dentist twice per year to attain optimal dental health. Because modern medicine was still in its relative infancy then, professionals largely complied with this suggestion as it seemed sufficient to prevent serious dental problems in most people. However, today we know that dental care, like health care, must be […]

Is Snoring a Health Risk? Get the Facts on The Dangers of Snoring

  • is snoring a health risk

Is Snoring a Risk to Your Health, and Can You Really Stop Snoring? In the past, snoring was seen as a harmless hassle—a mysterious nighttime habit of the body which frustrated married couples and fuelled sitcom jokes. Today, however, we know that snoring is not as simple as we once believed; in fact, in some cases, it can be extremely dangerous. When Is Snoring A Problem? Snoring, common though it may be, is never a good sign; any degree of snoring suggests that the body is struggling to take in enough air while at rest, something which can seriously degrade […]

Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?

Juicing and Your Teeth: Health Benefit or Oral Hazard? While practically everyone knows that unhealthy sugary, acidic drinks like soda pop are a leading source of tooth decay, much less attention has been paid to the effect of natural fruit and vegetable juices, despite the fact that “juicing” has become a major trend. This, according to many dentists, is a glaring oversight; some fruit and vegetable-based drinks can be nearly as high in sugar and acid as soda pop, making the “Sip all day, get decay” rule as relevant to them as it is to any other sweet, tart beverage. […]

Are Bread and Popcorn Bad for Teeth?

  • popcorn

We all know that eating lots of candy is bad for your teeth. The sugars generate plaque and the plaque causes decay. Once you’ve let the decay get so bad it goes into the pulp of the tooth, it could mean a root canal and crown. So how can you avoid fillings and root canals? Daily Mail and Dr Sameer Patel have put together a list of foods that you may not normally associate with dental danger, but the danger is very real. This helpful article touches on everything from breakfast cereal to popcorn. Read more here

Pin It on Pinterest