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  • Are Soft Drinks Destroying My Teeth?

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    For 20 minutes after each sip, the bacteria in your mouth will turn the sugar in a soft drink into acid. How Soft Drinks Harm Teeth Soft drinks can harm teeth in two ways. Soft drinks are acidic. They have carbon dioxide which combines with water to make carbonic acid. That lowers the pH and …
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  • A Healthy Balance Of Nutrition And Oral Health

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    March is National Nutrition Month, a month dedicated to nutrition education sponsored every year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The goal is to help each of us  make informed decisions about what we eat and drink, and how it affects our over-all health. Good nutrition is connected to our teeth and overall oral …
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  • How Should I Respond To Tooth Trauma?

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    There are several things that happen when a person is hit around the jaw or face area, including the damage or loss of a tooth A Tooth Is Knocked Out If a tooth is knocked out, the best thing is to get to the dentist as soon as possible. Until we’re able to get to …
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  • 3 Simple Breakfast Foods To Start The Day Right

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    Eating a good breakfast is literally a foundation for good health. And, as we’ve been discovering, good health is reflected in our body, our skin, and, of course, our teeth. Many of us skip breakfast because we don’t have the time, often exchanging the perfect way to start our day with a diet soft drink …
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  • How To Brush Your Baby’s Teeth

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    Proper dental hygiene is important, even for an infant. As new teeth develop, parents need to brush them regularly to prevent tooth and gum decay. It is also important to develop good oral hygiene habits now, so that they continue as the child grows. Once your infant develops teeth, you will need to prepare yourself …
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  • Protecting Teeth And Baby During Pregnancy

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    Pregnancy is a very vulnerable time for your teeth and gums. With pregnancy comes an increased level of estrogen and progesterone. These changes in hormones cause an increase in the plaque that builds up on the teeth. Plaque that is not removed can cause gingivitis and swollen gums that are tender and prone to bleed. …
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