Category: Research

Category: Research

Dec
12

How soft drinks hurt your teeth If you’re like up to half of the American population, you may have had a sugary drink today — and there’s a good chance it was soda. Drinking high-sugar soft drinks is most commonly associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain. But sodas can also have ill effects on your smile, …

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Apr
27

Some cardiovascular (heart and artery) diseases may affect your oral health. They also may require changes in your dental treatment and how you receive dental care. Recent research has linked periodontal disease with the risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. But there is not enough research to show whether periodontal disease causes these other …

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Apr
13

A list of nutrients is all very well, but when you’re standing in the grocery aisle, you still need to know what actual food to buy. Luckily, you don’t have to do anything special: Eat a mostly whole foods diet with lots of lean protein and fresh vegetables. Avoid most processed foods, especially those that are high …

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Mar
23

Recently, countless people resolved to make positive changes in the New Year — for example, eating a better diet or improving their overall health. And while it hasn’t been long since we flipped our calendars, many of us are already struggling to keep those promises. Some resolutions can be difficult to follow through — like …

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Feb
16

Cavity prevention should actually start before teeth appear. In fact, baby teeth develop during the second trimester of pregnancy, and approximately 20 teeth are present in the jaw at birth. For cavity prevention before teeth appear, use a damp washcloth to wipe a baby’s gums after breast feeding or bottle feeding. Regular wiping of the …

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Jan
19

Does the calcium for the baby’s teeth come from my teeth? No! It’s important for us to dispel a common myth that the calcium needed for your baby’s teeth comes from the mother’s teeth. The truth is that it comes from your diet. What’s the best way to care for my teeth? To help prevent …

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Dec
08
Flouride

An interesting study compared the evidence on the effects of fluoridated milk versus non-fluoridated milk for the prevention of tooth decay. Background: Tooth decay remains a major public health problem in most industrialized countries, affecting 60% to 90% of schoolchildren and the vast majority of adults. It is the primary cause of oral pain and …

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Oct
21

When a team of archeologists recently came across some 15,000-year-old human remains, they made an interesting discovery: the teeth of those ancient humans were riddled with holes. So what causes cavities, and how can we avoid them? Mel Rosenberg takes us inside our teeth to find out.

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