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The Heart Breaking Truth About Sugar and Soda

Almost everyone can agree that sugar tastes delicious. From candy to pastries and even cereal, sugar is added to many of America’s top selling foods in an effort to sweeten the deal for consumers. If you visit the dentist regularly, you are probably aware that too much sugar can cause tooth decay and eventually cavities. Most recently, however, a new study has been published that suggests an even more severe side effect to too much sugar consumption.

By | 2016-05-09T09:25:10+00:00 May 9th, 2016|News, Nutrition|0 Comments

The Surprising Link Between Oral Health and Happiness

There is a well-documented link between smiling, happiness, and overall quality of life. In one study, researchers found that healthy adults who reported high levels of life satisfaction also happened to be smiling in high school yearbook photos. Other studies show similar correlations between gum health, happiness, and life satisfaction. Read more to learn simple ways to improve health, strengthen teeth, and build happiness!

By | 2016-04-11T03:32:07+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Holistic Dentistry, Nutrition|0 Comments

Study Suggests Probiotics May Prevent Cavities

Cavities are a serious problem among Americans, particularly those 55 years and wiser. Statistics estimate that about 9 in 10 adults ages 20-64 have at least 1 cavity (i). This sobering statistic seems to be fueled by poor dietary choices, with the typical Western diet high in added sugar and high fructose corn syrup. The good news: Better food choices may reverse this trend, leading to stronger and healthier teeth. Specifically, a new study indicates that probiotics may help to prevent cavities. Probiotics are most commonly found in yogurt, kefir, kimchee, kombucha, and also in specially formulated probiotic supplements.

By | 2016-03-22T14:42:18+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Holistic Dentistry, News|0 Comments