Archive for February 2020

Is Drinking Sparkling Water Bad for Your Teeth

Is Drinking Sparkling Water Bad for Your Teeth?

Some people enjoy a glass of sparkling water as a healthy alternative to soda-pop. Then their thoughts turn to their oral health and they ask –Is Drinking Sparkling Water Bad for Your Teeth?

Overall, drinking small amounts of unsweetened sparkling water is healthy for your body and appears to be mostly harmless to your bones and teeth. However, carbonated water does have the potential of contributing to tooth erosion. For the nuanced details, keep reading… 

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how often should I replace my toothbrush

How Often Should I Replace my Toothbrush?

Patients often ask – How often should I replace my toothbrush?  The general rule of thumb is every three months but in reality, you may need to replace your brush more or less often. 

The following guide about how often should I replace my toothbrush isn’t intended to be a substitute for medical advice. We hope the information helps you understand why we recommend replacing your toothbrush so often and that it empowers you to make healthy choices for yourself and your family. 

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month

February is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month

We would like to turn our attention to a topic that is close to our heart — childhood congenital heart defects.

With February being both Heart Disease Awareness Month and Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month it seems like the right time to share crucial information.

Imagine the joy, new parents experience after the birth of a child. They witnessed a new life come into the world and feel overwhelmed with love and eager anticipation for the future.

Then, after their new child completes screening exams, they learn their child may have a congenital heart defect. This is something that hits home for us and too many other families have also experienced. Thanks to medical science advances, the survival and quality of life for people with congenital heart defects continue to improve.

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vaping and oral health

What You Need to Know About Vaping and Oral Health

Recently, patients have asked questions about vaping and oral health. Some people see vaping as a healthy alternative to smoking. Yet, it is so new that we lack research on health effects. However, our knowledge is growing daily and researchers identified a few ways that vaping impacts the user’s oral health.

According to a 2019 Gallup poll, 8% of Americans said they used a vaping product within the past week. The rate of use increases with younger adults with 1 in 5 people aged 18 – 29 said they regularly vape. So it is no wonder that people are asking questions about vaping and oral health.

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