Soda offers no important nutrients and they’re also full of sugar, especially high-fructose corn syrup. In fact, a typical 12oz can of soda contains around 35-40 grams of sugar, which is equal to 10 teaspoons! Excessive amounts of sugar can cause you to become overweight, develop high blood pressure, and even diabetes.
A new study conducted in Sweden has discovered that eating more fruits and vegetables may lower your susceptibility to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (also known as COPD). In fact, of the 40,000 smokers studied, those who ate 5 or more servings of fruit and veggies every day were up to 40% less likely to suffer from COPD than those who ate 2 or fewer servings a day.
Even if you help your kids stick to a good at-home oral hygiene routine, they’re still looking to you for an example of how to take care of themselves. Kids are fairly perceptive and know that the “do as I say and not as I do” adage is hypocritical and flawed. Luckily there are ways to model good oral hygiene behavior so that your children can grow into adults with healthy teeth.
Oral hygiene and maintaining your dental health is incredibly important. However, we know it isn’t always the fun or exciting choice of things you need to do during the day. Below are a few bits of interesting dental trivia to help you spice up your daily oral hygiene routine.
For those who have lost multiple teeth, there are two main options available: dental implants or dentures. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Dental implants use screw-like metal posts to imitate tooth roots, on which false teeth screw into these posts.
It can be confusing and overwhelming to know which decision is right for you, which is why we’ve compiled a list of reasons why we feel dental implants are a better option for most.
Oral cancer can be a scary diagnosis, but much more can be done for it if you catch it early. To help you do this, we have put together some early warning signs of oral cancer and a self exam checklist in order for you to be proactive about your oral health.
Jaw bone loss, also called osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) can result in the complete deterioration of the jaw and the bones and teeth supporting it. This disease can be difficult to catch, as there often aren’t many signs until it’s too late. However, there are risk factors that you should be aware of that can help you catch ONJ early on.
Most people are well aware of the health effects from cigarettes and other tobacco products, but when it comes to restorative dentistry, smoking can be a particularly noteworthy threat. Dental implants specifically face an increased risk of failure when implanted in smokers, especially if you continue to smoke throughout the implant process.
There are so many different causes of tooth loss, both by natural and more violent means. This article will discuss some of the most common causes of tooth loss as well as tips on how to improve your chances of keeping your natural teeth healthy and intact!