Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Birth Control

Because oral contraceptives mimic pregnancy, they can also lead to gum inflammation and infections, including gingivitis. 

If you use birth control pills, it's not a bad idea to discuss their effect with your dentist before major procedures.

Monday, September 23, 2013

October is National Apple Month

An apple a day may keep the dentist away! Dietary habits of school children encourage an increase in sugar intake leading to a greater risk of cavities, reports the Academy of General Dentistry. Over a 15-month period, researchers tracked the dietary habits and monitored the teeth of preschool children before and after the start of school.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Quick tips: Acidic foods and brushing

After consuming high-acid food or drinks, like wine, coffee, citrus fruits, and soft drinks, rinse with water to neutralize the acids, but wait an hour before reaching for the toothpaste. 

Brushing teeth immediately after drinking carbonated drinks and acidic foods can cause erosion.