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3 Ways Candy Can Actually Protect Your Teeth

We know that sugar is the leading cause of cavities. Simple carbohydrates like sugar feed oral bacteria, which grow and excrete acid that attacks your tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is very strong, but it’s vulnerable to acid attack. The acid first removes minerals from teeth, then creates holes in ...

New Study Links Kids’ High Sugar Consumption to Bad Behavior

We know that many kids eat too much sugar, and that this can be bad for your kids’ teeth, increasing the risk of cavities and gum disease. We also know that consuming too much sugar can lead to health risks like obesity and diabetes. However, a ...

8 Secrets You Should Know about Tartar

One of the most important parts of your professional cleaning is the removal of tartar from your teeth. But what do you really know about tartar? Here are some of the secrets about tartar that you should know. Tartar Is Hardened Plaque The tartar that your dentist or hygienist has to scrape ...

Switching from Smoking to Vaping Improves Oral Health

E-cigarettes are dramatically increasing in popularity. But, despite the fact that millions of people around the country are vaping, we don’t yet know the health consequences of the habit. However, a new study suggests that e-cigarettes might be much healthier than smoking, at least for the mouth. This study shows that when smokers substitute e-cigarettes ...

Orthodontics Can Cut Your Gum Disease Risk Almost in Half

If you remember, we considered the serious charges that orthodontic treatment causes your gums to disintegrate. We talked about how that article was flawed. Now we have more scientific evidence to show that, overall, orthodontic treatment reduces your risk of gum disease. The risk of gum disease in later ...