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Vitamin C For Your Mouth

Vitamin C is Crucial for Oral Health Find out how to get enough in your diet. Vitamin C has long been known to be beneficial to oral health. In the 1800s, British sailors used to receive daily rations of lime juice aboard long sea voyages to ensure the health of their crews—thus preventing the dreaded disease known as scurvy. Though they didn't understand the mechanism for the improvement, we now [...]

Vitamin C For Your Mouth2022-03-22T08:00:49-07:00

Sensitivity: Causes and Treatment for Teeth

When teeth hurt, you know something is not right. It may be a minor cavity or infection, but one of the common varieties of dental pain is tooth sensitivity. And anyone who experiences it knows it isn't fun. Sensitivity may occur when drinking or eating hot or cold liquids or foods, or whenever pressure is applied when chewing. This recurring pain may be a minor annoyance or a major distraction. [...]

Sensitivity: Causes and Treatment for Teeth2021-12-14T08:00:19-08:00

Tooth Health: Cut out the Carbonation

Soda, Coke, Soft Drinks, Energy Drinks—whatever you call them, they're bad for teeth. You probably know that soft drinks aren't good for you. They are high in sugar and provide little nutrition other than some "empty calories." Even if you enjoy the diet/zero calorie versions, the acid content can be a problem. That's because the carbonation that provides the fizz and bubbles also contains carbonic acid, which can raise the [...]

Tooth Health: Cut out the Carbonation2020-01-21T08:00:55-08:00

Give Your Teeth a Fighting Chance

Against Acidity If you eat a lot of citrus fruits, drink carbonated soft drinks, suffer the eating disorder of bulimia, or experience the decline of saliva that often accompanies advancing age, you may be at risk of tooth erosion. What can cause your teeth to erode so badly you wind up having to see a dentist: Nightly tooth grinding? Too many soft drinks? Aggressive brushing? Dry mouth? The scraping of [...]

Give Your Teeth a Fighting Chance2016-04-19T00:00:49-07:00

When Heartburn Comes with the Check

It might be a big Italian meal—meatballs, lasagna, red wine— or a serious encounter with stuffed jalapenos. Whatever your preference, if you suffer heartburn, you’re going to pay for it. Every month, 40% of the population suffer heartburn. An unlucky 10% reach for the antacids or acid blockers daily. Heartburn is a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux, the escape of acids from the stomach back into the esophagus. There is a [...]

When Heartburn Comes with the Check2015-12-01T00:00:40-08:00

Soft Drinks Pack a Hard Punch

Soft drinks are bad for your teeth in more ways than one. There’s sugar, and then there’s acidity. The sugar provides necessary food for the bad bacteria in your mouth. If you’re drinking the national average of two cans of soft drinks a day, you’re giving aid and sustenance to the enemy. Bacteria eat what you eat, and sugar sends them into overdrive. But sugar isn’t the worst culprit. Fizz [...]

Soft Drinks Pack a Hard Punch2014-08-05T00:00:01-07:00
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