Early Tooth Growth 2: Establishing Good Habits

Perinatal Care Even before your child is born, you can set the foundation for good oral care. Pregnant mothers should take care of their own oral health to help increase the health of the baby. There is an association between mothers with oral disease and low birth weight and/or preterm birth.  Tooth Brushing It’s important…

Blueberries could help fight gum disease, reduce antibiotic use

WILD blueberry extract could prevent the formation of dental plaque and possibly replace mouthwash as an antibiotic-free means to fight gum disease, according to a new study. The research team demonstrated that the extract, whose key ingredient is polyphenol, fights foodborne pathogens in addition to a species of bacteria most commonly associated with periodontitis. In…

The 10 Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Teeth whitening may be considered a vain pursuit, but maintaining good dental health is totally necessary. Regular dentist visits and good brushing and flossing habits are important components of healthy tooth maintenance, but our choices can also impact our tooth health—namely, the things we choose to eat and drink. Avoiding sugary sodas and staining coffee…

Diet and Dental Health

Your body is a complex machine. The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too. If you consume too many sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non-nutritious snacks, you could be at risk for tooth decay. Tooth decay is the…

[Video]: Diet and your dental health

Food is the fuel that keeps you going — but unless you make the right nutritional choices, it can also fuel unintended consequences for your mouth.There are good foods and bad foods but timing can make all the difference in maintaining your dental health!