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Can Chewing Gum Really Help You Fight Plaque?

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Teeth Whitening

Posted on: Thursday, Feb 05, 2015

Many of us can remember when chewing gum was definitely on the dentist’s enemies list. Sugary bubble gum of days gone by was horrible for your teeth. Chewing sugary gum is essentially rubbing sugar on your gums for the entire length of time you’re chewing it, making it very effective for causing tooth decay. But since the rise in popularity of sugar-free gum, dentists have changed their tune on gum chewing. In fact, studies have shown that chewing sugar-free gum after a meal reduces plaque and can actually lessen the chances for developing tooth decay.

 
 

Is It Possible to Brush Your Teeth Too Much?

Category:

Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted on: Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Are you an oral health care zealot? Do you floss twice a day and bring your toothbrush with you to work to brush after every meal and snack? If you do all of these things, chances are your teeth are in excellent shape and you rarely get bad news during your twice yearly visits to the dentist office. But it’s important to know that just doing more of something doesn’t make up for doing it correctly. If you are brushing a lot and still see the symptoms of gum disease or tooth decay crop up from time to time, you may be over brushing.

 
 

How Does Acid Reflux Disease Affect Your Oral Health?

Posted on: Friday, Jan 23, 2015

If you have acid reflux disease, you know that it comes with everyday challenges for things that many people take for granted. Acid reflux happens when stomach acid makes its way up into the lower esophagus because the muscles there relax more than they should. The acid from the stomach can irritate the esophagus and even progress further into gastro esopheageal reflux disease, or GERD.

 
 

Top Tricks and Tips for Healthy Gums

Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems. Many people suffer from red and tender gums, gums that bleed, or even painful abscesses on the gums because they do not practice good oral health habits. But while gingivitis is a common condition, it doesn’t have to be. Gum disease is largely avoidable and often reversible by simply following a few tips that will keep your gums healthy and help your teeth out, too.

 
 

How Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health

Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

Pregnancy affects a woman’s body in many different ways. Most of the changes are due to the surge of hormones that pregnancy brings with it. The presence of higher levels of estrogen and progesterone in the mother’s body affect many different things, including how the gums react to plaque in the mouth. The gums of a pregnant woman may be more likely to redden and bleed than other people. This effect, called pregnancy gingivitis, is very common among pregnant women.