Chinese Food and Your Teeth

by Jason 1/30/2014 8:00 AM

The Chinese New Year is around the corner, and as part of the celebrations, Chinese food will be the “flavor” of the season. But are these foods healthy for your teeth? Read on to see the impact of Chinese food on your oral health.... more...

The Health Benefits of Apples

by Jason 6/25/2013 8:00 AM

An apple a day keeps diseases at bay. This old saying might sound a bit cliché, but when it comes to your dental health, it sure is true. And scientifically proven, to boot. The sugars in the foods you eat are converted to acids by the bacteria in your mouth. These acids start an instant attack on the enamel of your teeth leading to gum diseases and tooth decay. Each time you eat foods with sugar your teeth get exposed to the decay cycle. ... more...

Hop Away Easter Bunny! Candy is Bad for Your Teeth

by Jason 3/28/2013 8:00 AM

It’s that time of year again—where you and your family celebrate the coming of spring. You might have a delicious chocolate bunny in your Easter basket, but keep in mind that candy can cause cavities.

Every time you eat a sugary snack, damaging acids form in your mouth. Children are at increased risk for cavities if they eat a lot of sugary foods, such as cookies and candy. Sticky foods, like toffee and dried fruit, can also lead to tooth decay. And drinking sweet liquids, such as soda, juice and other sweetened drinks can result in dental problems.
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