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The Effects of Exercise on Your Teeth

The January 2015 issue of AUSTIN FIT MAGAZINE posted an article “The Effects of Exercise on Your Teeth” “According to a surprising 2014 study published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, regular exercise may not be so good for one unexpected area of your body: your teeth. One might guess that […]


Anti-Tartar Toothpastes

There are lots of dental products available at your local grocer or drug store. It’s tough to pick the one that’s right for you.  In an effort to keep gum disease at bay, many manufacturers have researched and developed anti-plaque, anti-tartar home care products and some even advertise these to be the be-all and end-all […]


Blood Pressure Concerns

Why does your blood pressure matter when you visit the dentist?  Because we see you about every 6 months, we’re in a good position to monitor changes in your blood pressure, changes that can signal the onset of heart disease and stroke.  Your blood pressure reading yields two numbers, 120/70 for instance.  The first figure […]


Cavities

Did you know? Tooth decay – cavities – rank in the highest of chronic medical conditions. Only colds are more common.


Toothbrushes – soft vs medium

Researchers at Franciscan University in Santa Maria, Brazil studied the difference in medium and soft toothbrush bristles for plaque removal and soft-tissue abrasion. A total of 25 undergraduate students participated in the study. All participants were free from gingivitis at the onset of the study. The students were asked to refrain from all oral hygiene […]


A Smile for your Problems

According to the May issue of SHAPE magazine, the next time you’re stumped by a problem, stop for a break and watch a funny video or listen to an upbeat, cheerful song.  It won’t be a waste of time – research from the University of Western Ontario found that people in a good mood are […]


Sweet Tooth

You can’t have your sweet tooth pulled!  But you can follow some easy steps to soothe it. Tame your sugary cravings with a healthful, satisfying strategy.  Rely on nature’s candy – fresh, ripe, sweet fruit.  And whatever you reach for to quell that craving, limit your portion sizes so you’re not getting too much of […]


Healthy Eating for Healthy Smiles

So you’ve brushed and flossed today, but have you eaten your salmon? Researchers at Harvard & Boston Universities followed nearly 9,200 adults for 5 years and learned that those who consumed two weekly servings of fish were nearly 30% less likely to have periodontitis than those who ate less omega-3 fatty acids.  You might want […]


Strengthen your smile

The May 2011 issue of Martha Stewart lists “10 Feel-Good Things to do This May” and item #8 is to Strengthen Your Smile.  “Keep your teeth in top shape: Limit your intake of acidic drinks, such as orange juice, soda, and bottled iced tea, which can ‘attack enamel, softening it and making it more open […]


Invest in your Health

Investing your money in the stock markets can be a little frightening recently.  But there is one investment you can make now that may be the best place to put your money – in yourself!  The year end is drawing near and it’s time to think about money left in medical savings accounts (MSA) and […]


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