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Surprising Things good for your Teeth

By Dr. Chea Rainford | March 19, 2014

Gummy candy A study published by BMC Oral Health in 2008 found that children who ate gummy bears three times a day had less plaque on their teeth and bacteria in their mouth than those who didn’t. Now we aren’t advising you give your kids gummy bears instead of meals, but a handful of these chewy fruit…

HEALTHY GUMS MAY LEAD TO HEALTHY LUNGS

By Dr. Chea Rainford | March 5, 2014

Maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system, according to research published in the Journal of Periodontology. A new study suggests that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. These infections, which are caused when bacteria from the upper throat are inhaled into…

12 foods that naturally whiten your teeth

By Dr. Chea Rainford | February 26, 2014

  Strawberries They may be bright red, but malic acid, a chief component of this summery fruit, acts as a natural astringent to remove surface tooth discoloration, says Dr. Irwin Smigel, president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics. Fresh, juicy strawberries taste great in any meal-salads, desserts, cereal-and are widely available at farmers markets…

7 Surprising foods that stain your teeth

By Dr. Chea Rainford | February 22, 2014

  Now, this said, we’re not saying not to avoid the foods in the below list, as many of them have amazing health benefits, such as fruit. Instead, after you eat or drink them, just be sure to rinse your mouth, brush your teeth and/or chew some gum. Some of the top teeth-staining culprits include:…

Floss or Die!

By Dr. Chea Rainford | February 13, 2014

Check out this graphic that details the importance of flosssing.

How Do I Know if Dental Implants are for Me?

By Dr. Chea Rainford | February 13, 2014

How long does a plucked flower blossom in a bowl last before it withers? A day, maybe two? Compare that to a potted plant that can bloom for years. Where does the difference lie? Roots not only provide stability to a plant but stimulate its entire complex support system. The same is true when it…

5 Top Tips for Beating Dental Anxiety

By Dr. Chea Rainford | February 13, 2014

Dental anxiety is a serious issue; several studies say that people who are suffering from dental anxiety have bad oral health. Here are five most effective tips for preventing and beating dental anxiety in children. 1. Don’t wait until the pain increases to visit the Dentist Do not wait until you experience extreme pain and then visit the dentist. It…

The 6 Healthiest Foods For Your Teeth

By Dr. Chea Rainford | February 5, 2014

What you eat is a very important factor when it comes to your oral health. Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars from the foods you eat to acids, and it’s these acids that begin to attack the enamel on teeth, starting the decay process. Problems arise if these acids aren’t neutralized, if your tooth enamel…

Perform an Oral Self-Exam Monthly

By Dr. Chea Rainford | February 4, 2014

Perform a Self-Exam Monthly Historically the death rate associated with Oral Cancer is particularly high, not because it is hard to detect or diagnose, but because the cancer is often discovered late in its development. You are looking for red or white patches or mouth sores, lumps or any other irregularities. Factors that can increase the…

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Top 10 Reasons To Have Your Teeth Cleaned Regularly

By Dr. Chea Rainford | February 4, 2014

Top 10 Reasons To Have Your Teeth Cleaned Regularly 1. Brighten Your Smile – Have stains removed. Your hygienist can remove stains caused by coffee, tea, sodas, and tobacco which can give you a bright, white smile! 2. Detect Dental Problems Early – Pay less! In many cases if dental problems are detected early, it…

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