Five Things You Can Do to Prevent Cavities


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Everyone knows that if you want to prevent cavities, regular brushing and flossing is essential. However, it may no longer be that simple. Today, cavities are the second most common disease – the common cold is the first.  Fortunately, there are other things you can add to your brushing and flossing routine that will help prevent cavities.

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How Young Athletes Can Protect Their Teeth


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Whenever I see a photo of a sports team or group of young athletes, I think about their teeth. We expect athletes to be healthy – careful about their diet and workout routines. That health and fitness regimen should include taking care of teeth and mouth every day. No matter what sport or level, athletes are at risk for injuries that often require dental treatments and surgeries. Here’s how to protect your healthy smile. 

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Why Good Oral Hygiene Is Important for Boomers


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Thanks to improvements in dental care, members of the baby boom generation have a much better chance of keeping their natural teeth than previous generations. Even though, as you age the daily wear and tear on your teeth does take a toll, there is plenty you can do to maintain your healthy smile.

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What Do Your Teeth Say About Your General Health?


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When dentists perform a dental exam, they look at more than the condition of your teeth and gums. Did you know that they also look for clues about your general health? There is a connection between your oral health and your overall health. Your oral health offers clues about your general health and problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body. 

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What is Gum Disease and Why Do I Have It?


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As a dentist AND dedicated practitioner of exercise and healthy eating, here’s what I tell all my patients. “Your lifestyle and your oral health are connected.”  Men are far more likely than women to neglect their oral health, and many who have gum disease don’t recognize the symptoms until their condition is serious. I want every patient – male and female –  to be aware of the medical problems associated with gum disease.  Here’s why: 

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Do Healthy Teeth Make a Man’s Life Better?


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While I am working out at the gym, I notice teeth. What I see is that some of the healthiest and fittest guys have teeth that need help. Did you know that men are far more likely than women to neglect their oral health – in some cases, for years? Lots of men don’t brush and floss on a regular basis and avoid dental visits for cleanings and exams. 

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Your Healthy Lifestyle Makes a Healthy Smile!


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As a Capitol Hill dentist AND dedicated practitioner of exercise and healthy eating, here’s what I tell all my patients. “Your lifestyle and your oral health are connected.”  A healthy smile is full of healthy teeth. Your lifestyle determines your oral health. Eating a healthy diet, exercising, and avoiding damaging substances and habits will help give you that healthy smile you want.

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How Do Sports Drinks Damage Your Teeth?


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Sports drinks are a staple for young adults. If they contain electrolytes, they help sustain energy levels during physically challenging activities. During hot summer days, they are an attractive alternative to water for staying hydrated. Lots of people don’t realize these beverages can have adverse effects on teeth. 

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What Should I Know About Dental Care When Pregnant?


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As a father and a dentist, I know how important dental care is to every expectant mother. Pregnancy is not a time to neglect oral hygiene or skip visits to the dentist. In fact, oral health is directly related to the overall health of both the mother and her developing baby. Regular oral exams and cleanings are safe and may help in preventing or diagnosing and treating any pregnancy-related dental symptoms. 

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How to Keep Your Healthy Smile With Aging Teeth


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Thanks to improvements in dental care, members of the baby boom generation have a much better chance of keeping their natural teeth than previous generations. Even though, as you age the daily wear and tear on your teeth does take a toll, there is plenty you can do to maintain your healthy smile.

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