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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How to Help Young Athletes Protect Their Healthy Smile


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As your kids go back to school, many will be on sports teams. Young athletes are encouraged to be healthy – careful about their diet and workout routines. No matter what sport or level, athletes are at risk for injuries that often require dental treatments and surgeries. Here’s some advice that will help young athletes protect their healthy smiles. 

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How to Keep Your Healthy Smile as You Age


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Have you noticed that, as you age, your teeth begin to look old?  With aging, our teeth tend to become darker and the edges of the front teeth wear, creating an older looking smile. Your chronological age doesn’t have to stand between you and a pleasing appearance. Thanks to improvements in dental care, members of the baby boom generation have a much better chance of maintaining their natural teeth than previous generations

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What’s the Connection Between Diet and Healthy Teeth?


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You can brush and floss all you want, but if you don’t maintain a proper diet, your teeth will still suffer.  Did you know that the foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your oral health?  Too many sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non-nutritious snacks can put you at risk for tooth decay. 

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How to Maintain a Healthy Smile As Your Teeth Age


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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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Is Sugar the Enemy of Healthy Teeth?


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We tend to celebrate our favorite holidays with food – often items with lots of sugar. Just think about all the desserts we associate with holiday celebrations. Cookies, cakes, and candies surround us with delicious temptation. Is it possible to maintain healthy teeth and enjoy some of the season’s special food delights?

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