Holiday Sugars and Tooth Staining: What to Avoid, What to Do


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The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in special foods and treats; it is also important to take care of your oral health. The teeth and gums have to put up with a lot over the holidays, so let’s look at the biggest challenges and what you can do to live it up a little and still avoid the worst.

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A Healthy Summer Diet for the Sake of Your Teeth


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I tell my patients that there are types of food and drink they should avoid. Sugary, acidic, hard, processed, and sticky food or drinks are generally not good for teeth and gums. When you break it down, these food groups are either naturally acidic or feed the bacteria found in plaque.

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How to Switch From Sugar to Healthy Snacks


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When parents teach their children to brush and floss on a regular basis, those kids are on their way to healthy teeth. Summer is the perfect time to teach them another habit – healthy snacking. With all the fresh fruit and vegetables available, children learn to substitute healthy snacks for candy and other sugary options.  

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A Tooth Friendly Diet for Your Healthy Smile


You can brush and floss all you want, but if you don’t maintain a proper diet, your teeth may still suffer. What does that mean? One recommendation is that processed foods should be avoided as much as possible. They are bad for a healthy smile, but they also contribute to a number of general health problems.

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How to Enjoy Holiday Treats and Protect Your Teeth


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We all know that during the holiday season our favorite treats are everywhere. The special holiday cookies, candy, and sugary desserts are part of the holiday traditions we anticipate and enjoy. Even though sugary foods can damage your teeth, you can still enjoy holiday treats. Here’s how to protect your teeth from the extra sugar.  

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Tips for a Healthy Smile: How to Enjoy Holiday Treats


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We all know that during the holiday season our favorite treats are everywhere. The special holiday cookies, candy, and sugary desserts are part of the holiday traditions we anticipate and enjoy. Even though sugary foods can damage your teeth, you can still enjoy holiday treats. Here’s how to protect your teeth from the extra sugar.  

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Family Dental Care Tips: Good Oral Care for the Holidays


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We all know that during the holiday season our favorite treats are everywhere. The special holiday cookies, candy and sugary desserts are part of the holiday traditions we anticipate and enjoy. Dr. Nishan Halin, Dentist in Capitol Hill, DC tells how to protect your teeth from the extra sugar.  

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