Posts Tagged "dental"

The Science Behind a True Smile

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Blogs | 0 comments

imagesMany may think that a smile is merely a fleeting facial expression that comes without leaving any real consequence. However, a smile shouldn’t be taken for granted. In fact, the science behind a smile has been explored in various classes across the country. The Harvard Medical School offers a course that takes an interdisciplinary approach when digging into psychiatry, behavioral genetics and behavior economics. Cognitive researcher Nancy Lee Etcoff, the instructor of this course, notes that brain’s pleasure circuit is often triggered by a smile.

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What Puts the Hops in Beer Can Battle Cavities!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Blogs | 0 comments

malthopBeer enthusiasts should have a pretty good understanding of what makes their choices of beer special. Many are inclined to choose beers known for their hops, which are flowers that give a drink its uniqueness in bitterness and aroma. But how exactly does this have to do with oral health? When hops are incorporated into a drink, the leftover leaves are usually tossed and unused. However, sciences have found that these leaves contain healthy antioxidants that may be the key to preventing cavities and periodontal disease.

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Snacks for Healthy Teeth

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Blogs | 0 comments

Healthy Snacks for Kids and AdultsLooking for healthy snack alternatives? There are a lot of tasty snacks that are less damaging to teeth. Eating healthy foods can help protect you and your child from tooth decay and other oral health problems. It is important to avoid sugary snacks. The bacteria in plaque found on teeth turns sugar into acids. These acids deteriorate tooth enamel, which can lead to cavities. The more times you consume sugary snacks throughout the day, the more often bacteria is able to produce acids. Limiting sugar intake can improve oral health!

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More Reasons to Smile While on Vacation

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Blogs | 0 comments

family vacationVacations are a time for relaxing, having fun, and making memories with family and friends.  Whether you are camping in the wilderness or sipping coconut water in the Caribbean, everyone can benefit from good oral health tips on the go.  With summer vacations looming over the horizon, here are some great tips to keep you and your loved ones smiling the entire time!

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Genes Play an Important Role in Oral Health

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Blogs | 0 comments

Genes Play an Important Role in Oral HealthIt’s easy to blame cavities on the ton of sugar that was consumed or the lack of brushing and caring for teeth. However, what if we can control how our body fights off oral bacteria before we consume any sugar or decide skip out on flossing? Recent published in the Australian Dental Journal demonstrated that the field of epigenetics could play a crucial role in making these dental dreams come true. 

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