Category: Nutrition

Could Chewing Gum Help Prevent Cavities?

Do you love to grab a stick of gum after lunch to freshen your breath before you chat with coworkers? If so, you might not even realize that your gum habit could actually be helping you prevent dental cavities. That is, if you’re choosing a sugar-free gum. Sugar-free chewing gum can help to limit tartar… Read more »

Tips to Keep Your Teeth Strong and Healthy

Did you know that tooth loss is not inevitable, even as you grow older? Given how often it occurs, it’s understandable that many people consider missing teeth a part of aging. However, your teeth can, and should, remain strong and healthy for life with the right care and attention, and consistently healthy diet of essential… Read more »

How Drinking Through Straws Helps Prevent Cavities

Little can compare to the refreshment of a cool drink on a warm day, when cold lemonade and sweet iced tea seem to flow almost as readily as water. Unfortunately, many of your favorite drinks may be working to undermine the health of your teeth with every sip you take. Today, we explain how your… Read more »

3 Winter Beverages and Your Healthy Smile

Although we have enjoyed a string of unseasonably warm days here in North Texas, it is still winter time. As we prepare for the mild cold front this weekend, it is a great time to stock up on those warm winter drinks. However, as you fill up your shopping cart, stop and think about how… Read more »

5 Foods to Protect Your Smile

While certain foods are detrimental to your teeth, there are many others that can protect your smile. Many of these may not be the foods you expect. It turns out that healthy dental eating is a lot more delicious than you may have thought. Nevertheless, as with all nutrition, it is important to exercise moderation…. Read more »

5 Foods That Cause Dental Damage

You know that sugar can damage your teeth. It is one of the leading causes of cavities, since oral bacteria derive their energy from starches and sugar. However, you may not be aware that other foods can lead to significant dental damage – and they are not the foods you might expect! While it is… Read more »

Candy Canes and Cavities

This time of year, peppermints are everywhere – from your Christmas tree to your bank teller’s window. Peppermints are deceptive. They leave your breath feeling minty fresh, so somehow, they seem virtuous. Your mouth feels clean, so it must be clean, right? Unfortunately, candy canes and most other peppermints are pure sugar – one of… Read more »

Can Xylitol Benefit Your Teeth?

Xylitol is a natural sweetener that may be able to reduce your risk of cavities, and potentially gum disease. Tooth decay and gingivitis are caused by oral bacteria, and the product can inhibit the growth of those bacteria and prevent them from sticking to your teeth. The process should eventually decrease the overall amount of bacteria… Read more »

Is All Food Bad for Your Teeth?

It’s no secret that everything you eat and drink will have some kind of influence on your dental health, whether it’s staining your teeth (like coffee and wine) or increasing your risk of cavities (like sugar). While all food can be bad for your teeth if it lingers around long enough, some foods and beverages… Read more »