Your Dental Health may be at Risk With Sports and Energy Drinks

Categories: Oral Health

Sports drinks have grown in popularity since University of Florida football trainers developed Gatorade® in the 1960s. They’re widely viewed as a convenient fluid and nutrient replacement after strenuous workouts. Recently, another beverage has become wildly popular — the energy drink, whose high caffeine promises heightened concentration and physical ability. While energy drinks have raised…

How Can Chewing Gum Prevent Cavities

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Can chewing gum prevent cavities? Yes! It can if the gum is sweetened with xylitol. What is xylitol?Xylitol is a type of “sugar alcohol,” similar to sorbitol and mannitol, sugar replacements that are used in many low calorie foods. Xylitol occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables and is obtained from the bark of birch…

Understanding The Importance Of Dental X-Rays

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Because our main goal is to help you maintain optimal oral health, we use the latest proven technologies, techniques, and treatments to ensure we achieve them. One tool, radiographs or x-ray pictures, has been around for a long time with an inordinate amount of scientific research backing up both its safety and value. Here’s a…

Don’t Keep It A Secret: Tell Us About Your Dry Mouth

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Millions of people suffer from mouth dryness, but most people just never talk about it. As your dental care providers, we don’t want you to keep it a secret anymore and mouth dryness really can be a problem. Why? Saliva is a very important fluid that moisturizes, lubricates, and aids in the first stages of…

Keeping Tooth Decay At Bay

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CAMBRA — Caries Management By Risk Assessment Worried about tooth decay? Dental Decay is one of the most common and infectious diseases known to man, but it is also very preventable. Today, it is even possible to determine your risk for getting tooth decay. There are disease indicators and risk indicators that can be assessed…

Is Your Favorite Drink Dissolving Your Teeth?

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If you like soft drinks and carbonated colas, beware. Acids in these drinks may be dissolving the minerals in your teeth — a process called chemical erosion. And don’t think that natural fruit juices or sports and high energy drinks are any better than sodas. They also contain acids that dissolve the surface enamel of…

Three Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay is not trivial. It’s a worldwide epidemic, one of the most common of all diseases — second only to the common cold. It affects more than one fourth of U.S. children of ages 2 to 5 and half of those 12 to 15. Among adults, tooth decay affects more than ninety percent of…