Diet Archive

Apr
10

Tea for Your Teeth

Many drink options can contribute to issues with dental health. Whether it’s the acid in fruit juices or the acid and sugar in soft drinks, it’s hard finding drinks that don’t harm teeth or, in fact help them. Tea is one of the best drinks for your teeth, research has found. This is especially true […]

Dec
7

Oral Concerns of Older Adults

As we age, our over all health and needs change, and oral health is no exception. As we get older, it is important to maintain a healthy diet so that our bodies continue to get all the vitamins and minerals needed to support our overall health, and oral health. Older adults, however, face certain challenges […]

Dec
1

Sugar Substitutes & Your Teeth

Sugar vs. the Substitutes While you may have switched to a sugar substitute to save your waistline, it is possible that it could be saving your enamel as well. Sugar substitutes do not have the same effect on teeth as sugar does. While sugar fuels the bacteria in plaque, creating acids that wear away at […]

Oct
3

Your Brain on Candy

While candy is a well-known culprit when it comes to tooth decay and cavities, it is also known as the downfall of many weight loss plans. When times get tough, we seem to always reach for the unhealthy treats, and it turns out that there is a scientific reason for us. With Halloween just around […]

Mar
7

Why Do Some Healthy Foods Cause Tooth Decay?

One British mother was very unhappy when her five-year-old son needed a tooth pulled. Like many parents, she didn’t give her son soda or fruit juice often and couldn’t understand how his teeth had gotten so bad. After asking her dentist, it turned out that the culprit was a healthy food. It was dried fruit […]

Feb
20

Vegetarian? Your Dental Health Could be at Risk

We all have different prerogatives when discussing food choices. One of the major food prerogatives nowadays is becoming a vegetarian. Some of us choose this lifestyle but do we ever consider any of the consequences associated with it? In terms of dental health, there are some concerns related to being a vegetarian. With this special […]

Jan
24

Good Eats for Great Teeth

When we eat, we rarely think about how our favorite foods affect our teeth. Well, we should! Various foods can have very different impacts on our oral health. Here are some types of food that are recommended and some that are not. Follow these, and your smile will remain radiant and you’ll feel healthier overall […]

Dec
7

Is Alcohol Contributing to Periodontal Disease?

While it is known that alcohol consumption can seriously affect your liver and other organs, what about your mouth? One study in the Journal of Periodontology, done by Brazilian researchers has found that alcohol can contribute to periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease. According to the study, drinking can heighten risk factors for periodontitis […]

Nov
21

Fruits for Whiter Teeth?

Hailed as the cheap and organic alternative to teeth whitening, fruit concoctions have arisen as the new way to get those pearly whites. But is there any truth to all these claims? A study at the University of Iowa points to no. Associate Professor So Ran Kwon tested homemade strawberry-baking soda mix, over the counter […]

Nov
9

Blueberries to the Rescue

Gum inflammation, or gingivitis, is a common affliction, one that can be a precursor to more serious dental issues. The build-up of bacteria-laden plaque on teeth can lead to gum or periodontal disease. While we all know the standard preventative measures – brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly – a new weapon has been […]