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Make Sure To Brush Often For You And Your Baby

Dr. Maryam Brazdo want you to take every precaution with your teeth especially when you are pregnant. The New York Times reported that, "pregnant women have an increased risk for periodontal disease because the increased levels of progesterone that accompany pregnancy. This can cause an exaggerated response to plaque bacteria. This means that pregnant women are more likely to develop problems such as gingivitis even if you follow a regular oral health care routine." The most common form of gingivitis is in response to bacterial biofilms (also called plaque) adherent to tooth surfaces, termed plaque-induced gingivitis. It is most common to occur between months 2 to...
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A Healthy Diet Will Strengthen Your Teeth

Artistic Touch Dentistry wants you to consider adhering to a healthy diet, not only because it’s good for your body but also because it’s good for your teeth. There are so many different foods out there that it’s hard to remember what is good for your teeth and what is not. Although it’s relatively easy to remember that foods and drinks with a lot of sugars aren’t good for your teeth, it’s hard to know that bananas can be bad for your teeth as well. Why is this? A banana is a fruit filled with potassium, so it’s good for you all around right? Wrong. Bananas are bad...
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Sports Drinks Can Cause Irreversible Damage

Although sports drinks and energy drinks are nice to consume every once in a while, Artistic Touch Dentistry wants you to be aware of the consequences. If it’s late at night and you need to get some work done, you pop open a Redbull or a Monster, right? This is the trend among college students, making coffee a thing of the past. If you have to pull an all-nighter, a six-pack of energy drinks is going to be your new best friend. However, the American Dental Association reported that energy drinks, as well as sports drinks, are causing irreversible damage to the teeth. The high acidity levels in...
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Baby Teeth Are More Important Than You Think

When you are a first time parent it can be overwhelming with all the information out there, but we want to help in every way they can to make your bundle of joy as happy and healthy as ever. Even though you may not realize it, your child’s baby teeth are important. Just because they are going to fall out in a few years doesn’t mean you should neglect them seeing as they are still susceptible to cavities. This tooth decay is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. These baby teeth help make sure your child’s adult teeth come in correctly. Here are a few tips...
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Reduce Soda Consumption To Save Your Teeth

Our dentists at Artistic Touch Dentistry want you to know how you can best take care of your teeth so they do not cause you any problems. It has been found that people who drink 3 or more glasses of soda each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others. On a scorching hot day it’s extremely refreshing to reach into the fridge and grab a nice cold soda. But have you ever thought about the effects that soda is having on your teeth? Probably not, because I know that when I’m enjoying that refreshing beverage I’m not thinking about the bad effects...
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