It’s no secret that many of the foods that come around during the holiday season aren’t all that great for your health. But many of these sugary, fatty, or high-calorie foods aren’t just bad for your overall health -- they’re also bad for your teeth. These five holiday foods should be enjoyed in moderation this holiday season, to avoid damaging your teeth.
Do you have a serious sweet tooth? If so, it can sometimes be hard to resist the allure of sugar. The white, glistening crystalline substance we call table sugar is pure sucrose. Historically, it either didn’t exist or was very expensive, depending on what region and time period you’re talking about. But today, widespread cultivation of sugarcane and sugar beets has made sugar cheaper and more plentiful than ever before.
It’s already November, and you know what that means: it’s almost Thanksgiving. With Halloween behind us, we’re already diving headlong into the holidays. This time of year can be risky for your teeth -- not to mention other aspects of your health. This festive season brings all kinds of tasty treats and food items. From seasonal cookies and pies, to comforting savory dishes like stuffing and roast turkey, there’s a particular variety of cuisine that, for Americans, is distinctively holiday food.
Updated August 19, 2016
Are you one of the many Americans that wake up in a fog? Do you groggily shuffle to the coffeepot to make yourself a cup of coffee before you can start to function for the day? Coffee seems to be an absolute morning need for some of us to start our day and actually wake up. Some people like coffee to wake them up while others like the routine of a hot, steaming cup of Joe. Still, others enjoy the warmth it brings them on a cold, wintry morning.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry estimates that Americans spend $2.75 billion annually on cosmetic dentistry, but how many people actually know how to protect their investment?
Did your parents ever warn you about eating taffy or candy apples, describing in lurid terms what those foods might do to your fillings? Those sticky candies aren't the only things that are ruining your beautiful smile and causing you to spend more time in a dentist chair. There's a long list of foods that aren't good for your teeth, and some of them might surprise you.
Updated August 19, 2016
Nowadays it is difficult to make sure your child is getting a healthy, nutritious meal. With parents so busy and kids in so many activities, sometimes it is hard to make a home cooked meal. When you are at home, you have to rely on boxed or prepackaged foods, which are not always a healthy option. When you are away from home, unfortunately, you have to have the kids eat fast food. Of course, they like this option, but you do not.
If you want to care for your body, you need to look after your teeth. Brush twice a day, visit your dentist, and eat a healthy diet. Read this guide for advice.
Superfoods are great for general health as well as our dental health. Find out what superfoods will give you the nutrients you need for healthy teeth and gums.
Are you looking for a natural way to heal cavities to avoid another filling? Learn the most important thing you can do for the health of your teeth and gums.
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