Smile for Fluoridated Tap Water

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

Water is a necessity. We are fortunate to live in a country where clean, safe water is available at the turn of a tap; yet some hesitate to take advantage of this resource. There are several reasons to choose tap water over bottled water, cost certainly being one of them. However, the added fluoride in our local water is the best reason to start drinking from your faucet. 

What is fluoride and why does it matter?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is released from rocks into the soil, water and air. It helps protect against cavities by decreasing demineralization of enamel caused by certain oral bacteria….

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Men’s Health Month: Dental Exams & Healthy Sleep

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

According to research published in the Journal of Periodontology, women are almost twice as likely to have received regular dental checkups in the past year, scheduled the recommended treatment and had better indicators of periodontal health.

Unfortunately for men, a casual approach to dental health could lead to some serious health issues. Routine visits to the dentist not only help prevent damage to the teeth, gums and mouth, but an exam of your mouth and teeth can also detect major (dental and medical) health conditions, so that they can be proactively addressed.

For instance,…

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Plant-Based Diets & Your Teeth

DF2 Nutrition, Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

Plant-based diets seem to be all the rage these days. While the definition of what constitutes a plant-based diet varies, this article from Healthline outlines the basic principles. Essentially, a plant-based diet limits meat and processed food, while focusing on plants — including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts.

Health benefits of a plant-based diet include weight loss and reduced risks for developing diabetes and heart disease. But what about your teeth? A diet that minimizes processed food and added sugars will improve oral health … but as with any diet,…

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