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Healthy Tips
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Home remedies for various health problems are quite common. In some cases, they are backed by scientific evidence, while others are purely anecdotal. One alternative health practice that is gaining popularity is consuming apple cider vinegar. Whether supported by science or not, people praise apple cider vinegar as a method to treat acne, fight diabetes, stimulate weight loss, and help prevent cancer. Few people, however, are aware of the effects of using apple cider vinegar in regard to teeth. read more

  • Cup of hot chocolate

Cold weather calls for warm drinks. It’s the season for speciality coffee or hot chocolate, tea, hot apple cider, or maybe even a hot toddy. But many, if not all, of these drinks can harm your teeth with their sugary contents, or stain your teeth with their dark color. We don’t think that should stop you from enjoying that warm cup of joe, though! Here are a few tips we suggest to enjoy your sips, without the stains. read more

  • Anti Inflammatory Foods

We all know that eating healthy helps ward off obesity and a variety of diseases. However, research also shows that eating certain foods can help prevent tooth loss. Studies have shown that people who ate an anti-inflammatory diet were less prone to tooth loss. read more

We realize that a trip to the dentist isn’t everyone’s favorite activity. However, it is an important one. Not only do routine and specialty visits keep your teeth healthier and minimize your risk for cavities, they can also save your life. read more

Brushing your teeth is a good and healthy habit! But we’ve all heard the question, “is there ever too much of a good thing?” In the case of dentistry, there is. read more

Minnesota summers can be hot and muggy. On days when the temps and humidity are high, it can be very tempting to reach for ice-cold lemonade, or grab a can of pop from the refrigerator. Unfortunately, both of those drinks are bad for your teeth due to the acidity and sugar content. Here are several alternatives that are less acidic, and lower on sugar, to keep your mouth happy. read more

  • Tobacco Ruins Teeth

We think it’s time for an important conversation. It’s well known that smoking and chewing tobacco is detrimental to both your oral health and overall health. Many people know that it especially increases the risk for oral cancer and lung cancer.

But do you know the other ways in which tobacco products affect your mouth? read more

  • Healthy fruit and fruit juices harm teeth

We applaud you for taking care of your health and consuming good-for-you foods. But, even foods that are good for your body are not always good for your teeth. (By no means does that mean stop eating them!) If you frequently consume the following foods, you’ll want to make sure you’re also giving your teeth some extra attention. read more

  • Cough syrup

Somehow it always happens: winter shows signs of ebbing, and you find yourself laid up in bed with a cold (or worse, the flu).

It can be difficult to find the energy to do anything when you’re hit with illness… and you’re likely not focusing on what sort of havoc it’s wreaking on your teeth. But the harsh reality is the things you do in an attempt to improve your overall health can damage your oral health.

Let’s take a closer look. read more

  • Woman smiling and eating chocolate

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. A day specifically dedicated to showing those you love how much you care—usually with sweets and treats galore. But don’t forget to show your teeth some TLC, too! Instead of showering yourself and the special people in your life with baked goods and candy, here are some ideas to show your love in other ways this Valentine’s Day. read more