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Healthy Tips

Exercise does the body good, right? It turns out the answer isn’t the simple “yes.” A new study, published by the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, found that too much exercising may have a negative impact on oral health. read more

  • Toothbrushes

Did you know that you should be changing your toothbrush every three months? This means that you should be switching it at least one extra time between your routine appointments (or more, if you are not seeing the dentist every six months). read more

  • Electric versus manual toothbrush

Advertisements for electric toothbrushes are becoming more common, with the toothbrushes touting an increasing amount of features. The big question is: are they really that much better than their manual counterpart? read more

  • 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