Is Sugar Bad for Teeth?

Is Sugar Bad for TeethA popular misconception is that candy rots your teeth, but don’t blame candy for your cavities.  Beverages like soda pop or fruit juices also wreak havoc with teeth, causing tooth decay.  Below, are the causes for tooth decay, so you can be an informed consumer going forward and help preserve those pearly whites.
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Fun Facts About Teeth

dentures-are-funnyHere’s some fun facts and figures you can sink your teeth into.  They are guaranteed to give you a grin, maybe even make you LOL and show everyone your pearly whites.

About Teeth

Whether you’re long in the tooth and wear them, or poor dental hygiene or an accident caused you to lose your natural teeth and wear dentures, they are not really a laughing matter, though many people poke fun at artificial teeth.  Some folks are blessed to get dentures that fit perfectly, while others resort to leaving their teeth in a glass, taking them out only to eat meals.

Dentures are funny only when they are a wind-up pair of choppers that hop on plastic feet until they wind down.  When we were kids, we delighted in those waxy, fang-like dentures that we stuck over our natural teeth, and when we tired of that gag, we chewed them up, their sticky red substance glomming all over our lips – ahh, youth.

We know there are many ways that people describe dentures, among them: choppers, store-bought teeth, china clippers, falsies, china chompers, box teeth, chain-store teeth and take-out teeth.  Some people even refer to the place where they clean and soak their dentures as a chopper-hopper.  Most people who wear dentures just grin and bear it – that is some 20 million people in the USA that wear dentures by the way.

Dentures or partial plates have been around for a while, in fact…
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Halloween and Dental Health

Halloween and Dental HealthIt’s almost here… Halloween! The trick-or-treating. The parties. The costumes. The ghouls and goblins. The candy. Oh, the candy. It’s a time of year that can bring your kids loads of fun… and, if they’re not careful, loads of cavities. Naturally, as a parent, you want your children to have the time of their lives choosing their costumes, getting all ready for that big party or night of going to door-to-door with their friends. But you don’t want them to overdo it on the candy, and not just because you don’t want them getting all hyped up on sugar, either. You know that all that extra sugar can lead to cavities. And what’s a cavity? It’s nothing more than tooth decay. If you’re a parent who’s dreading Halloween for its notorious ability to bring on the tooth decay, try following some of these dental health tips to help keep your kids’ teeth healthy no matter how much candy they get. Continue reading “Halloween and Dental Health”

Best Candy for Teeth

Best Candy for TeethSay what?! Best candy for teeth?! Is there such a thing? You bet. Fact: Your kids love Halloween. Fact: They want to go trick-or-treating. Fact: You’re going to let them (or suffer the consequences of whiny kids from now until next Halloween). Fact: They’re going to get lots and lots (and lots) of sweet, sugary, sticky, ooey, gooey candies. So, what can you, as a parent, do about all these facts?  Do you put your foot down and forbid your kids from going trick-or-treating? Not likely. Or, do you just throw in the towel and let ’em have at it? Of course not. Believe it or not, there is some middle ground here. Not all of your kids’ Halloween treats are ghoulish on their teeth. In fact, some of it isn’t so bad at all, and some is actually good. Here are some dental health tips about the best types of candy for teeth that can help parents sift through all the scary information about the effects of Halloween candy on their kids’ teeth. Continue reading “Best Candy for Teeth”