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Is Fruit Juice the Better Option for Your Child’s Teeth?

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We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth. But what about juices that don’t have added sugar and are 100% juice? Many parents choose this juice for their kids thinking it’s the better option. Of course, juice is more nutritious than soda or energy drinks. However, how good is 100% fruit juice for your child’s teeth? Here we discuss why you should be wary and still limit consumption of juices, especially when it comes to your child’s smile.

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: IS FRUIT JUICE THE BETTER OPTION FOR YOUR CHILD’S TEETH?

The Dental Diet: How Nutrition Can Enhance Your Dental Health

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Your diet directly affects your oral health. Think about it—your mouth is the first thing the food touches in your body! It makes sense that the kinds of foods we eat would be either beneficial or harmful to our smiles. If you’ve wondered which foods are helping and which are hurting, this list is for you. Here’s how nutritious foods can enhance your dental health and impress your dentist at your next check up!

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: THE DENTAL DIET: HOW NUTRITION CAN ENHANCE YOUR DENTAL HEALTH

Can Dry Mouth Lead to Tooth Decay?

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There are many things that can cause dry mouth. From medications to mouth breathing to dehydration, people often don’t stop and consider the harmful effects of having a dry mouth. The truth is that having a dry mouth is hugely damaging to your smile. Our teeth are meant to be constantly bathed in saliva for a reason! Here’s how dry mouth can lead to tooth decay

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: CAN DRY MOUTH LEAD TO TOOTH DECAY?

Avoiding Preventative Dental Treatment?

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People avoid preventative dental services for all kinds of reasons. For some, making the time to go to the appointment for your checkup and cleaning can be a hassle. For others, the lack of dental insurance plays a major role. Some people even experience dental anxiety that keeps them away form the dentist office, even if they can afford care. The cost of ignoring any warning signs your smile may be giving you is much higher than the cost of preventative care. Here’s why people avoid the dentist and how they can still receive care.

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS AREN’T RECEIVING THE PREVENTATIVE DENTAL TREATMENT THEY NEED

Oral Care for Infants

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Taking care of your baby’s mouth both before and after they get their teeth is so important. By the time your baby is a year old, he or she should have some teeth and will need to see the dentist for their first checkup!

Cleaning your baby’s mouth can help remove bacteria and keep their oral cavity clean. Through proper care, your child’s teeth will be healthy when they arrive and your baby will be used to regular cleanings. This is an important part of ensuring he or she will better adjust to tooth brushing when they are a bit older. Here’s how you can effectively and safely care for your infant’s mouth.

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: ORAL CARE FOR INFANTS

My Teeth Look and Feel Fine. Do I Need a Checkup?

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Absolutely yes! By the time you experience any oral health symptoms, the problem has long been present. This includes issues like gum disease, where your gums will eventually begin bleeding and your teeth become loose. This also includes tooth decay, which frequently goes unnoticed until a toothache occurs. By this time, the cavity may be so large that the tooth is unable to be saved. The point is that getting a checkup can prevent many oral health problems. Early detection of these conditions can also minimize your treatment costs and save your smile! Here are other essential reasons you need a dental checkup even with healthy teeth.

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: MY TEETH LOOK AND FEEL FINE. DO I NEED A CHECKUP?

Gum Disease in Children: Signs, Effects & What to Do

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Gum disease isn’t just for adults. It can affect kids of any age who have either their primary or adult teeth. The beginning stage is gingivitis, which can progress to more advanced stages of gum disease if not treated. Ensuring your children take care of their teeth is one way to prevent gum disease, but this sneaky oral health problem can often happen before parents realize the signs. Here are the signs of gum disease in children as well as how it will affect your child and what you can do!

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: GUM DISEASE IN CHILDREN: SIGNS, EFFECTS, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO

Holiday Foods Most Likely to Give You Cavities

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Taking care of your oral health is important year-round, but considering the many food temptations of the holidays, it’s easy to slip up and enjoy treats this time of year. Being mindful of the top holiday foods that’ll give you cavities is important so that you can know what’s safe to indulge in and what foods are best avoided if possible. So what are the top holiday foods to give you cavities? Here are the top five foods of the season that can ruin your smile!

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

 

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#Weloveourpatients – Hear what Gloryann has to say

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The highest complement we can receive are kind words from our patients. Our doctors and entire team enjoy sharing what are patients have to say, including this new review from our patient:
 

 “My first visit was very pleasant. I’m usually nervous at the dentist, but here I was so relaxed. I felt welcome and at ease.”

 

– GLORYANN MCGLYNN

Beware! Top Foods That’ll Crack a Tooth

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Taking care of your smile is more than just brushing and flossing—it’s also being choosy about the foods you eat. Everyone knows that sugar is bad for your teeth, but there are plenty of other foods that can damage your teeth as well. These include hard foods that can crack or chip your teeth—a cracked tooth needs to be seen by your dentist, as it could eventually lead to tooth decay or tooth loss! In this article, Dr. Kanumilli explains the top foods that can crack a tooth.

Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: BEWARE! TOP FOODS THAT’LL CRACK A TOOTH