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Can Mouth Breathing Negatively Impact Your Dental Health?

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Breathing through your mouth usually only happens at certain times: when you have a cold and can’t breathe through your nose, possibly during intensive exercise, and if you have a medical condition such as asthma.

However, mouth breathing isn’t considered normal and it can even be harmful to your oral health. If you breathe through your mouth regularly, you should be aware of how it might impact your smile. Here’s how mouth breathing could negatively impact dental health!

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

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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

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

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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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.

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All About E-Cigarettes

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E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to conventional cigarettes. Although they’ve allowed many people to avoid cigarettes, they still utilize nicotine. The adjustable amounts of this highly addictive poison that are used in e-cigarettes can still harm your smile. Dr. Kanumilli explains the risks e-cigarettes pose to oral health.

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Simple Tips to Fight Bad Breath

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No one likes having bad breath. While nearly everyone experiences that bad morning breath, others worry about their breath while at work or out and about. Fighting bad breath starts with a thorough morning brushing, but what can you do after that second cup of coffee while at work or after that tuna sandwich at lunch to make your bad breath go away?

 

Read the full article here: FIGHT BAD BREATH—ON THE GO!