Posts Tagged "pediatric"

Want to Improve Your Oral Health? Take a Selfie!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Blogs | 0 comments

240_F_77771316_PIv5nCXy3LWz5BUaBkLBaxQxAB8EGdRWWho would have thought that taking a selfie video with your camera phone of tooth-brushing could help you improve your oral health habits? Probably not the first thing that came to your mind! However, research published in the Indian Journal of Dental Research from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that filming smart phone video selfies of tooth-brushing can help individuals learn to enhance their brushing techniques and oral health care habits.

Researchers observed participants brushing habits before the study, assessing them on how long they spent brushing, and how they brushed, including their brushing motion and angle they placed their toothbrush. Then, participants were told to start filming their brushing at home. Researchers found an improvement in all areas except the amount of time spent brushing. There was an increase in the accuracy of brushing, and an 8 percent improvement in overall brushing skill. The researchers believe that by recording a selfie, individuals may become more cognizant of their brushing and form a desire to make sure they are brushing properly.

Make sure that you’re brushing your teeth properly. Take a look at this link for tips on toothbrushing. Dental selfies may play a great role in preventing oral health diseases from arising.

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and their newest addition to the team, Dr. Zarah Ali, if you have any thoughts or concerns. The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. VanDr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other periodontal or oral surgery needs, Dr. Ghazi would be more than willing to help.

References:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810143748.htm

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Milk Helps Prevent Cavities

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Blogs | 0 comments

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Many of us have heard the famous advertising campaign, “Got Milk?” Well, it’s a good question to ask when speaking about oral health. Grabbing a glass of milk after consuming sugary foods can help reduce the risk of developing cavities, especially for children!

Tooth decay can arise when proper dental habits are not being practiced. Plaque then begins to form on tooth enamel and produces acids stimulated by the sugary foods and drinks that have been consumed leading to cavity formation.

Along with brushing, flossing, rinsing, and other necessary oral habits, milk can also help increase pH levels making the mouth less acidic. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, researchers looked at the impact of  whole milk, apple juice, and tap water after 20 participants ate cereal. Participants were asked not to brush their teeth for 24 hours so that they could test the drinks on the plaque buildup. It was found that milk helped lower the acidic levels after the consuming cereal and helped strengthen tooth enamel.

So, the next time you indulge in a cookie or other sweet treat, be sure to have a glass of milk by your side. If you have any questions about foods and drinks beneficial to your child’s oral health, your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. Van.

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and their newest addition to the team, Dr. Zarah Ali, if you have any thoughts or concerns. The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

Dr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other periodontal or oral surgery needs, Dr. Ghazi would be more than willing to help.

References:

http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/1084-research-suggests-drinking-milk-after-sweet-snacks-to-fight-decay?hq_e=el&hq_m=1054420&hq_l=2&hq_v=7c40e2efa1

http://www.medicaldaily.com/no-more-tooth-decay-6-surprising-foods-and-drinks-help-prevent-cavities-248070

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Why Sports Drinks Shouldn’t be a Social Norm

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Blogs | 0 comments

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As we all know, exercise is necessary for maintaining a healthy body. It’s important to make sure our youth are staying active and getting their daily dose of exercise. However, children who play sports often turn to readily available sports drinks including Gatorade, Powerade, and Vitamin Water to quench their thirst after a hard workout. In addition, now research has found that an increasing amount of 12-14 year olds drink sports drinks just for social reasons. According to a survey conducted by Cardiff University School of Dentistry, individuals who drink sports drinks, whether after exercising or just for fun, increase their risk of obesity and tooth decay.

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Cavities Can Hinder Growth in Children!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in Blogs | 0 comments

Tooth decay doesn’t just affect your oral health, it can even decrease growth rate! Therefore, it’s especially important for your children to protect their teeth, since they’re still in the process of growing.

The results of a recent study conducted at University College London and King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in Saudi Arabia suggest that tooth decay could delay growth in children.

Researchers examined the relationship between the heights and weights of Saudi Arabian children between six and eight years old. They discovered that children with more severe cavities were at a higher risk for being underweight and shorter than average.

Here are some ways to keep your children healthy and cavity-free:

  1. Ensure that they brush for two minutes two times a day
  2. Take proper care of your own oral health to set a good example
  3. Schedule dental appointments early on
  4. Watch what they eat (avoid sugary foods and drinks)

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and their newest addition to the team, Dr. Zarah Ali, if you have any thoughts or concerns. The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. VanDr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other periodontal or oral surgery needs, Dr. Ghazi would be more than willing to help.

Resources:

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http://dentistrytoday.com/todays-dental-news/9936-tooth-decay-may-prohibit-growth-in-children

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Think About Your Oral Health During the Summertime!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Blogs | 0 comments

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Summer is the time to relax, but it’s also the time to check on your family’s oral health!

To maintain a healthy smile and avoid damages, check out these list of tips from Colgate’s® Oral Care Center:

  • keep up your brushing (twice a day) and flossing (daily) routine
  • replace your old toothbrush
  • schedule regular dental checkups
  • avoid buying sugary snacks and drinks
  • stock up on fruits, vegetables, etc.
  • make sure your kids follow the rules at the pool!
  • prepare an emergency dental kit for your vacation

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and their newest addition to the team, Dr. Zarah Ali, if you have any thoughts or concerns. The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. VanDr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other periodontal or oral surgery needs, Dr. Ghazi would be more than willing to help.

Resources:

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http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/life-stages/childrens-oral-care/article/oral-health-tips-for-summer-0714

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