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    Benefits of Tap Water

    With the sharp increase in the amount of patients with tooth decay over the last decade, it’s important to think of ways to improve your oral health based on your diet and oral health habits. First, try to avoid sugary and acidic drinks such as fruit juices, energy drinks, sports drinks, or sodas. These kinds of drinks can increase your risk for cavities, since they can lead to tooth erosion. In addition, if you are a parent, you should make sure to stop putting your babies to sleep with a bottle because sugars could stick to their teeth for hours. Dentists also recommend drinking tap water over bottled water due…

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    Think About Your Oral Health During the Summertime!

    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…

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    Smile for National Smile Month!

    National Smile Month, one of the biggest and oldest campaigns of the United Kingdom that promotes proper oral health, runs from May 16th to June 16th. Each year, more than 50 million people are reached and great improvements are made in the in the UK. 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Oral Health Foundation’s campaign to spread awareness on oral health issues and highlight three key tips for smile #goals: Brush at least twice a day (once before going to sleep at night) with fluoride toothpaste Reduce sugary food and drink intake Make regular visits to the dentist (as often as recommended) To support this campaign, Brighton Implant Clinic’s Dr. Bruno…

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    Pediatric Cavities Reach Record High

    A combination of the food we eat and our culture is drastically changing children’s oral health. We wish it was for the better! Our society moves at a rapid pace, which means more meals and snacks are consumed on the go. Furthermore, because of our fast paced nature, we turn to fast food and unhealthy, sometimes sugary snacks rather than nutritious options. This results in an elevated number of cavities in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement saying that “28 percent of preschoolers in the U.S. experience decay in primary or “baby teeth.” And for the first time in four decades the number is increasing.…

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    High Calorie Drinks Reduced In Schools

    A while ago, we blogged about a possible sugar tax being implemented on foods with added sugar and sweeteners, such as soft drinks. It was designed to discourage both adults and children from purchasing unhealthy food and drink. Now it seems that the next step has been taken by reducing the availability of these items in schools, helping to further combat obesity. There has been a huge reduction in drink calorie content available in schools (90%) between 2004-10. These numbers reflect the partnership between the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association with major drink companies to lessen these drinks’ availability. Vending machines in schools now look much different…