Category Archives: Nutrition

Nutrition and Oral Heath Care – Infographic

 

Get to the root of it all...learn more about the link between nutrition and oral health.

Dietitians recognize that there is a link between your mouth and the foods you eat. Oral infections and diseases along with acute, chronic and terminal illnesses with oral symptoms can impact not only our ability to consume food properly, but also our health and nutrition status.

For many people, an annual dental exam is a luxury.

 

The data shows that 1/3 of older adults have untreated dental issues. 40% of this group have periodontal disease. Older adults living in poverty have twice as many dental problems as other income groups.

 

LInk between nutrition and oral health

 

Oral heath issues can be overcome with a focus on dental health education and regular visits to a dentist office. Arm yourself with the facts, and take your dental health care seriously.

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6 Summer Drinks That You Should Avoid

Summer Drinks You Should Avoid

Looking for a drink to quench your thirst in the summer heat? We've got a list of drinks you should avoid this summer, and maybe all year round.

Avoid sugary drinks in the summer

Which drink is the best choice during the summer? Should we choose healthy beverages instead of sugary drinks? What about diet soda?

Believe it or not, some drinks are better than others at cooling you down on a hot day. The heat of summer can make you throw caution to the wind with the sweet options that are out there to tempt you. You could down a few of these drinks without thinking of the consequences to your oral health. Don't let the temptation of a fruity drink destroy all your efforts of keeping your smile healthy.

Pay attention to all summer beverages that can tempt you. Some drinks are full of added...

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Halloween Candy and Your Teeth

Halloween and candy go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Harlem NYC Dentist Halloween Candy

It's impossible to shop this time of year without seeing bags of candy everywhere.

Halloween is the biggest holiday for candy manufacturers, with projection of sales of Halloween candy in 2015 will be $2.6 billion.

 

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That is a lot of candy. And a lot of potential cavities.

But this year, there is talk of mutiny. A war on sugar has been going on for a few years, due to a focus on healthier eating habits.

Changing old habits

People are search for an alternative to consuming sugar. They are cutting back on added sugar in their everyday foods, and that is a good thing.

But then Halloween comes along every year. This is the SuperBowl of Candy for some kids.

They have created (or purchased) their scariest...

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