Archive for November, 2014

Keep Oral health in mind during Thanksgiving

This weekend, as your family celebrates Thanksgiving Day, it’s important to keep your oral health in mind. When preparing your holiday meal, include foods that are nutritious and beneficial for your teeth and gums. (read more)  

Traditional Thanksgiving foods for good dental health

Foods like pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes covered in clouds of toasted marshmallows, and buttery rolls might lead you to believe that there’s no way that traditional Thanksgiving foods can be healthy. However, Portland dentists Dr. Todd Beck and Dr. Jacob Morrow at South Waterfront Dental want to encourage patients of all ages that Thanksgiving foods can be

How to care for your baby’s gums and emerging teeth

Do I need to clean my baby’s gums before his teeth come in? Yes. Even before your baby sports his first tooth, it’s a good idea to get into the habit of wiping his gums with gauze or a soft wet washcloth during bath time. You don’t need to use any toothpaste yet. Simply wrap

Five Foods that Fight Bad Breath

Are you worried your friends and colleagues may be getting bowled over by your breath? Bad breath affects over half of us. It can be caused by a bunch of factors, including plaque, inflammation of the gums and decay in the mouth, smoking or even medication. It’s also often caused by something we’ve eaten. “We all know

The History of Mint in Toothpaste

Once, and only once, I saw a stranger behaving curiously in the toothpaste aisle. He was standing with his arms crossed and brow furrowed; his eyes seemed to scan everything from the top shelf to bottom, then back to the top again. I waited some time for him to move before I realized that he

How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

Do you know how many bacteria live on your toothbrush? Brace yourself! Researchers have found that a single toothbrush can be loaded with as many as 10 million germs and bacteria. In fact, recent studies even found that your toothbrush could be a breeding ground for tiny microorganisms. (read more)  

Not-So-Sweet Skinny on Sugar Free Gum

Is there a chemical downside from the sugar substitutes in your favorite sugar-free gums? The GreenGrok takes a look. (read more)  

Daily Tips for Good Dental Hygiene

Bacteria can live in your mouth in the form of plaque, causing cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. In order to keep your mouth clean, you must practice good  oral hygiene every day. (read more)  

Doggy Dentistry: Take Care of Your Pets’ Teeth, too!

Did you know that regularly brushing your dog’s teeth and providing her with a healthy diet and plenty of chew toys can go a long way toward keeping her mouth healthy? Many pooches show signs of gum disease by the time they’re four years old because they aren’t provided with proper mouth care—and bad breath

Simple saliva test may reveal deadly diseases early enough to treat them

UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing – at an early stage – diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases. (read more)  


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