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Sipping, Snacking and Tooth Decay

In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month, we have some best practices for parents when it comes to healthy diets for kids to reduce the risk of tooth decay. Many parents across the country will issue a common refrain at dinnertime tonight: ―You’d better eat that--it’s good for you!‖ There’s another old favorite in the parental arsenal of dietary admonitions: ―Don’t eat that—it’ll rot your teeth!‖ Now more than ever, kids are faced with a bewildering array of food choices -- ... Read more
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What Makes My Teeth Feel Fuzzy?

Have you ever run your tongue over your teeth only to encounter a rough texture that makes you want to immediately grab a toothbrush? If you’ve ever been baffled by that fuzzy feeling, you’re not alone, and there are a few reasons for it. Let’s take a look at some of the causes: Foods with Oxalic Acid Foods high in oxalic acid like spinach, beets, and rhubarb certainly contain beneficial nutrients, but unfortunately the oxalate crystals can create a sticky feeling on your ... Read more