A Sweeter Smile Without Sugar

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The best dentist in La Mesa recommends no sugar.

As the holidays have passed, there’s no doubt many of us still have indulgent goodies left over, sitting on the counter waiting to be devoured. The temptation is strong and it can feel wasteful to just throw it away. When polled, two in five Americans said the one thing they cannot live without is sugary foods. Unfortunately, American doctors and healthcare professionals have come to terms with the fact that many of their patients have sugar addictions. Studies show that there is a correlation between oral disease and daily diet. Specifically, prevalence of periodontal disease has been linked to sugar and carbohydrate intake.

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Are Heart Disease and Gum Disease Cousins?

Are Heart Disease and Gum Disease CousinsGum disease, or periodontal disease, affects millions of people worldwide. In some cases, symptoms can be very minor, presenting at slight gum swelling or bleeding when flossing. In other cases, patients may experience severe pain and discomfort. Either way, it is important to contact the dentist at the very first signs of gum disease, because studies show that ignoring these findings can cause major pathology for years to come. There have been studies which prove a relationship between periodontal disease and cardiac complications.

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Right From The Dentist’s Mouth!

ARight From The Dentist Moutht Dr Feinberg’s office, we love to see our patients, but we know that the dental chair may not be their favorite spot in the San Diego area to visit! We have some pretty valuable advice which we would like to share with all of our current and future patients below!

No matter how tired you are, don’t skip brushing!

The easiest and oldest tip comes from ancient times: brush twice daily! This is the most effective way to clean your teeth and maintain your oral hygiene. Using a brush classified as “soft” will give you the best cleaning, for both your teeth and gums. The brush should be held at a forty five degree angle and your hand should move in a steady, circular motion. Make yours the toothpaste you are using is ADA approved as well as enriched with fluoride.

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Don’t Chew That! : Dangers of Chewing Tobacco

Don’t Chew That!

Don't Chew That! Dangers of Chewing TobaccoFor years, chewing tobacco was considered to be a cool, masculine habit. It was made extremely popular by American athletes, especially major league baseball players. However, chewing tobacco has a variety of harmful effects on the mouth, as well as overall wellness. Chewing tobacco, as well as tobacco products which are smoked, are the leading cause of oral, head and neck cancer diagnosis.

In 1993, chewing tobacco was banned from major league baseball, as well as other major league sporting organizations. The Oral Health Association of America is a prominent force in the fight against chewing tobacco. This product has lead directly to a variety of health complications, as well as highly impacting the vanity of the face and mouth. Dark, unsightly stains on the gums, teeth and lips are prominent in almost all people who utilize these products.

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Are All Toothbrushes Created Equal?

Are All Toothbrushes Created EqualDentists agree that the quality of your toothbrush will have a direct impact on your oral health.

Throughout history, people have always recognized the need to practice proper dental hygiene. However, in today’s modern age, we have a variety of products readily available to us. How do we know which toothbrush and paste are truly best?

We have come a long way from the twigs our ancient ancestors used to use to clean their teeth. The very first toothbrushes which featured bristles are dates back to the year 1,000 which were made of horsehair and ivory. In 1938, the first “modern day” toothbrush was created in France and caused a dental phenomenon.

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