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Sugar Shockers

June 18, 2012

When we think of sugary sweets, we usually think of desserts like cookies, cakes or candy. However, high amounts of sugar can be found in some unlikely places including low-fat snack foods, spaghetti sauces and canned fruit. Just because a food claims to be nutritional, doesn't mean it isn't full of sugar. This begs the question, how much sugar is too much?
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Category: Eating Healthy

Fruits and Veggies Help Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

June 11, 2012

We all know that fruits and vegetables are the foundation of a healthy diet – they are low in calories and dense in nutrients, which means they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.

Many of us, however, struggle to consume the recommended daily minimums of fruits and vegetables. Here is a quick reminder of how fruits and vegetables are important to our bodies and our smiles.
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Dentists May See First Signs of Acid Reflux

June 04, 2012

Everyone knows that painful burning sensation radiating from inside the chest–heartburn. Persistent symptoms, more than twice weekly, may be a sign of Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease, or GERD. However, not everyone with GERD suffers from heartburn. In fact, you may have GERD and not even know it.

Commonly called acid reflux, the condition is caused when the esophageal sphincter, which separates the stomach from the esophagus, allows acid to seep out of the stomach. Many times this acid causes heartburn, but not always. In the absence of heartburn symptoms, sometimes the first indication that an individual suffers from GERD is the erosion of the hard enamel surface covering the back teeth or molars.
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