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Are You a "Grazer?" You Could Be Harming Your Oral Health

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Thanks to patient education and public health awareness, more people are seeing the dentist for routine care these days than ever before. So why are caries (cavities) still one of the most prevalent adult dental diseases?

Between-Meal Snacking

The answer may be found in the fact that there has been a shift in our eating habits in recent years. Specifically, there has been an increase in snacking, a habit which has become commonly known as grazing. An article was recently published in the British Dental Journal, and the results showed that 83 percent of the UK adults surveyed said they consume at least one between-meal snack a day, and 47 percent ...

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How Much Sugar Is in Your Favorite Drinks?

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We don't have to tell you that sugar is the enemy when it comes to the health of your teeth. It loves to feed on the bacteria in the plaque that sits on your teeth. If you don’t rinse your mouth or brush your teeth shortly after consuming foods or beverages loaded with sugar, bacteria breaks down sugary carbs and develops acid as a byproduct. Sugar starts the chain reaction, but acid does the damage by attacking your dental enamel and causes cavities.

Now that you understand a little bit more about the process, you can make better choices with the foods (and in particular beverages) you consume. Here’s a little ...

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3 Tips to Beat Bad Breath

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Dr. Kai Liang often hears questions from Alpharetta, GA patients about their bad breath and what they can do to get rid of it.

We’re not talking about occasional bad breath caused by odor-producing foods like onions and garlic. This is obviously a problem for your social life, but gargling with mouthwash and brushing your teeth can usually resolve it.

However, chronic bad breath (halitosis) is problematic, and reaching for the mouthwash won’t do much to help. If you’re tired of trying to cover up bad breath, here are a few tips that can help keep your breath fresh.

Three Tips for Fresher Breath

  1. When you brush your teeth, you should also brush ...

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