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What Are Dental Veneers? 5 Of The Most Common Questions Answered

Answering common questions such as how much do dental veneers cost, are dental veneers safe and more

Dental veneers.  You’ve seen them in the magazines, you have heard your friends or co workers talk about them, maybe you have even thought about them.  What exactly are dental veneers and are they a treatment option that will work for you?  Today we will answer some of your most common questions regarding dental veneers so that you are able to better understand exactly what goes on behind the scenes of those Hollywood smiles.

5 Of The Most Common Dental Veneer Questions Answered

What Are Dental Veneers?

Simply put, tooth veneers are esthetic coverings of the portions of the teeth that are visible when a person smiles.  Not only can veneers make a ...

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Rising Athletes Subject To Rising Tooth Decay: Are Sports Drinks To Blame?

Are sports drinks really good for you? As athletes begin to see a rise in decay, we evaluate why.

A recent study by the British Dental Journal reports that elite athletes have a high incidence of oral disease despite brushing and flossing regularly 1.  While these results may not be exactly the same for athletes everywhere, a closer look at the habits of athletes reveals why these results make sense.  Athletes need fuel, and what does “fuel” typically translate into?  That’s right, many times, these elite athletes are being fueled by sugar and carbohydrates.  But are sports drinks really good for you?  Let’s look at the details.

Are Sports Drinks Good For You?

Have you ever really considered what is in a sports drink?  Other than the refreshingly tangy ...

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Fluoride And IQ: Is There A Connection?

Does fluoride lower IQ in children? One study suggests so, let's break down the details.

You may have noticed an article circulating online about a recent study published by the Journal Of American Medical Association Pediatrics regarding prenatal fluoride exposure and child IQ. The conclusions of this study did show that there was an association between prenatal fluoride exposure and a lower IQ in those children exposed.  Scary and thought provoking right?  Well, let’s look at this in a but more detail.

 First of all, let me say that I find it very important to stay up to date with the latest research, and I am happy that more research is being done on fluoride.  With that said, I think that each research study needs to ...

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Pack This Not That: 9 School Lunch Swaps For Healthy Bodies And Healthy Teeth

Easy school lunch swap ideas that are healthy for both teeth and body.

Can you believe it is back to school time already?  I for one can not believe it at all.  I am also in disbelief that my girls will be starting kindergarten this year, but that is a whole emotional saga for another day.  Today, let’s talk about healthy food choices.  Let’s talk about how we can make healthy swaps in the everyday packed lunch routine that are suitable alternatives to traditional higher sugar content.  I know when it comes to packing healthy lunches it comes down to two things: cost and convenience.  Let’s also throw in a third contender and that would be child approval, because we all know that ...

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Should You Switch To Black Floss? A Hello Charcoal Floss Review

Our Hello Charcoal Floss review goes into details on the natural ingredients, effectiveness and more

I don’t know about you, but I am known to scour the depths of the internet anytime I am about to make a purchase – big or small, it doesn’t matter!  I love to see honest reviews about products to help me decide if it is right for me and my family and I am sure there are many that can relate to this.  In fact, many of you may not know this, but I have a blog (Color Your Health) where I post reviews from time to time about non toxic and clean living products that I try out.  These review posts are always very well received ...

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Does Lemon Juice Affect Tooth Enamel? The Sour Truth That May Save Your Teeth

Lemon juice can affect and dissolve tooth enamel causing cavities and sensitivity, here's why.

When you picture summer, chances are high that visions of lemons pop in there somewhere.  Rightfully so, these tart yet sweet citrus fruits pack a yummy punch in just about any drink or food concoction.  But we are here to remind you not to get too carried away with lemon juice as it truly can affect your tooth enamel and overall tooth sensitivity.  How you ask?  Let's discuss a few details that will hopefully answer all of your lemon questions!  And just a side note - we love lemons around here and certainly consume them responsibly, so we will be sharing five of our favorite lemon recipes at the end ...

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Do Babies Get Runny Noses When Teething? Answers To The Questions Every Parent Has About Teething

Answering some of the most common teething questions - runny nose, sequence, evening pain and more!

I would say that among every other dental topic, the questions I get asked most from my other mom friends is in regards to the dreaded teething phase.  I certainly know a thing or two about the topic and have seen several children (my own included) in the thick of the teething phase yet I will just come right out and say that there is no one EASY answer.  However, like most things, the more you know about something the better prepared you can be for it.  So today I will answer a few of the most common questions that I get asked about as a pediatric dentist.

Do Babies Get ...

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