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Making Sure You Have Enough Vitamin D for Your Teeth

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for oral health. Among other things, your gut needs it to efficiently absorb the calcium from your food. After absorption, it helps ensure that you have enough calcium and phosphate in your blood to keep your teeth well mineralized, protected against decay. Of course, D is essential to your […]

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More Effects of Nutrition on Tooth Remineralization

Last week, we ended with a couple of basic points for naturally supporting your body’s ongoing process of tooth remineralization: Get enough minerals, especially calcium and phosphorous, but trace minerals, too. Get enough fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Now let’s dig a little deeper. For one, these are hardly the only nutrients you […]

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Minerals & Your Teeth

Keeping your teeth strong and free of decay depends on a balance between two continually occurring processes, demineralization and remineralization. Demineralization occurs under acidic conditions, especially when minerals levels are low. Calcium and phosphate end up being leached from the outer surface or enamel of the teeth. Demineralization occurs naturally to some degree, but there […]

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Teaching Kids about Teeth

Helping children learn more about their bodies and how they work is a key part of nurturing healthy habits. That includes their teeth – the topic of a new children’s book we were recently given a copy of. Open Wide by St. Louis writer Susan Grigsby is a richly illustrated journey through a wide range […]

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Reflux, PPIs, & Magnesium

Watch enough television, and you’ll come away with a pretty skewed picture of health in the US. Case in point, advertisements for proton pump inhibitors – one of the most prescribed types of pill in the nation, yet also readily available over-the-counter. Many are lured by the possibility that our heartburn can be easily relieved […]

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Giving Thanks for Your Healthy Smile

One thing we are deeply grateful for this Thanksgiving is our patients. We appreciate the trust they place in us. We’re honored that they’ve chosen our office out of many to provide for their oral health care needs. So to our patients, we say thank you. Each and every one of you is a gift. […]

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Vaping E-Cigs May Have Your Kid Smoking in No Time

Lots of folks think that vaping is safer than smoking. It’s not. And if the findings of a new study are correct, it may also pave the way for teenagers to move on to regular cigarettes in adulthood. The study, published in Pediatrics, focused on high school juniors and seniors – 152 who had never […]

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Dental Emergency – Who Ya Gonna Call?

Dental emergencies happen. They come out of left field. Intensely painful, they can swell your face and feel dangerously serious. Many folks ultimately decide their toothache warrants a visit to an emergency room or physician’s office. But are they really the best ones to deal with your problem? Not really, according to a recent study […]

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Buried In Sugar: Our Dangerous Taste for Sweets

Let’s face it: We all love the taste of sugar. Biologically, we’re hardwired to love sweets. It’s a way our bodies ensure our survival when food is scarce. But like any strength overplayed, this taste for sweetness has become our weakness. Just how weak? Here’s how we stack up to other countries in terms of […]

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From Our Archives: Healthy Diet, Healthy Teeth

By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN Although the heading seems to state the obvious, you might find this article quite interesting as we uncover the underlying events that actually occur to our teeth when our diets become compromised. Poor diets eventually invite a decaying process to develop within the oral cavity. Not eating properly, and […]

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