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Concerned About White Marks on Your Teeth?

Concerned About White Marks on Your Teeth?

Do you have white marks on your teeth? It is important to know that these can be prevented through good oral hygiene, diet, and regular visits to your dental provider. Here are four tips to help you prevent white marks from showing up on your teeth. Four Tips to Prevent White Marks on Your Teeth Brush frequently and thoroughly, as…

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Diet Tips to Prevent Kids’ Dental Problems
Diet Tips to Prevent Kids’ Dental Problems

What kids eat may be the key to reducing kids’ dental problems like cavities. Surprisingly enough, just changing a few dietary habits may have huge benefits when it comes to kids’ dental health. Here are just a few tips to help you keep problems in check using their diets.  Calcium and Vitamin D A balanced diet that includes calcium and…

Hydration and Dental Health for Kids
Hydration and Dental Health for Kids

Did you know hydration and dental health are connected? When kids drink water they are helping improve their own oral health. Drinking water does a lot more than keeping your child hydrated. It can also help to promote good dental health. Dr. Shiva Basir states that fluoridated water, in particular, has numerous benefits for your teeth. Here are a few…

Are Tooth Whitening Products Child Appropriate?
Are Tooth Whitening Products Child Appropriate?

Teeth-whitening products have become extremely popular in recent years, but are they safe for your children to use? Most dentists, including your New York dentist, Dr. Shiva Basir, recommend that no whitening products be used on your children until they reach the age of 14. By then, all baby teeth are gone, and adult teeth have fully emerged. Teeth-whitening programs…

Pacifiers: How You Clean Them Impacts Allergies
Pacifiers: How You Clean Them Impacts Allergies

Popping your baby’s pacifier in your mouth to clean it might sound gross to some people, but a new study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting suggests that the practice might actually prevent allergies in your baby and improve their immune system. Of all the mothers in the study who reported pacifier use…

Tonsils, Adenoids, and Oral Health
Tonsils, Adenoids, and Oral Health

Tonsils and adenoids play an important role in maintaining good oral health. The tonsils are found in the back of the throat. The adenoids are found in the back of nose above the soft palate. Both the tonsils and adenoids remove bacteria from the mouth when you breathe in. Because they fight infections, the tonsils and adenoids can become infected…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Dental Perspective
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Dental Perspective

Oral health traverses the borders of perfect pearly teeth. It’s little wonder that the Surgeon General has said that your mouth is the window to the health of your general body. In essence, your dentist could play a significant role in picking up early signs of yet-to-fully-develop health complications. Obstructive sleep apnea is one example. What about sleep apnea? Sleep…