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What the Cheese!

July 19, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — texasdentistry @ 3:24 pm

Cheese wedgeDid you know that cheese is good for your teeth?

According to a new study from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), cheese protects your pearly whites from acid erosion—the breakdown of enamel brought on by coffee, tea, wine, soda, and so on. (more…)

What To Know Before Whitening

April 5, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — texasdentistry @ 7:57 pm

Teeth whiteningSo, you need a cleaning before you even think about whitening your teeth? WHAT?! Yes. A cleaning is recommended for all patients prior to whitening. Keep reading as to why this is important. 

Chasidy and Allison have teamed up to shed some light on the importance of a cleaning, also known as a Prophylaxis. Prophy for short.. Because who has time to spell out P R O P H Y L A X I S? We have some information on the difference between a basic cleaning vs. deep cleaning. Allison will also explain what Periodontal Maintenance is. (we say Perio for short. Because c’mon, the time.. Am I right?) (more…)

Sugar, how much is TOO much?

March 14, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — texasdentistry @ 4:37 pm

CandyEveryone needs a sugar fix every now and then. Right? But, is too much sugar bad for you?

Added sugar contains no essential nutrients and is bad for your teeth. (So remember to brush after your sugar intakes) Added sugars, like sucrose and high fructose corn syrup contain a whole bunch of calories with absolutely no essential nutrients.

When people eat up to 10-12% of calories as sugar or more, this can become a major problem and contribute to nutrient deficiencies. Sugar, again is harmful to your teeth because it provides easily digestible energy for the bad bacteria in the mouth. (more…)

Ready to Go Snacks for Kids

March 7, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — texasdentistry @ 2:50 pm

SNACK – PREP FOR KIDS

Learn how to create healthy self serve snacks for your kiddos. This can help kids manage independent snacking.

When children are little, they rely on us big people  to choose which foods will be made for meals and snacks.  As parents, we have to take this charge seriously! Why? The more consistent we serve fruits, veggies and other healthier options during our kids youngest years, the better we set the bar for their eating habits down the line. Plus, let’s be completely honest, little ones are not developmentally ready to choose raisins over chocolate chips. Am I right?? This doesn’t mean we have to take complete control when it comes to our kid’s diets. Nor should we! Because especially when young ones grow and mature, they need a chance to make choices, develop preferences and listen to their bodies. (more…)

How Much Sugar Is In Baby Food?

March 1, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — texasdentistry @ 9:26 pm

Sugar is everywhere in food, even in baby food.

Hidden sugar is found in so many foods, including baby foods and foods marketed specifically to our little munchkins. We are often not even aware of it’s hidden amounts. Read labels to find hidden sugar! 

Make your own foods and snacks at home to help be sugar free!

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