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Surf City Dentist News

October 2016

Smoking and Tooth Loss

We have all been told that smoking is bad for our overall health. But did you know that it’s bad for your dental health? Few smokers are aware of the risks to their teeth caused by smoking, so if you are a smoker and are concerned about maintaining healthy teeth and gums, you are already ahead of the game!

In addition to causing unsightly staining and yellowing of teeth, the Academy of General Dentistry reports that smoking one pack of cigarettes per day can lead to the loss o…  < READ MORE>

Dental Care for Patients with Diabetes

More than 23 million people in the United States have diabetes. If you’re one of them, it’s easy to understand why you’d want to know how diabetes affects your oral health. You might be surprised to learn that if your blood glucose levels are poorly controlled, you are more likely to develop serious gum disease (periodontists) and lose more teeth than people who don’t have diabetes. In turn, periodontists may cause your blood sugar to rise, making your diabetes harder to control.


Get Smart About Sippy Cups

Sippy cups are as much a mainstay of infancy and toddler-hood as diapers and onesies. These clever cups come complete with a tight lid and a spill-proof bill-shaped spout. They’ve helped make the transition from nursing and bottle feeding to drinking from a cup less messy for thousands of little ones over the years. What could possibly be wrong with that?

Turns out a sippy cup can contribute to tooth decay in much the same way as a baby bottle. Prolonged, constant sucking on a …


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