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Hop Away Easter Bunny! Candy is Bad for Your Teeth

March 28, 2013

It’s that time of year again—where you and your family celebrate the coming of spring. You might have a delicious chocolate bunny in your Easter basket, but keep in mind that candy can cause cavities.

Every time you eat a sugary snack, damaging acids form in your mouth. Children are at increased risk for cavities if they eat a lot of sugary foods, such as cookies and candy. Sticky foods, like toffee and dried fruit, can also lead to tooth decay. And drinking sweet liquids, such as soda, juice and other sweetened drinks can result in dental problems.

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Category: Eating Healthy | Holiday

Diabetes Can Hurt Your Teeth

March 26, 2013

Spiked blood sugar, weight gain and frequent infections are only a few of the symptoms people with diabetes experience.

If you have diabetes, one of the most important maintenance practices you can opt for is a good dental care routine. People with diabetes are at serious risk for mouth infections, especially periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease can damage the gum and bone tissue that hold your teeth in place and may lead to painful chewing problems. Some people with serious gum disease can even lose their teeth.

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