February 2019 Archives

Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?

pouring green juice into a glassAt the start of every new year, most of us begin to reevaluate our waistlines and opt for a healthier lifestyle. With the growing popularity of juicing in recent years, more of our patients have been turning to this diet as a means of increasing their fruit and vegetable intake. While blending veggies, fruits, and other nutrients together can be very beneficial for overall health, do you really know the effects on your oral health?

The Effects of Juicing on the Teeth

When you consume a fruit and vegetable drink, you’re exposing your teeth to the acids that come from these foods as well. Over time, these acids can cause staining and erosion damage to your teeth. Many people notice that their teeth feel sticky or rough after juicing for more than a couple of days. Thankfully, Dr. Zohreh Rasouli at Oyster Bay Orthodontics has a few easy tips to help maintain great oral health while drinking yourself to a better you.Read more on Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?…

The information provided in this blog is not to be taken as medical advice.

Could Your Diabetes Effect Your Orthodontic Treatment?

man checking his blood sugarAlthough diabetes has become a fairly common disease in most recent years, it is still very serious and should be managed properly to avoid damaging effects to the body. These damaging effects include threats to your oral health that can greatly influence your orthodontic treatment.

Diabetes and Gum Disease

The connection between diabetes and periodontal disease is closer than most people think. Did you know that those with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease? For this reason, it is important for people with diabetes to understand its effects and practice good oral hygiene before, during and after orthodontic treatment.Read more on Could Your Diabetes Effect Your Orthodontic Treatment?…

The information provided in this blog is not to be taken as medical advice.

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