Dark Chocolate is Good for Teeth!

DARK CHOCOLATE is GOOD for your teeth! Dark chocolate is a far better alternative than other sugary and sticky desserts. Good quality dark chocolate has traces of cocoa bean husk, which is a great source of antioxidants for the whole body. But wait, research shows that dark chocolate also has anti-cariogenic factors, which means that it can protect your beautiful teeth from getting cavities! Sounds too…

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Geographic Tongue – Red Patches on the Tongue

Patches on your tongue may be due to an inflammatory condition called benign migratory glossitis (BMG). This condition has many names, the most common one being 'geographic tongue', but medical practitioners may also refer to it as 'erythema migrans' or 'migratory stomatitis'.  What Does Geographic Tongue Look Like? This is a harmless, chronic and benign condition. People will often notice red patches…

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Stop Teeth from Shifting During Pregnancy

Many women who have had babies have mentioned that their lower teeth have shifted. That raises the question; “Can pregnancy cause teeth to move?” But, what if there’s a solution to stop teeth from shifting during pregnancy? Keep reading to learn more. Changes in a Woman's Body During pregnancy, many hormones are elevated in a woman’s body. One of them,…

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Sugar Free vs No Added Sugar – Dietician’s Advice

In recent years, there has been an increase in food awareness. People have now started to read food labels in an effort to make healthier food choices. However, nutrient claims on food packaging can be a little confusing, and sometimes deceiving if clever marketing strategies are used. A popular health claim on food packaging is, Sugar Free vs No Added…

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Sugar Free Banana Bread Recipe – Dentist Approved!

As a dietitian, I prefer foods sweetened by whole fruits, so we can take advantage of their sugar, but also maintain their nutrients and fibre! A great example of a fruit-sweetened treat is banana bread! After multiple attempts, I have perfected a high fibre, gut-loving, sugar free banana bread recipe below! Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1 +1/3 cup (approx…

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Manual vs Electric Toothbrush – What’s Best for You?

One of the most frequently asked questions is, "A manual vs electric toothbrush, which one is better?" The truth is, research shows that electric toothbrushes are better than manual toothbrushes at removing plaque, thus, reducing gum inflammation. However, some research papers show no difference between manual vs electric toothbrushes. Thus, deeming them both to be EQUALLY as effective. Honestly, it's…

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Swirlit Review by a Dentist (Not Sponsored)

Swirlit is a sugar-free, non-acidic tea. It's a novel bottled beverage that claims to be good for your teeth. According to dentists, water is the only beverage that doesn't cause damage to your teeth. Therefore, there is little out there that dentists feel comfortable recommending to their patients in the beverage market, which is sugar-free and pH neutral. So does…

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Thumb Sucking and Dummies – Break Bad Habits

Babies have a biological desire to suck on fingers and objects (ie. dummies, pacifiers, toys). These habits are considered to be self-soothing and they often provide comfort to children. Up until a certain age, there is no detrimental effect to the teeth or jaws from these habits. This article will discuss the age at which thumb sucking and dummies become…

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