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Is Sugar the Cause Of My Cavities?

Dental problems are more common than we think. Many people don’t visit their dentists regularly, whereas many don’t visit a dental clinic at all! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that 1 in 4 Americans has untreated cavities. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, over 90% of participants experienced tooth decay. Parents often get their kids to reduce their sugar consumption by scaring them with cavities and the idea of dentists pulling out their teeth. Contrary to popular belief, sugar isn’t the only cause of cavities. People of all ages run the risk of developing cavities. Here are some of the reasons for it: Diet The food you consume is a big

Top 7 Things to Know Before Getting Braces

Everyone would love to have an impeccable set of pearly whites! But achieving your goal of perfect teeth does take some effort. Braces are a great way to straighten out crooked teeth. They also work impeccably for an overbite. 4 million Americans wear braces, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. It was revealed that this number doubled between the 1980s and 2000s. If you’re looking to get braces fitted on for a perfect bite, here are some things to know: You could develop a lisp Many people who wear braces find that they sound a bit different after getting braces. Dentists generally give patients a warning that when wearing braces, they can develop a lisp. The metal bracke