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Holiday Season May Increase Bad Breath

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

With the passing of Halloween, the holiday season is now in full swing.  Hanukah, Christmas and New Year’s will be here before we know it. This means celebrating and consuming large, delicious meals with family and friends. Along with food comas, bad breath may also be a side effect of these wonderful meat-filled and sugar-packed festivities.

Cavities from nibbling on the left over Halloween candy or the goodies around the office also spike around this time. Dentists report a sharp increase in the number of cavities they treat. A few pieces of candy every now and then won’t do any harm, but it is vital to maintain healthy oral hygiene, especially during this time of year.

Many of us use the holiday season as an excuse to pig out on proteins and rich, sugary desserts. (more…)

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Halloween and Healthy Alternatives to Candy

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting cooler, school is back in session and Halloween is just around the corner. To most children Halloween means dressing up, Trick-or-Treating and enjoying various chocolate-covered and sugar crusted goodies.

This influx of sugar can definitely wreak havoc on teeth, leading to more cavities and high dental bills.

But there are alternative options to handing out the beloved sugar-coated treats. And if you do it right, you won’t get a lot of tiny tempers turning on you.

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