Category: Nutrition

Balancing Out The Sugary Festive Treats

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, you are likely still surrounded by festive holiday treats. Most of the holiday classics are sweet: hot cocoa with marshmallows, eggnog, cookies for Santa, candy canes, sugar plums, fruitcake, the list goes on and on. With all of these tempting sugar bombs lying around, it can be easy to… Read more »

Good Food For Your Oral Health

Mindful eating and healthy choices can not only improve your waistline; they can improve your oral health. Your mouth is the first stop for the food entering your body. Bad choices make a big impact on your mouth’s health. Sugary food and drinks lead to cavities. The bacteria in your mouth feeds on sugar and… Read more »

A Brief History of Chocolate!

The sweet, nearly irresistible taste of chocolate can lead you to believe that it must be bad for your health. To the joy of chocolate lovers everywhere, however, studies have shown that regulated amounts of chocolate can benefit your health, and may even help protect against oral health issues like tooth decay. To celebrate the… Read more »

Do Some Foods Strengthen Teeth?

While your whole body is a marvel, your teeth and other oral structures are especially interesting. Not only are they the strongest and most-used parts of your body, but under the right circumstances, they can also be the most vulnerable. Keeping your teeth clean by brushing and flossing them twice a day (at least) helps,… Read more »

Soda and Cavities

Michelle Obama and other health activists have long touted the dangers of soft drinks in relation to overall health. Not as many activists talk about soda’s effect on one’s dental health. One 12 ounce can of regular Coke contains 9 and 1/3 teaspoons of sugar alone. Bacteria in our mouth consume the sugar from soda… Read more »

Your Mansfield Dentists: Sugar in Soda Causes Cavities

We hear more and more about the unhealthy amount of sugar in soda. The sugar and caloric content are higher than one may suspect. In fact, a 12-ounce can of Coca Cola has 39 grams of sugar alone, the equivalent of 9 1/3 teaspoons of sugar. Drinking sugary beverages are one of the main causes… Read more »

Eating a Nutritious Diet Protects Oral Health

We all know that eating a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables is good for our hearts, bones, and muscles. However, you may not realize that eating a healthy diet also impacts oral health. The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics released a paper last year about the relationship between nutrition and… Read more »

3 Ways to Spring into a Healthier Smile

The cold, dreary days of winter fade into memory as the colors, sounds, and smells of spring emerge. Spring is a wonderful time to renew your house, your mind, and your commitment to your health. In addition to brushing and flossing regularly (a little spring cleaning for your smile, if you will), try enjoying these… Read more »

St. Patty’s Day: Beer and Your Teeth

Ok, so we’re a day late, but Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You did wear green didn’t you? While your head may still be reeling from yesterday’s celebration and indulgences, all that beer can have a significant impact on another part of your body as well. In this post, your Mansfield, TX dentist explains the affects… Read more »

Certain Foods Can Improve Your TMD Symptoms, Says Mansfield, TX Dentist

What you eat truly affects your body. For example, people with diets heavy in fried foods and sweets may develop high cholesterol or diabetes. On the other hand, those who have health-conscious habits, tend to lead healthier lifestyles. When patients have special conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), their eating habits can directly affect the… Read more »