Dental Health

Diabetes and Oral Health

What You Need to Know About Diabetes and Oral Health The CDC estimates that 34.2 million Americans have diabetes, while an additional 88 million have elevated blood sugar levels that cannot yet be classified as diabetes. There are two forms of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. In short, a person with type 1 diabetes is insulin deficient, while those…

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6 Tips for a Dental-Friendly Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, which means fun costumes, scary decorations and, of course, plenty of candy. While sugar-filled candy is always a staple of Halloween, there are ways to avoid painful cavities and other dental problems resulting from too much candy. Let us help protect your children’s teeth this Halloween with the following tips: Stay away from long-lasting…

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Back to School Dental Care Tips

Heading back to school offers the perfect opportunity to remind your children of the importance of good oral health care. As they adjust to their schedules and classmates, so too can they adjust to brushing and flossing at least twice a day! Proper oral care should be part of their daily routine, just like math, lunch and recess! Create a…

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Are Cavities Contagious?

We all know colds are contagious, but can you actually catch cavities? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. While we don’t think of tooth decay as transmissible, the bacteria that causes tooth decay and cavities can be passed from one person to another. How cavities can spread Your mouth is full of bacteria, even when you brush and floss regularly. While…

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Increase in Bruxism Cases Due to COVID-19

Are you grinding your teeth due to stress and anxiety? According to the most recent data, you’re not alone. There is an increase in bruxism cases due to COVID-19. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, has been more common during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, bruxism can be successfully treated. Are you a bruxism sufferer? According to a recent study, doctors in Israel…

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Facts About Fluoride

Is fluoride good, or is it bad? Do we need to use it to supplement our oral hygiene, or not? You may have heard conflicting information about the importance of fluoride. We hope the information provided below will help you to understand the fluoride benefits! What is fluoride? Fluoride is an inorganic fluorine ion. Fluorine is an element, but fluoride—at…

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What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Eating a spoonful of ice cream, or biting into a chocolate bar shouldn’t feel like punishment! For those suffering with sensitive teeth, that is exactly how it feels. Sensitive tooth pain can be triggered by eating or drinking hot or cold items, or sugary foods. As always, it is beneficial to visit your Fioritto dentist if you experience tooth sensitivity.…

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