Eliminating Keto Breath

What is keto breath? The ketogenic diet, popularly called the keto diet, and other low-carb diets help you lose weight faster. Specifically, the keto diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet designed to induce ketosis, a natural metabolic state where the body starts burning fat for fuel. While the keto diet has many benefits, “keto breath” is a common side …

Teeth whitening: is it safe?

Recently, the news warned people that teeth whitening may not be safe after a study at Stockton University in New Jersey indicated that some damage to teeth does occur as a result of exposure to these whitening chemicals. Kelly Keenan’s, surprising find was that the damage caused by hydrogen peroxide, is not to the enamel layer but the dentin layer, …

The not so sweet truth about juice

Limit your child’s consumption of fruit juices. The reason why juice isn’t necessary for children is due to the high sugar content in processed fruit juice, and it offers no nutritional benefit to children under age 1. Toddlers age 1-3 should be limited to, at most, 4 ounces daily. For children age 4-6, fruit juice should be restricted to 4 …

Designer Bottled Water: Do or Ditch?

We all know that water is essential to our health as it keeps us hydrated, protects our joints, protects teeth against cavities (if water is fluoridated), and helps our whole body function smoothly. The evolution of bottled water, with extras like hydrogen gas or electrolytes, is expanding with more options coming to market. Is there an advantage to these designer bottled water …

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

It’s been estimated that approximately 90 million people in North America suffer from sleep disorders, including insomnia, snoring and sleep apnea. Patients visit their dentist on a more regular basis than other health care professionals, therefore dentists have an excellent opportunity to diagnose and treat their patients with oral appliances when that’s determined to be the treatment of choice. Snoring …

Top Tips To Prevent Tooth Grinding

How are Americans dealing with these difficult economic times? They’re taking the stress out on their teeth, if you ask dentists. The Chicago Dental Society recently surveyed more than 250 of its members to see if stressing about the economy was wreaking havoc on patients’ oral health. Nearly 75 percent of dentists surveyed said their patients reported increased stress in …

Taking Care of Baby Teeth

The American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs recently updated its guidance to caregivers – now recommending children’s teeth be brushed with a fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth arrives. CSA previously recommended using water to brush the teeth of children younger than 2 years old and a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste to brush the teeth of …

Best Time to Brush Your Teeth?

Does timing actually matter when it comes to brushing our teeth? Yes, it turns out the order in which we perform our morning rituals can impact the health of our teeth over the long haul. Other than getting rid of “morning breath”, another reason to brush before breakfast is that many of the foods consumed during breakfast, such as oranges …

Top Invisalign Myths

1. Invisalign is only for minor tooth movement. Invisalign can be used for more difficult cases. Since Invisalign moves teeth differently than braces do, the treatment success relies on the doctor’s understanding of the mechanics and experience. Dr. Bui is experienced in multiple treatment techniques and is able to effectively treat difficult cases, including those requiring extractions with Invisalign. She has …