Archive for October, 2011

Geographic Tongue

Geographic Tongue is an inflammatory condition of the tongue affecting approximately 2 percent of the population. It is characterized by discolored regions of taste buds or sometimes even cracks in the tongue. The condition manifests after eating any of a range of foods, during times of stress, illness, or hormonal changes in women. In a […]

Space Maintainers

The transition from primary teeth to adult teeth deserves a great deal of attention. Your child’s future smile depends on the growth and health of their teeth from the very beginning. A space maintainer might be vital to your child’s dental health. If your child loses a baby tooth too early through decay or injury, […]

Updated Food Pyramid

The USDA recently updated the Food guide pyramid and renamed it MyPlate. Fruits and vegetables take up half the plate, and grains and protein make up the other half. It is recommended by the Foodplate that people consume two to three servings of vegetables in a day whether they are fresh, frozen, canned, or juiced. […]

Does a Smaller Waist Necessarily Mean Bad Breath?

Many people wanting to slim down are jumping on the low-carbohydrate diet trend in an attempt to lose weight. However, as dieters shed pounds, many are saying goodbye to carbs and hello to bad breath. Low-carb diets work by limiting the amount of carbohydrates ingested, which allows the body to burn stored fat instead of […]