5 Surprisingly Unhealthy Drinks You Should Avoid

5 Surprisingly Unhealthy Drinks You Should Avoid

So, how much sugar is in your favourite thirst-quenchers?

Soft Drinks

Coca-Cola (12 oz can) – 39 grams

Mountain Dew (12 oz can) – 47 grams

Energy Drinks

Rockstar Energy Drink (16 oz can) – 62 grams

Red Bull Energy Drink (8.3 oz can) – 27 grams

Fountain Drinks

7-Eleven Coca-Cola Big Gulp – 91 grams

7-Eleven Coca-Cola Super Big Gulp – 146 grams


4 Great Dental Tips for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is a miracle, but it comes with many things to prepare for and details to take care of. But even in this hectic time, a pregnant woman should not ignore dental health as it affects not only the mother, but the child as well.

Happily, most routine treatment is perfectly safe during pregnancy. During the first three months of pregnancy, however, some treatments and medicines are better avoided. This means that the first step towards safe dental treatment during pregnancy is to let your dentist know you are pregnant.


10 Interesting Factoids About Your Teeth

In the fast-paced modern world, it can be hard to find even a few minutes of peace and calm. We are surrounded by noise, interactions, and advertising campaigns.

To give you a break, the professionals at Smart Smile Dental offer you a diversion with this short (more or less) collection of dental facts myths. Please enjoy it.

Some of the myths that revolve around how to cure a toothache can be quite entertaining.

Dentist Deer Park Tips: 6 Teeth Whitening Tricks That Actually Work

6 Teeth Whitening Tricks That Actually Work

Everyone wants a beautiful, shiny, white smile. For most people, that is very possible if they know about and practice these dental tricks.

Brushing twice and flossing once a day are the first step. This practice keeps teeth clean from food particles that can form plaque and degrade tooth enamel.

Be sure to use a soft brush (so as to not damage gums) with a normal, fluoride enhanced toothpaste. Fluoride hardens tooth surfaces making them more robust against staining and decay. Fluoride mouthwash supplements the effects of fluoride toothpastes.


How Eating Disorders Affect Your Oral Health

Eating disorders not only affect your health and body but also adversely affect the health of your teeth and gums. That’s why people with eating disorders should look after their oral health.

Here’s how your mouth can be affected by this disorder:

Mucosa – the gums may become inflamed, red or develop ulcers.

Teeth – the teeth can be at risk of decay and eventually enamel erosion. Tooth erosion is the thinning of the outer surface of the teeth and is caused by acid from your stomach or from acidic foods you consume.


6 Ways Unhealthy Teeth Can Affect Your Health

The mouth is the gateway to the body. Taking care of it, including your teeth, will increase your overall health.

Here are 6 impacts the teeth have on the body

  1. The brain can be affected if oral bacteria build up on your teeth. Your memory may be damaged by oral bacteria. Oral bacteria can spread to the brain and contribute to the kind of degeneration that is linked to Alzheimer’s Disease.
  2. Your lungs can be affected by unhealthy teeth. Gum disease increases the chances of getting respiratory infections such as Chronic Obstructive Cardiopulmonary Disease (COPD) or Pneumonia. These diseases can be fatal!