Tongue Brushing, Really?

October 30, 2020 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

Tongue Brushing, Really?

You know brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing are staples of good oral hygiene, but is brushing your tongue really necessary? In short, yes. Why is my tongue important? Though the tongue often plays second fiddle to your pearly whites, it’s actually a critical body part. Without a tongue we wouldn’t be able to speak, chew, taste, or swallow food. Your tongue is an organ made up of a group of ...

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6 Holiday Healthy Teeth Tips

December 16, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

6 Holiday Healthy Teeth Tips

It’s that time of year where sleigh-bells are ringing, children are singing, and the last thing we tend to think about is our oral health. I mean, we’re pretty sure no one is sitting on Santa’s lap and asking for peppermint floss for Christmas. So why worry about our oral health? It is only a few months out of the year, right? Well, that is where we can get ourselves into a ...

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Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda

July 23, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda

Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda Value your pearly whites? Enjoy the appearance of your smile? Then, it is in your best interest to stop drinking soda.  Soda is a delicious treat. However, many people drink soda on a consistent basis. Most individuals don't just stop with one! Some people may drink soda throughout the day to alleviate stress or to stay more alert. Drinking soda in this manner is highly likely to damage ...

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Can You Get Cleaner Teeth by Chewing Gum?

June 24, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

Can You Get Cleaner Teeth by Chewing Gum?

Can You Get Cleaner Teeth by Chewing Gum? Basic on statistics, the United States is clearly a gum-chewing nation.  A startling 173.41 million people in the US chew gum.  Chewing gum is valuable to your body and mind.   It can also help keep your teeth clean! Chewing gum is an enjoyable pastime for many, as you end up drifting into a world of endless thought.  With the emergence of sugarless gum, some traditional concerns ...

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How Dental Health Impacts the Rest of Your Body

January 25, 2019 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

How Dental Health Impacts the Rest of Your Body

How Dental Health Impacts the Rest of Your Body Over 3.5 billion people, or half of the world's population, are affected by oral diseases!  It’s important to understand that oral health doesn't only affect a person's mouth. Poor dental health can lead to issues throughout the body.  Oral symptoms are often an indication of a larger health problem.   But what constitutes a healthy mouth? And how do you know when ...

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How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth

November 28, 2018 By Hersel Hanasab, DDS

How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth

How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth Dental cavities, or tooth decay, affect over 90% of the U.S. adult population. Gum disease, while less common, still affects an alarming 50% of adults over the age of 30.  U.S. children are suffering too, with tooth decay affecting more than 40% of those between the ages of 2 and 19.  Although gum disease is more common in adults (one in every two of them have ...

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