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Dental Health from Birth and Beyond | Edmond Dentist, Dr. Damon R. Johnson, DDS

In Health and Beauty on December 28, 2015 at 10:43 pm

Damon Johnson, DDSCaring for teeth is a lifelong job, says Edmond dentist Dr. Damon R. Johnson, DDS. Here, the ADA affiliated dentist talks to Presentation Solutions about oral health from birth and beyond.

Presentation Solutions: Thank you, Dr. Johnson, for taking the time to chat with us today.

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: It’s my pleasure.

Presentation Solutions: Today, we’re talking about how to care for teeth. Let’s start at the beginning. How should parents care for their child’s baby teeth?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Believe it or not, healthy teeth actually begin in the womb. Pregnant mothers-to-be can give their babies a head start by taking calcium supplements and eating a variety of healthy foods.

Presentation Solutions: And after the baby is born…?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Within the first few days after birth, parents can wipe the baby’s gums after feedings with a soft, damp cloth.

Presentation Solutions: What’s the point? Babies don’t have teeth at that age.

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: You’re right, most babies don’t have teeth at birth. However, removing bacteria keeps the gum line healthy and that’s where decay starts.

Presentation Solutions: How long should parents brush their children’s teeth?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Children don’t have the manual dexterity to brush their own teeth properly until they’re about six years old.

Presentation Solutions: How prevalent is the issue of tooth decay among American adults?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: The Centers for Disease Control estimate that one in three adults have untreated cavities. This is an extremely high number considering tooth decay can be detected early through inexpensive dental exams twice a year.

Presentation Solutions: Aside from cavities, what other dental issues might a dentist catch in the early stages?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Dentists can pick up on a number of issues before they cause any noticeable symptoms. One in particular is periodontal disease.

Presentation Solutions: Like plaque and gingivitis?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: That’s right! In the early stages, gum disease can cause inflammation, swelling, and tenderness of the gums. However, if left unchecked, it can cause bone loss around the teeth and may require extensive surgical correction.

Presentation Solutions: What are the risk factors for gum disease?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Poor dental hygiene along with smoking and taking certain medications will increase a person’s risk of periodontal disease.

Presentation Solutions: How can an adults avoid cavities?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: It all goes back to proper oral hygiene. For instance, people of all ages can skip bottled water and drink tap water, which is supplemented with fluoride.

Presentation Solutions: What special dental concerns are of note for your older patients?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Older adults, even those with dentures, still need to see their dentist on a regular basis. This group is more at-risk for developing mouth or throat related cancers.

Presentation Solutions: Speaking of dentures, what are some telltale signs that my dentures may not be fitting correctly?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Ill-fitting dentures will be uncomfortable and may feel loose. Red, swollen gums is the most dominant indication that dentures are no longer a proper fit.

Presentation Solutions: Is it normal for older people to lose their teeth?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: With a regular routine that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash, many people can keep their natural teeth well into their golden years.

Presentation Solutions: That’s all the time we have for today. Thank you again for talking with us, you’ve given us lots of great information to pass on to our readers.

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: I look forward to speaking with you again in the future.

Find a Dentist Experienced in Crafting Dentures, Recommend Dental Experts

In Health and Beauty on September 29, 2015 at 7:45 pm

A brief Q and A on dentures from the nation’s dental experts all across the United States.

Q: What are dentures?

A: Dentures are removable devices that replace missing teeth. They help restore a person’s ability to speak clearly and eat properly. It is important to find a dentist experienced in crafting dentures as an ill-fitting set can cause problems with the gums.

Q: What types of dentures are available?

A: There are three primary types of dentures: conventional, immediate, and overdenture. Conventional dentures are formed over the gums after any remaining teeth are removed. Immediate dentures are often referred to as “same-day” dentures. They may be used during the healing process. Overdentures are dentures that contour to the gum line and over any remaining teeth. Once you find a dentist, you will want to confirm which options are offered at their practice.

Q: Do dentures hurt?

A: Many new denture wearers report an awkward or uncomfortable feeling for the first few weeks while they become accustomed to their new oral configuration. Some minor irritation and soreness is to be expected. For the first few weeks, many denture wearers report an increased production of saliva.

Q: How many trips to the dentist will it take to properly fit my dentures?

A: When you find a dentist with extensive denture experience, he or she will ensure as few visits as possible. Keep in mind, however, that a number of factors, including your physical healing time and availability during office hours, play a significant role as well.

Q: How will my dental hygiene routine change?

A: Once you have dentures, your dental hygiene routine will change slightly. You will need to soak your dentures overnight and brush your gums, the roof of your mouth, and your tongue every morning and before bed. Your dentures should also be brushed every day to prevent staining and plaque buildup.

Dr. Damon R. Johnson, DDS Answers Questions about his Edmond, OK Dentist Practice

In Health and Beauty on August 4, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Damon R. Johnson, DDS Dental Excellence founder and namesake, explains his educational background, office policies, specialties, and more in this brief question-and-answer session.

Q: From where and when did you graduate dental school?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: I am proud to call Oklahoma University’s School of Dentistry my alma mater. I finished in 1993 – the same year I opened Damon R. Johnson, DDS Dental Excellence.

Q: Have you taken any advanced courses since that time?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Yes, of course. I’ve studied extensively on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. I am trained in the treatment of misaligned teeth using Invisalign® and have taken numerous training courses on our advanced dental tools and procedures.

Q: Where can one find unbiased reviews of your practice?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: I invite readers to visit the following site – reviewstar.com/oklahoma/edmond/medical-health/damon-r-johnson-dds

Q: What about your staff? Do you have a certified dental hygienist?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: We do! Valorie has been with us for going on five years. Our patients love her and will actually rebook if she’s unavailable!

Q: Is your office pretty easy to find?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: We are probably the easiest Edmond, OK dentist office to find as we are just across the street from Mitch Park.

Q: Can you accommodate early and late appointments?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: We work from 7:30 until 5:30 (and often later) Monday through Thursday.

Q: I’ve heard that some Edmond, OK dentist offices will blacklist a patient for missed appointments…what’s that about?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS:  I don’t know about others but we do try to work with people and reschedule. We all have families and other obligations and understand that things come up.

Q: Do you take credit cards?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: We do, yes, and can even offer financing for up to twelve months.

Q: What if I have insurance?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: We work with most companies. Our front office staff is pleased to talk to each patient and will work with their insurance if possible.

Q: What are your specialties?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: I focus on all aspects of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. I use Cerec 3D Crowns along with pain-free lasers and advanced imaging equipment.

Q: What about common issues, like periodontal disease?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: That’s one of the most common problems we use the WaterLase water laser for. It’s a special laser that charges water instead of light to correct ailing gum lines.

Q: How can I make an appointment?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Appointments are available by calling 405.348.6161 or by visiting our website online at DamonRJohnsonDDS.com.

Interview: Stephen Edward Samuelian on Charitable Giving

In Health and Beauty on July 31, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Stephen Edward SamuelianA board member of Rising Star Outreach, Stephen Edward Samuelian understands the concept of giving beyond the surface. Here, Mr. Samuelian answers some questions about giving and why he believes that philanthropy should be viewed as an investment.

Presentation Solutions: We are so glad you could sit with us today.

Stephen Edward Samuelian: I have been looking forward to it!

Presentation Solutions: We’d like to open our time together by asking about the different types of charities out there. To what types of organizations can people give?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: There are charities for virtually any cause you can think of. Religion, education, and social services are among the most prevalent.

Presentation Solutions: And in what ways do these charities receive donor funds?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Of course, there are direct cash gifts. Charities can also benefit from volunteered time or items for use or to resale in order to raise money.

Presentation Solutions: What are donor-advised funds?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: A donor-advised fund is one in which funds contributed to the donor’s cause is managed by a legal non-profit organization. These funds allow the donor to retain some advisory privileges, making them attractive for high-value benefactors.

Presentation Solutions: So then there is some control retained over how the money is spent?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Yes, and this makes these types of funds a great way to invest in a charity of choice.

Presentation Solutions: What do you mean by “invest?”

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Well, personally I think that all donations should be viewed as an investment.

Presentation Solutions: As opposed to a gift?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Exactly. I say this because, with an investment, there is some expectation of a return on the funds. Charitable giving should be no different.

Presentation Solutions: You mean that a donor should make a profit off his or her donations?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: No, not an investment in that sense. When you give, you should seek a giving vehicle that will do the most with your money; In other words, one that maximizes the gift and has the most positive effect.

Presentation Solutions: That makes a lot of sense actually. So you are saying it’s best to do some research and not just give without knowing how the nonprofit operates?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Bingo! Giving is a wonderful thing, but if you give to a cause and your money doesn’t actually do any good, what’s the point?

Presentation Solutions: So, are there any guidelines we should use or questions that we can run by ourselves before we “shop around” for a charity?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: I’d say to make sure the foundation to which you plan to give is really aligned with your idea of the cause and that they have an actual plan in place for how to use donated funds.

Presentation Solutions: What are your thoughts on public giving versus doing it “out of the limelight?”

Stephen Edward Samuelian: There are arguments that support both sides of this. On one hand, you may not want the public praise; some are ridiculed as using a charity as a tax write-off, which is rarely – if ever – the case.

Presentation Solutions: And on the other…?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: High-profile philanthropists often inspire others to get involved and to make a difference; it creates a ripple effect of giving.

Presentation Solutions: And so, if they went about as “unsung heroes,” the ripple effect might not travel as far?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Correct…but in the end, it all comes down to personal preference.

Presentation Solutions: That’s great insight and we appreciate your taking the time to chat today. We’d love to sit down with you again sometime.

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Anytime. Thank you for having me.

Dennis Wong | YOR Health Celebrates “Lucky #7”

In Health and Beauty on July 28, 2015 at 6:53 am

Dennis Wong YOR HealthAlong with sister Sophia, Dennis Wong, YOR Health co-founder, celebrates the company’s 7th birthday.

Sophia and Dennis Wong, YOR Health founders, started their company in 2008. The pair have made it their priority to bring the most advanced, high-quality nutrition to people across the globe. According to Dennis Wong, YOR Health is proud to be a part of so many people’s lives. He recently sat down with Presentation Solutions to chat about the company’s “Lucky #7.”

Q: How did you go from real estate to real health products?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Around my 40th birthday, I was diagnosed with a number of health conditions including prediabetes. I could not keep up with the demands of my day-to-day life. My sister and I decided to jump into action and researched until we found a company that believed the same things that we did.

Q: And what was that…?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: That what you put into your body directly affects what you get out of it!

Q: When was the company actually founded?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: It was on Tuesday, May 5, 2008 – Cinco de Mayo. I remember being so excited and ready to share our passion for nutrition with the world.

Q: And now YOR Health is a movement…

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: It’s been called that. We’re proud to have heralded a new era in nutrition and healthy living to people across the globe. We believe that with good health comes a celebration of life every single day.

Q: How has YOR Health impacted people financially over the last seven years?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: YOR Health doesn’t just provide products. We are an entire network of like-minded individuals with the singular goal to spread health and prosperity all over the world.

Q: How has YOR Health personally changed your life for the better?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Most importantly by helping me focus on what’s important, my overall health. I no longer look at the scales for comfort and guidance. I now know that my digestive health really and truly dictates how I feel from the moment I wake until my head hits the pillow.

Q: What makes this year “Lucky #7?”

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: We are still growing and going strong. Over the last year, we’ve introduced a number of new products and programs that have been a godsend for our current customers and Independent Representatives. This year will be even bigger and better and we believe we can bring health and prosperity to anyone willing to put their best foot forward.

Simple Acts of Kindness Beneficial To Health

In Health and Beauty on February 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm

KindnessMost people know that kindness is a good thing. Now, researchers believe even simple acts of kindness done often can improve both the mental and physical health of the doer. Here’s why:

  1. Kindness makes you feel good.

From a biochemical level, being kind helps the body produce dopamine. This chemical, which produces the same effect on the body as morphine but in a healthy way, is released when we feel good about ourselves such as the case after doing something nice.

  1. Kindness is good for the heart.

Symbolically as well as physiologically, kindness can make the heart grow stronger. This is due to the body’s correlation of emotional warmth and the secretion of the hormone oxytocin. Oxytocin releases nitrous oxide in the blood vessels. This dilates the vessels reducing the blood pressure and offering key cardiovascular benefits.

  1. Kindness keeps us young.

The natural process of aging is amplified by inflammation and free radicals. The release of oxytocin helps to reduce the levels of these perpetuators of age, keeping us young from the the inside out.

  1. Kindness makes stronger relationships.

In the days of the caveman, humans had to learn to interact and cooperate with one another to ensure their survival and that of the human race.  Today, we live with what is known as the “kindness gene” that encourages us to do things for one another to forge and strengthen relationships. Strong relationships are vital to an individual’s mental health.

  1. Kindness is (fortunately) contagious.

Acts of kindness tend to encourage other people – whether consciously or not – to be nice to others. Effectively, one random act of kindness could trigger an unlimited flow of positive feelings. Theoretically, if there were enough kindness in the world the human race would be, as a whole, a healthier, happier and longer-living species.

Marla Ahlgrimm on Indoor Gardening

In Health and Beauty on November 14, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Marla AhlgrimmMaintaining a garden throughout the winter months is challenging, acknowledges Marla Ahlgrimm. However, gardening can be a mentally and emotionally stimulating activity that provides joy even in colder weather. Recently, Marla Ahlgrimm spoke with the staff of Presentation Solutions to offer suggestions on the indoor herbs and plants that provide the most health benefits.

Presentation Solutions: Good morning to our green thumb expert!

Marla Ahlgrimm: That’s quite a title!

Presentation Solutions: We invited you here to talk to our readers about indoor gardening…

Marla Ahlgrimm: Yes, and thank you so much for the invitation. As we approach the end of the year I thought I would mention that around the holidays, gardening can be a relaxing and affordable pastime that’s fun for the whole family.

Presentation Solutions: Does indoor gardening yield the same results as the outdoor version?

Marla Ahlgrimm: In many cases, yes. Proper technique is key.

Presentation Solutions: In your experience, what herbs and plants work especially well in indoor conditions?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Basil, for one, springs to mind.

Presentation Solutions: How can basil improve someone’s health?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Basil is a source of dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc and vitamin K.

Presentation Solutions: Isn’t growing basil indoors a major challenge?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Although basil generally requires four hours of sunlight per day, fluorescent bulbs can be used as a substitute.

Presentation Solutions: How long must the bulbs be lit?

Marla Ahlgrimm: The recommended time is 12 hours. Remember, too, that plenty of clean water is also necessary to guarantee success.

Presentation Solutions: Which are the best uses for basil?

Marla Ahlgrimm: I love to use basil in soups, salads and other vegetable dishes.

Presentation Solutions: What other herbs might you recommend?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Peppermint features copper, manganese, vitamin C, and a host of other natural oils with anti-microbial properties.

Presentation Solutions: In your opinion, what’s the best way to use peppermint?

Marla Ahlgrimm: One of my favorite uses for peppermint is preparing a cup of tea.

Presentation Solutions: How do you grow peppermint at home?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Mint performs best in indirect light and prefers less water and more shade.

Presentation Solutions: Besides peppermint, what other herbs and plants are suitable for indoor growth?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Thyme is another perfect example.

Presentation Solutions: How would you incorporate thyme into a healthy diet?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Thyme can be used in marinades, dressings and sauces, among other delicious dishes.

Presentation Solutions: What health benefits are associated with thyme?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Thyme has been proven to protect people from cancer-causing toxins while improving mental sharpness and relieving digestive and respiratory problems.

Presentation Solutions: Does thyme feature many vitamins and minerals?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Absolutely! Thyme is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin K, chromium, manganese, iron and calcium.

Presentation Solutions: Hopefully more people get in on the act and start gardening!

Marla Ahlgrimm: I wholeheartedly agree.

Presentation Solutions: Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.

Marla Ahlgrimm: Anytime!

As a premier women’s health leader, Marla Ahlgrimm knows how proper nutrition is an important element in the lives of all women. Marla Ahlgrimm encourages a diet rich with fruits, vegetables and lean protein as a way to ward off potential health complications.

 

 

YOR Health Suggests Convenient and Easy-to-Use Health Tips for Consumers

In Health and Beauty on December 19, 2013 at 10:25 am

YOR HealthAccording to YOR Health, eating four to six small meals per day is a more healtlhy routine, as opposed to the larger meals preferred by most citizens in the company’s home country of the U.S. Meanwhile, eating on the go should be strictly forbidden as part of one’s daily activities, says a spokesperson from YOR Health. In this interview, YOR Health provides additional nutrition tips that will help people lose weight, gain muscle and feel energized to make a difference in the world.

Presentation Solutions: Welcome to YOR Health! We’re looking forward to hearing more about better health.
 
YOR Health: It’s our pleasure to join you today. We’re all about better health for everyone. All of these techniques are designed to fit the average lifestyle, so there’s no excuse not to try them.

Presentation Solutions: What’s a common mistake that people make when adjusting their diet?
 
YOR Health: People generally struggle with adjustments to their diet because they institute drastic changes right off the bat.

Presentation Solutions: What happens as a result?
 
YOR Health: Soon they aren’t able to follow through the diet plan to success when they begin craving certain foods.

Presentation Solutions: How can I avoid this problem?
 
YOR Health: A slow but steady transition to healthy eating is more feasible. It is usually recommended to maintain a steady eating plan, with a built-in allowance each day. This allowance might be a food such as a cupcake or other dessert that would be high in fat and calories.
 
Presentation Solutions: How can people keep a regular routine?
 
YOR Health: As an individual builds healthier eating programs, he or she begins to crave vegetables and fruits instead of sweets and fats. When striving for weight loss, it is important to eat frequently throughout the course of the day and never skip meals.
Presentation Solutions: How can skipping meals undermine my efforts?
 
YOR Health: What most people fail to understand is that skipping meals has a profound effect on metabolism. As a result, individuals then tend to binge eat during the later part of the day. We recommend limiting food consumption after a certain hour, and eating small portions throughout the course of the day.

Presentation Solutions: Are there meal replacements that might aid in this process?
 
YOR Health: Sure. For a nutrient rich alternative to full meals, try YOR MRP or YOR SuperGreens. It can be difficult to implement lower-calorie food choices into a diet, and these products can help ease the transition.

Presentation Solutions: What happens when immediate results aren’t evident?
 
YOR Health: Don’t feel overwhelmed when you don’t lose weight in the first few days of the process. It takes longer for the body to adapt to its new routine.

Presentation Solutions: What’s one last piece of advice before you go?
 
YOR Health: Eat a complete meal an hour or two before a trip to the grocery store. When you’re hungry, it’s harder to resist the temptation of less nutritious snacks, sodas and other food items.

Presentation Solutions: Clever idea! I never would’ve thought of that.
 
YOR Health: It works – trust me!

Presentation Solutions: Thanks for your time today.
 
YOR Health: Best wishes to you.

At YOR Health, the founders, customers and independent representatives all join forces to create a supportive environment. YOR Health features an extensive listing of health and wellness products for people of all fitness levels.

The Majority of Americans Suffer From Obesity

In Health and Beauty on August 26, 2013 at 3:41 am

the-majority-of-americans-suffer-from-obesityIn the land of ubiquitous Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, fat people are everywhere. According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, two-thirds of Americans now suffer from obesity—more than 160 million people. Because of the consequences of obesity, an estimated 40 million working hours are lost each year.

America has declared war on fat. Perhaps the most powerful voice in this war is that of Michelle Obama. Her campaign Let’s Move launched around the country to push for healthier food and more exercise. Obesity, she warns, is not only one of America’s greatest health risks, but also a tremendous social, cultural and financial challenge.

Experts agree that if the nation wants to reverse this trend, efforts must begin with children and adolescents. Seventeen percent of them are already obese, three times as many as 30 years ago. Because of their weight, one-third of 17- to 24-year-olds are unfit for military and police services. In Georgia, where the preference for barbecue and huge portions is high, the numbers are especially devastating. There, every fifth child is already obese.

How did we get into this predicament?

One reason is a sedentary lifestyle. When people drive to work, get out and walk into the office, get back in the car and get fast food for lunch, then drive home again and stay put until time for bed, they’re going to put on weight. But there’s more to it than just a sedentary lifestyle.

Corn and flour are cheap, and foods that are heavy in refined flour tend to be cheap. The carbohydrates in those foods aren’t easily processed, so the body tends to convert them to fat. Obesity, of course, is a major contributor to many health problems.

Some trends have started to turn in the other direction. Fewer people smoke, more people are getting at least some exercise, and fewer people drink.  Despite some improvements, poor dietary choices are still considered as one of the biggest obstacles to good health in Americans. Hopefully as behaviors improve, America can turn the corner soon.

Gregory J. Daniels DDS Warns Against the Hazards of Acid Found in Soda

In Health and Beauty on July 31, 2013 at 5:36 am

PresentationSolutionsGregory J. Daniels DDS has been providing dentistry services for more than 30 years. Throughout his career, Gregory J. Daniels DDS has witnessed firsthand the impact that excessive consumption of sugary and acidic beverages can have on teeth. Gregory J. Daniels DDS and his team have treated many difficult oral health challenges and he reminds readers that tooth decay from soda is one that is completely avoidable.

Gregory J. Daniels DDS notes research findings published in General Dentistry. This study revealed a shocking similarity in the extensive tooth decay suffered by a patient who drank a 2-liter bottle of diet soda every day for three to five years and that of a self-described methamphetamine addict and a crack-cocaine addict. All three subjects admitted to poor dental hygiene throughout their lives, in addition to their drug and soda consumption. While the study was small, Gregory J. Daniels DDS explains that this revelation has shed renewed light on the ill effects of soda.

As Gregory J. Daniels DDS confirms, the sugar and acid found in soda are problematic. While people most commonly blame the high sugar content in sodas for dental issues, it is really the acid in soda that is most harmful, says Gregory J. Daniels DDS. Soda often contains citric, carbonic and/or phosphoric acid, all of which have erosive properties that can damage teeth. Similarly, methamphetamine and crack-cocaine also contain acids, sometimes battery acid, drain cleaner, or even lantern fuel. The acid breaks down the protective enamel on teeth, explains Gregory J. Daniels DDS, thus leading to increased tooth decay, sensitivity, cracks and discoloration of the teeth, as noted in the research findings.

For better oral health, Gregory J. Daniels DDS encourages patients to avoid soda and drink water instead. As Gregory J. Daniels DDS explains, diet soda or “zero” sodas are still harmful. WhiIe diet sodas are slightly less harmful than regular sodas due to lower sugar content, says Gregory J. Daniels DDS, diet sodas still contain erosive acid. If water isn’t an appealing replacement, Gregory J. Daniels DDS, advises his patients to cut down on the amount of soda consumed, rinse the mouth with water, or chew sugar-free gum after consuming soda to minimize the erosion caused by acid.

Gregory J. Daniels DDS cautions parents in particular when it comes to excessive soda consumption. As Gregory J. Daniels DDS confirms, today the average size of a soda is nearly 20 ounces, and some teens drink as many as 12 sodas a day. This excessive consumption of sugary, acidic drinks causes serious damage to teeth that will have long-term effects on the very young patients who visit Gregory J. Daniels DDS and his team. Children develop lifelong habits at a very young age and will replace soda with water if they are encouraged to do so starting today, says Gregory J. Daniels DDS.

Along with his team, Gregory J. Daniels DDS serves patients in Hinsdale, a western suburb of Chicago. Gregory J. Daniels DDS has developed a reputation as a kind, caring dentist who puts quality care first. When he’s not in the office, Gregory J. Daniels, DDS, spends time biking and traveling.   go to hinsdaledentist.com

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