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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

Gregory J Daniels | Dental Twittering | Gregory Daniels DDS

In Health and Beauty on June 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm

FINDING A DENTIST ON TWITTER

by Gregory J Daniels DDS

An interesting thing happened to me last week at my dental office.  I was emailing a colleague during a snack break when a new post showed on my  ‘in’ box.  I had been forwarded a plea about someone seeking help for a serious toothache.  The woman didn’t have a regular dentist, and was afraid to call a dentist with whom she was not familiar.

Then she had the idea to Twitter her fellow Twitter acquaintances.  (Are they called Twits? I am not quite “hep” on the Twitter phenom.)  Anyway, one of her contacts referred her to my office with the assurance that I would take good care of her.  That I read her message within seconds of her posting was extraordinary. I called her immediately and arranged for a visit that afternoon.

It worked out well because she indeed had a true emergency and I was able to help.  What an amazing world we live in! I did not really know that Twitter worked in the way that it does.  That day it certainly did well for us both!

Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS, FAGD, has been a dentist in the western suburbs of Chicago for over 30 years. This experienced dental practitioner specializes in reconstructive repair, cosmetic dentistry and implants as well as oral-health maintenance for the entire family.

Gregory J. Daniels characterizes his as a “relationship practice,” one in which he and his staff help patients make sound decisions about their oral health. His staff and patients alike call him caring and skilled. Gregory J Daniels DDS is an AACD member cosmetic dentist practicing in Hinsdale, Illinois. For patient consultations, contact Gregory J Daniels at 630-655-8815.


Gregory J Daniels | The White Smile Diet | Gregory Daniels DDS

In Health and Beauty on May 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm

SOME TIPS TO KEEP YOUR PEARLY WHITES SHINING BRIGHT

by Gregory J Daniels DDS

A mentor to many, Dr. Gregory J. Daniels DDS FAGD, has practiced dentistry with distinction for more than 30 years. Services at Dr. Gregory J. Daniels’ Hinsdale, IL practice include reconstructive repair, cosmetic dentistry and implants as well as oral-health maintenance for the entire family. Gregory Daniels DDS has been a member of the Academy of General Dentistry for over 20 years and is also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD).

First it was Atkins, then it was South Beach, now it’s the White Smile Diet. Daily home care and regular cleanings at your dentist’s office are essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. In addition, certain foods can help remove stains from your teeth. Foods such as apples, pears, celery, carrots, cauliflower and cucumbers produce saliva which combines with the foods’ natural fibers to naturally clean teeth and remove bacteria.

A recent survey show that whitening treatments have increased more than 300% since 1996. With so many people wanting to brighten their smile, Gregory J. Daniels DDS, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD) has a few easy tips that will help his patients to maintain their beautiful white teeth after treatment.

• Strawberries will naturally whiten your teeth.

• Avoid drinking coffee, dark syrup sodas, red wine and blueberries. All stain teeth quickly.

• Drink from a straw whenever possible this allows food dyes to bypass teeth altogether.

• Baking soda helps remove stains. Brush it on your teeth twice a month, just as you would toothpaste, and rinse.

• Raw veggies are not only healthy, but they clean your teeth and remove topical stains.

• Chewing sugarless gum stimulates saliva and clean teeth surfaces. Not recommended for patients with TMJ.

Dr. Gregory J Daniels is an AACD member cosmetic dentist practicing in Hinsdale, Illinois.  For patient consultations, contact Gregory Daniels DDS at 630-655-8815.

About Gregory J Daniels DDS

Dr. Gregory J. Daniels, DDS, FAGD, has been a dentist in the western suburbs of Chicago for over 30 years. This experienced dental practitioner specializes in reconstructive repair, cosmetic dentistry and implants as well as oral-health maintenance for the entire family.

Dr. Gregory J. Daniels DDS characterizes his as a “relationship practice,” one in which he and his staff help patients make sound decisions about their oral health. His staff and patients alike call him caring and skilled.

Ongoing Education In The Dental Field

Dr. Gregory J. Daniels DDS began his career after earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School. But the learning did not stop there. Throughout his career, Dr. Gregory J. Daniels always kept on top of the latest developments in the dental field through continuing education. His advanced dental training has taken him through courses at the Pankey Institute For Advanced Dental Education, The Dawson Academy for Continuing Dental Education and the Seattle Institute For Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Gregory J. Daniels is also an active participant at the annual convocations of the American Equilibration Society and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Further, Gregory J. Daniels DDS is an active member of three regular study clubs. Monthly meetings with fellow members of the Dawson-Pankey Study Club of DuPage County have kept Dr. Gregory J. Daniels at the forefront of current dental knowledge and techniques. Studies with the West Suburban Implant Study Club keep Dr. Gregory J. Daniels up to date with state-of-the art techniques in implant dentistry. And his meetings with the Advanced Dental Study Group focuses on advances in cosmetic and functional dentistry.