sugar – Assure A Smile http://www.assureasmile.com News, Tips, and Articles about Miami Dentistry Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:00:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 3 Food Types that Cause Cavities http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/3-food-types-cause-cavities/ Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:00:21 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3433 One of the key aspects of the holistic dentistry we practice at Assure A Smile is the recognition that our lifestyle choices – including the foods we consume – have a profound impact not only on our oral health but our overall wellness. What we eat plays a huge role in determining whether we will...

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3 Reasons to Increase Your Water Intake http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/3-reasons-to-increase-your-water-intake/ Mon, 29 May 2017 20:00:21 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3348 If you don’t drink any water, you won’t be around for long. If you don’t drink enough water, you can be causing yourself a number of unnecessary health problems. Dehydration or underhydration can lead to digestive or circulatory issues, result in weight gain, and create a general feeling a fatigue and lethargy. But inadequate water...

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Tips to Avoid Sugar During the Holidays http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/tips-avoid-sugar-holidays/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:00:50 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3186 The holiday season is right around the corner. It’s difficult to maintain a healthy diet during the winter festivities, often filled with sweet treats and decadent desserts, but sticking to your nutritional needs is pertinent any time of year. Although indulging once in a while is perfectly fine, keeping a balance of leafy greens, lean...

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Hidden Sugars That Harm Your Teeth http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/hidden-sugars-harm-teeth/ Tue, 24 May 2016 15:54:50 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3053 To promote holistic health and reduce the incidence of tooth decay, Assure A Smile recommends families be aware of recommended daily sugar allowances as well as the most common sources of sugar.

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The Heart Breaking Truth About Sugar and Soda http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/heart-breaking-truth-sugar-soda/ Mon, 09 May 2016 17:25:10 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3044 Almost everyone can agree that sugar tastes delicious. From candy to pastries and even cereal, sugar is added to many of America’s top selling foods in an effort to sweeten the deal for consumers. If you visit the dentist regularly, you are probably aware that too much sugar can cause tooth decay and eventually cavities. Most recently, however, a new study has been published that suggests an even more severe side effect to too much sugar consumption.

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The Surprising Link Between Oral Health and Happiness http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/surprising-link-oral-health-happiness/ Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:32:07 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2992 There is a well-documented link between smiling, happiness, and overall quality of life. In one study, researchers found that healthy adults who reported high levels of life satisfaction also happened to be smiling in high school yearbook photos. Other studies show similar correlations between gum health, happiness, and life satisfaction. Read more to learn simple ways to improve health, strengthen teeth, and build happiness!

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5 Tips for a Healthy Halloween http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/5-tips-for-a-healthy-halloween/ Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:23:27 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2786 Whether you have children or are worried about your own sugar consumption on Halloween, here are a few ways to have a healthier holiday.

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Oreos and Oral Health: How Cookies Cause More Than Cavities http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/oreos-oral-health-cookies-cause-cavities/ Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:13:57 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2667 For researchers at the College of Connecticut, there’s no question about it: Junk food is addictive. Most addictive are heavily processed snacks that have high levels of sugar and fat, like Oreo cookies. In fact, a recent study indicates that Oreo cookies are just as addictive as cocaine or morphine. This is a startling discovery for parents and children alike, as Oreos are one of America’s favorite sandwich cookies. Nevertheless, the discovery underscores and important fact: The American diet is rich in high-fat and high-sugar snacks that wreak havoc on the teeth, gums, and total body health.

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How to Avoid Processed Foods http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/how-to-avoid-processed-foods/ Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:00:07 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=1625 How to Avoid Processed FoodsProcessed foods are those that are prepared with the intention of being easy to consume. They are more convenient, longer lasting, and sometimes better tasting than 100% natural foods. However, a team of Dutch scientists recently produced a study indicating that processed foods may double your risk of developing colon cancer. At Harvard Medical School, another team demonstrated that processed foods that are rich in high-fructose corn syrup might also cause cancer, as well as obesity and type II diabetes. As the study of processed food and well-being continues, health professionals worldwide are beginning to warn consumers to pay close attention to the ingredients in the foods they eat.

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Sugar: The Friendly Enemy http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/sugar-the-friendly-enemy/ Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:00:47 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/?p=975 Suager The Friendly EnemyToday, the average person consumes 150 pounds of sugar each year—nearly 20 times the amount consumed by the average person in the 18th century (i). Only about 60% of those calories are metabolized and converted into immediate energy; the remaining 40% are converted into fat molecules, stored, and reserved for energy production later. With this in mind, it is easy to see how sugar consumption is a key contributor to obesity. New research shows that excessive sugar consumption also leads to a number of other life threatening diseases, including type II Diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Miami dentists have begun to spread awareness for this issue, warning patients to be weary of daily sugar intake not only to prevent cavities but to preserve total body health as well.

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