Soda vs. Your Teeth (Spoiler Alert – Teeth Lose!)

January 4, 2020

Most of us know that drinking large amounts of soda and sugary drinks is bad for us. Heavy soda consumption is linked to obesity, osteoporosis, and diabetes. It’s not a huge stretch to link it as a negative impact on our teeth as well. At David C. Wood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients to enjoy strong, healthy teeth for their entire lives. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up soda completely.

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Brush Well to Protect Your Heart

November 7, 2019

Regular, thorough brushing does more for your health than just give you a beautiful smile. Many people don’t realize that the condition of your oral health plays a huge role in your overall health. At David C. Wood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we make sure all our patients are aware of the benefits of maintaining good oral hygiene – and of the problems that could emerge if a dental issue is left untreated. 

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Tooth Whitening: The Secret to Long-lasting White Teeth

April 7, 2018

Tooth Whitening: The Secret to long-lasting White TeethBy: Dr. David C. Wood D.D.S. Tooth whitening is really pretty simple, but with the vast number of whitening products and misinformation out there, many of my patients are left confused and frustrated. Therefore, I decided to spend my first blog post of 2018 explaining the keys to having whiter, brighter teeth!Step 1: Throw away that “whitening paste”Think of it this way: there are abrasives and bleaching agents. Most of your standard “whitening” toothpastes contain abrasives that work to mechanically scrub away stain molecules from the surface of your teeth. And while the results often provide the most immediate gratification, they are seldom long-lasting. This is because most toothpastes, especially those with whitening claims, are super gritty and abrasive, and in some cases even harmful to tooth enamel and gum tissue. I see patients on a daily basis with generalized gum recession and enamel … Continued

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