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Coffee and Donuts and Cavities—Oh My!

You’re sitting at the table, sipping on a delicious cup of coffee, reading the newspaper, and casually nibbling at a glazed donut. Are you also destroying your teeth irrevocably? The short answer is probably not. While you may be bathing your teeth in sugar and acids, hopefully, you aren’t going to be leaving it there all day. Try to brush …

Facts and Fiction About Dental Health

Facts & Fiction About Dental Health

Everyone has questions about their dental health, so at Valley Dental PC we want to help clear up some common facts and fiction about dental health. If you are looking for more answers to your dental health questions call us at 315-982-9590 or stop in anytime in New Hartford. Whitening my own teeth at home is fine Fiction – Most of the …

Oral Health and Aging

As we get older, there are many concerns to keeping up ones health, including their oral health. Ensuring that your teeth exist as long as you do is possible with proper oral care such as brushing, using fluoride toothpaste, and flossing, also keeping up with regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups. Dentures, health conditions, and medications are common issues …

Oral Health and Asthma

Oral Health and Asthma At Valley Dental PC, we want to highlight that May is Asthma Awareness Month. With over 20 million Americans diagnosed with Asthma, dentists are frequently seeing more and more oral health issues caused by asthma. How is my oral health affected by asthma? Adults and children that are asthmatic often see a correlation between their oral …

Toothpaste – What You Should Know

Brushing your teeth is a very important task, but choosing the right toothpaste is just as important. Most people walk through the drug store and just pick whichever toothpaste looks best. However, more care should be put into which toothpaste you decide to buy because the health of your teeth depend on it. Check the Fluoride Levels When you are …

Dental Trend: Oil Pulling

You may have seen a couple of blogs and Facebook posts about the latest new dental trend; oil pulling. You might be wondering what oil pulling is and how does it relate to dental health. Oil pulling is actually not a recent new trend it actually has been around for years. All you need to begin oil pulling is a …

How Energy and Sports Drinks Effect Your Teeth

While we all know that sugar is considered unhealthy for your teeth, it is important to know that the acid in energy and sports drinks can also do some irreversible damage to your pearly whites. The General Dentistry journal has published research finding that energy and sports drinks contain so much acid that they start destroying teeth after only five days of …

Brushing Teeth – What You Should Know

Brushing our teeth has become second nature to us, but we are not always doing it right. It seems like such an easy task to perform, but it’s very easy to make mistakes that could end up harming our teeth instead of helping them. Give It Time Dentists recommend that we should be brushing teeth at least twice a day, three …

Choosing a Mouth Rinse

Ever wandered through the mouth rise aisle at the store, gazing at the wide variety of mouth rises available – all of which to protect your teeth and gums and freshen your breath? How do you choose? How can you know which promises hold true, and is a mouth rinse really necessary? There are three major types of mouth rinses: products that contain …