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5 Foods and Drinks that Help Combat Gum Disease

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 2:32 am
a woman drinking green tea to keep her gums healthy

When it’s time to visit your dentist for your six-month checkup, you often just think of your teeth. However, your gums are a very important part of your oral health, too! It’s estimated that about 50% of people have some stage of gum disease. This is a serious condition that can lead to tooth loss and other health problems if left untreated.

While your dentist can offer services like scaling and root planing to keep gum disease from becoming worse, the best thing is to focus on preventing the infection in your mouth from forming. In addition to your daily dental routine, like brushing and flossing, there are certain foods and drinks that can help fight gum disease. Here are five great ones!

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Here’s How Cranberries Can Support your Oral Health

December 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 10:19 pm
Picture of a bowl filled with cranberries

You often hear about the hazards of common holiday staples like pies, caramels, and toffee, but what’s talked about much less often are the festive foods that can actually improve your oral health. You might not have guessed it, but cranberry sauce happens to have serious anti-bacterial properties that can prevent gum disease. If you’re skeptical, here’s a rundown of why that is, and how you can make the best use of that information.

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4 Tips for Surviving Cold & Flu Season with Invisalign

November 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 4:28 pm
woman sneezing during cold and flu season in Bloomfield Hills

Have you started stocking up on hand sanitizers and other disinfecting products this time of the year? With the cold and flu season here, it can be difficult to prevent yourself from falling ill. If you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment, you’ll have to be especially cautious about how you handle your clear aligners. To avoid getting sick or risking any setbacks in your treatment, here are four tips on surviving the season while straightening your smile!

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5 Tips to Keep Your Halloween Sweet Tooth at Bay

November 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 12:17 am
Orange pail spilling Halloween candy on black stone surface

October 31st is just a few weeks away, which means Halloween is right around the corner! While the spooky season is always a fun time of year, it can be scary for your dentist. All that Halloween candy can threaten your oral health if you’re not careful. However, with a bit of planning, you can navigate the fall festivities without dramatically increasing your risk of cavities. Keep reading to learn five ways to keep your Halloween sweet tooth at bay.

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How Coffee and Dental Health Are Connected

September 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 2:06 pm
person smiling and holding cup of coffee

Whether you drink coffee in the morning, at night, or in the middle of the day, it’s undeniable how popular this beverage is. Many people use coffee to help wake them up in the morning. Some use it to give them a boost to get through work or school. Regardless of why you drink this tasty beverage, National Coffee Day is the perfect time to celebrate it. So you can enjoy the day safely, read on to learn about how coffee and dental health are related.

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The Summer Sun and Healthy Gums

August 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 7:56 pm
person smiling on the beach

Summer is the perfect time to soak up the sun’s rays. From swimming to wakeboarding to going for a bike ride in the park, there are endless possibilities for how you can spend the season. With all the sunlight you’ll be taking in, you may be well aware that it can have an impact on your health. As it turns out, the summer sun can also affect your smile. Read on to learn about how the sun can encourage healthy gums and a gorgeous grin.

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4 Freedoms You Can Enjoy with Invisalign

July 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 3:43 pm
Woman smiling while eating lunch on vacation

Invisalign gives you more than one reason to smile. Sure, the clear aligners are usually quicker than traditional braces and are considerably more discreet, but those aren’t the only reasons that more than 12 million people have chosen to pursue their smile goals with Invisalign. To learn four noteworthy benefits of opting for clear aligner treatment, read on!

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Tips for Sleeping Better During the Summer

June 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 4:31 pm
Woman sleeping in her bed during the summertime.

What’s on your to-do list this summer? Are you planning to hit the road for a family vacation? Maybe you’d rather spend your days relaxing by the poolside? What about catching up on much-needed sleep? Every night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of precious sleep because of sleep apnea. But this condition isn’t the only culprit behind sleep disruption; there are many other factors that can influence and interrupt your sleep during the summertime! Keep reading to learn more about these factors along with some ways you can easily get back to bed this season.

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Is Sleep Apnea Linked to Blindness?

May 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 5:07 pm
Tired woman rubbing her eyes.

Every night, millions of Americans miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea; and many more cases go undiagnosed! But sleep apnea doesn’t just disturb you while you’re trying to rest—it can also lead to a variety of different health problems if left untreated. Among these are vision problems; in fact, new research has revealed a connection between sleep apnea and diabetes-related eye problems. Keep reading to learn more about this connection and what you can do to manage your conditions and get back to bed.

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Gum Disease and Mental Health: What You Need to Know About Your Risk

April 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 2:06 pm
Sad woman looking down

Most people probably don’t give too much thought to how the state of their oral health affects other areas of their lives. Yes, we’ve all heard of the importance of regular brushing and flossing to prevent cavities and gum disease. But what if the prevention of periodontal disease (another term for gum disease) was related directly to a person’s mental health? A new study released by the University of Birmingham has made a fascinating discovery about this surprising link.

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