April 2015 | North Point

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27Apr, 2015

Office Oral Health Care

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If you work in an office, you are probably making your teeth fight a hard battle to stay healthy. Between the sugary snacks co-workers bring in for everyone and the very necessary coffee breaks, there is a lot that can harm your teeth. North Point Periodontics has made a list of a few ways to help you avoid some dental pitfalls. Problem: Free sugary sweets in the office Solution: Make a rule for you to avoid these sweets. If there is a particular spot in your office where these foods can […]
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7Apr, 2015

Why Saliva is Important

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When it comes to oral health, most Americans think about keeping their teeth and gums healthy. But there is an important player in the game of oral health that is often overlooked — saliva. Without saliva, food wouldn’t taste as good, tooth decay would increase and digestion could be more difficult. Michael Brennan, DDS, MHS, director of the Sjögren’s Syndrome and Salivary Disorders Center at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., provides more information on the benefits of saliva. Q: Besides making things easier to chew and swallow, why do […]
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