Category: Nutrition

Common Calcium Questions: Keeping Healthy Teeth

Since you were a wee child, you learned that calcium was an important part of a daily diet, helping you maintain strong and healthy bones! However, when it comes to getting enough of this essential mineral for your body and for your smile, too, you may realize you have some questions left unanswered by your… Read more »

Attention All Vegans: Getting Enough Calcium For Strong Teeth

You may ask yourself what to do when you know that you need calcium to build strong bones and strong teeth but you’re a vegan. The usual suggestions you hear about frequently include some form of dairy that is not part of your lifestyle. Of course, you can always rely in part on supplements but… Read more »

Oral Health And Beverages: Do This, Not That

When you pick up a glass of your beverage of choice, you may not realize that whatever it is (and even how you’re drinking it) can have just as serious an impact on your oral health as the foods that you choose. Furthermore, when you discover that your usual habits aren’t so great for your… Read more »

Facts About Childhood Caries

It probably wouldn’t come as a surprise if you heard that childhood caries (tooth decay) was a serious problem in third world countries. But what if you were told that it was a serious problem right here in the U.S.? Well it is. Why is tooth decay serious? Because you need your teeth to eat…. Read more »

Eating For Healthy Teeth

Remember when you were a child, how much you loved candy, ice cream, and soda? The same goes for your kids, right? One of their baby teeth must’ve been a sweet tooth. Your parents probably told you back then that you were going to rot your teeth, and they were right. All of that sugar… Read more »

Enjoy the Taste, and Benefits, of Eating Right

Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts National Nutrition Month® to promote nutrition information and education to improve people’s health and lives. This year, the Month’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” which exemplifies an important aspect of your dietary concerns—your mouth. Your taste buds, tongue, teeth, and gums react to… Read more »

Why Chocolate’s the Perfect Valentine’s Gift

Wondering what you should get your loved one for Valentine’s Day? The desire to be original can be a strong one for many people planning their romantic day, but one classic should always be a prominent part of the celebrations. Chocolate, the preferred treat for people of all ages and from all walks of life,… Read more »

Want Stronger Teeth? Drink Milk

Brushing and flossing your teeth every day helps keep them clean, but strength is also a deciding factor in your teeth’s longevity. Your teeth are continuously subjected to incredible amounts of bite pressure, and are constantly under attack by harmful, infectious oral bacteria. While some foods exacerbate the attacks against your teeth, others are highly… Read more »

Vitamins Can Improve TMJ Disorder, Says Livonia Dentist

Temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) disorder is a serious and uncomfortable disorder that affects the way your jaw joint functions. Patients who suffer with TMJ disorder tend to have frequent headaches, jaw pain, and even trouble eating and yawning. Yet, as unfortunate as this jaw dysfunction is, patients can use some natural and simple methods to… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Suggests Proper Dietary Choices for Kids

Eating habits follow a child for life, which is why starting sound eating habits at young age is critical. Not only is eating properly necessary for growing bodies, the right nutrition can maintain a smile healthy and strong. Dr. James Stewart, your Livonia family dentist, provides a proper nutrition guide to help parents and kids… Read more »