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Kissing Facts from Brit Phillips DDS

On this Valentine’s Day, Brit Phillips DDS has some “kissing trivia” for you. Kissing can cause cavities. If you kiss someone who may have bad bacteria in his/her mouth, their saliva could pass the bacteria on to you, thereby causing cavities. On the...

Sugar Consumption Has Negative Effect on Dental Health

Important changes need to be made at the highest level to urgently address the deteriorating dental health from sugar consumption. By now you’ve probably heard about the outspoken voice of chef Jamie Oliver and his passion on this topic. The British Dental...

Blueberry Extract Could Fight Gum Disease

Dr. Phillips is keen on whole health dentistry. Recently there was an article related to blueberry extract and its benefit in fighting gum disease. Gum disease is a common condition among adults that occurs when bacteria form biofilms or plaques on teeth, and...

Nail Biting and Your Teeth

Nail biting, or onychophagia, is a relatively common habit that affects people of all ages. There are many theories as to why people bite their nails, but most agree that it often stems from stress or may be an activity that’s picked up as a child. Estimates suggest...

Dental Concerns for Senior Adults

Just 60 years ago, it was an assumption that as we age we would lose our natural teeth. But, that’s not the case for today’s older adults who are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before. A healthy mouth and teeth help you look good, eat delicious and...

Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health

Following a consistent oral health care routine is especially important for pregnant women for several reasons. Pregnancy changes the hormones in the body that put pregnant women at increased risk for periodontal disease, which is the most severe form of gum disease....