• NOVEMBER 5, 2012
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    Dr. Harris, why shouldn’t I eat all of the Halloween candy??

    Lots of reasons! Livestrong.com lists the effects of candy on the body as: weight gain, reduced nutrient intake, increased risk of disease, and increased risk of tooth decay-our personal favorite! When you eat too much sugar, the bacteria that causes cavities multiplies and causes more damage to your teeth. Specific types of candy like caramel, taffy and

    • NOVEMBER 12, 2012
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    Dr. Harris, what do you know about smokeless tobacco?

    Smokeless tobacco (also called chewing tabacco, dip, snuff, chew) has over 3,000 chemicals, including 28 cancer causing substances. The nicotine in smokeless tobacco is swallowed  or absorbed through blood vessels in the mouth. Holding an average-sized dip in your mouth for 30 minutes gives you as much nicotine as smoking three cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco can cause

    • NOVEMBER 13, 2012
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    Dr. Harris, what can I do to protect my teeth?

    That is a great question! we found an article on webmd that might help: “You plan meals, grab drinks, and play sports without giving much thought to your teeth. But you might not realize how food, beverages, and activities can wreck the health of your pearly whites. Twenty-five percent of U.S. adults over age 65

    • NOVEMBER 19, 2012
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    Dr. Harris, I’m planning to eat a lot this Thanksgiving-will it effect my teeth?

    We found great article about Thanksgiving and your teeth, check it out here: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=3048 “On Thanksgiving Day, like any day, brush your teeth, avoid foods filled with sugars as best you can, and don’t snack often – and if you do, brush your teeth again,” said Koo. “Consider using a mouth rinse, get some fluoride


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