The latest updates on dental technology, treatments and how Nashville Restorative Dentistry is working to deliver the best possible care for our patients.
AAP Updates Recommendations on Fruit Juice for Infants and Children
Jul 26, 2017
In May, the American Academy of Pediatrics released several updated guidelines regarding the consumption of fruit juice for infants, toddlers, and children. The first update in 16 years, these new guidelines include limiting fruit juice intake for toddlers and completely cutting out fruit juice in the first year of a baby’s life. No juice for children under one year of age Previous guidelines from the AAP recommended that parents avoid giving 100 percent fruit juice to infants under six months...
Newcastle University Research Finds Improved Oral Health by Cutting Down on Sugar Intake
Jan 13, 2014
Everyone has heard that cutting down on refined sugars will help prevent and reduce tooth decay. A new study done by Newcastle University helps to define exactly how much we should cut back in order to improve dental health. The Newcastle study was commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) and it recommends an average intake of less than 10% of “free sugars” as our total calorie intake. Free sugars are found in many foods today, often added by manufacturers,...
Add Flossing to Your New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 24, 2013
Your smile says a lot about you. Without realizing it, we all make assumptions about people based on their smile. If someone has pretty teeth and healthy gums, we assume they’re in good health. On the other hand, if someone has poor dental health, we assume many negative things about them. Though this isn’t always true, many studies uphold our beliefs. For instance, flossing helps prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease. It removes the plaque and bacteria from our teeth. If...
Holiday Sweets and Dental Health
Nov 28, 2012
With so many holiday ads coming at us from every direction, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of Thanksgiving and Christmas and completely forget about calories. Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin pie and whipped cream and we all have a favorite Christmas candy. We usually eat our share of these and other wonderful treats and simply tell ourselves we’ll go on a big diet after New Year’s. Though your waistline can suffer during the holidays, so...