Dr. Guthrie, DDS Blog

Why Oral Care Can Have a Big Impact During Pregnancy

September 4, 2021

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pregnant woman brushing her teeth

Expecting mothers have a lot on their minds, from following a well-balanced diet to avoiding too much sugar. These are just a couple of the many dos and don’ts centered around one important concept: everything mother does affects the child growing inside her.

The same goes for mother’s oral health! Pregnancy can lead to dental problems, which then result in subsequent issues that can impact the baby. Keep reading to learn a few of the best dental practices pertaining to pregnancy and oral health.

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Just How Healthy Is Fruit Juice for Kids?

August 10, 2021

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Little girl drinking juice causing cavities in children

Juice is a popular kid’s beverage, and it’s easy to see why! Children love the tasty flavors and parents love that their little one is getting important vitamins and nutrients. However, that orange juice or grape juice may not be as healthy as you think it is. Recent studies and statistics suggest that these popular drinks include a lot more sugars and sweeteners than commonly believed, and they could be dramatically increasing your child’s risk of cavities. Read on as we go over how juice can cause cavities in children and what you can do to keep that precious smile happy and healthy!

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The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Teeth Whitening

June 22, 2021

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Person juicing lemons

No one wants to be showing off teeth that are anything other than white. However, discoloration naturally occurs over time due to a variety of different factors, including the use of tobacco products, drinking pigmented beverages, and just aging. You see all sorts of “hacks” across the internet in order to whiten your teeth, but the truth is that these aren’t usually safe for your smile. Read on to learn about the dangers of DIY whitening.

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Are the Drinks You’re Buying Your Child Causing Cavities?

April 22, 2021

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Child drinking juice that causes children’s cavitiesThere are many juices on the market claiming to offer health benefits for growing children; however, they might leave a lasting mark on their smile. A recent study found 62% of children’s drinks are sweetened, which can significantly increase the risk of tooth decay. With cavities the most chronic oral health issue in American, it’s essential you safeguard your child’s smile. Here’s how you can prevent children’s cavities while quenching their thirst.

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What Does A Tooth-Friendly Diet for Your Child Look Like?

February 19, 2021

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parent brushing teeth with child in ardmore

Any parent would likely answer, “of course,” when asked if they would do anything to keep their child healthy. Did you know that your child’s overall well-being is directly connected to their oral health? As a parent, you have the power to equip them with a beautiful smile that they can be proud of for years to come. One of the key factors in children’s oral health is their diet. Keep reading to see what your Ardmore dentist suggests when it comes to tooth-friendly foods.

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3 Fad Diets You Should Avoid for a Healthy Smile

January 21, 2021

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Fruit juice to avoid with fad diets.Many people turn to trending diets to lose weight or cleanse their bodies. While there are several popular options, your dentist warns against certain diets because they can leave a lasting mark on your smile. Although they may lead to a trimmer waistline, they can also have a few negative side effects on your oral health. Here are the top 3 fad diets your dentist recommends avoiding to protect your smile.

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What Happens When You Skip a Dental Cleaning

November 16, 2020

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Patient at dental cleaning

There are many different reasons that people skip their regular dental visits. For some it is a busy schedule while for others it is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While this may not seem like a big deal on the surface, missing your dental visits is more serious than you may think, and you could end up with a variety of different issues. The good news is that your dentist is taking numerous extra precautions in order to keep patients safe during this time, so there is no excuse for skipping a dental cleaning in Ardmore. Continue reading to learn about what could happen if you don’t see your dentist regularly.

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4 Frightening Dental Statistics You Should Know

October 22, 2020

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Scared child at the dentist

Did you know that most oral health issues are easily preventable with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist? With so many advancements in dentistry over the last few decades, a lot of problems could easily be a thing of the past. Despite this, there are still all sorts of surprising and scary statistics out there about oral health in the United States. Your dentist in Ardmore shares what those are and how to keep yourself from becoming one of them.

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Are Drinks Causing Your Child to Develop Cavities?

September 17, 2020

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Child drinking juice

Having an abundance of cavities can be frustrating and uncomfortable, especially for young kids. When considering the reason that people develop cavities, it is important to recognize that there can be a couple different causes. For children’s cavities, both poor oral hygiene and high sugar consumption can play a role. Continue reading to learn more from your children’s dentist about why your child is getting cavities and how proper nutrition has a huge effect on their oral health.

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When Should I Schedule My Child’s First Dental Appointment?

August 18, 2020

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Toddler holding teddy bear at first dental visit

From their gummy smile to their first tooth, seeing your child laugh lights up your world in a way you never knew was possible. To keep their smile healthy for years to come, it is important to prioritize their oral hygiene from an early age. However, many parents wonder how early they should actually start. If you have found yourself thinking something similar, then read on for the answer from a children’s dentist in Ardmore!

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