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Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

If Your Teeth Could Ask for Drinks, The Top 3 Would Be These

Posted on 2/28/2019 by Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry
If Your Teeth Could Ask for Drinks, The Top 3 Would Be TheseHave you ever really thought about what you're drinking and how it affects your body? From water to sodas, juice to alcohol, everything you drink has some kind of effect.

Some of these drinks are healthy and helpful for your body, while others are not. Some that you may think are healthy can actually turn out to have some pretty unhealthy ingredients. If your teeth could talk, here are the three drinks they would ask for.

There's no other drink as healthy as water. It contains nothing negative at all. It helps rinse out your mouth, removing the bacteria that cause cavities. If you're drinking water that has been fortified with fluoride (i.e., city water from the tap), it's even more beneficial because it will help strengthen your teeth. Water has no calories in it, either, and will help your body remain hydrated.


Tea can be a tricky drink. Some teas do have detrimental effects on your teeth. Black tea, for example, can stain your teeth. Some other teas contain caffeine, and even healthy teas can be bad for you if you add a lot of sugar to them. On the upside, there are teas that are very beneficial to your teeth. Green tea, for example, has been found to decrease the risk of gum disease and other oral health issues.

Coconut Water

If you feel like you need a bit of flavoring in your water, coconut water is a good option. It helps keep you hydrated and replaces lost electrolytes. When it comes to your mouth, coconut water helps to remove the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. It also contains antioxidants and contains very few calories.

Do you have any questions about what your drinks are doing to your teeth? Give us a call today to discuss them.

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