The AAP previously said fruit juice was appropriate for babies after six months but has since found that juice serves “virtually no role” during a child’s first year of life, the authors wrote in new guidelines published in the journal Pediatrics. Doctors said babies younger than six months should only drink breast milk or infant formula as their primary source of nutrition.
Sugar, Sugar and more sugar. That is one of the biggest culprits in tooth decay. Drinking sugary drinks like colas, which have more sugr in them than you can even imagine, then letting that sugar sit on your teeth for hours. It’s one of the worse things you can do to your teeth. If you must drink sugary drinks, then at least wash them down with a glass of water. preferably, brush your teeth shortly after to get rid of all of that sugar just hanging around decaying your teeth. The best thing for your health and your teeth is to drink them sparingly. That means colas, fruit juices, sugary coffee concoctions, and even certain smoothies. In moderation only. And that doesn’t mean one an hour, that means one a week, or less.
Teeth grinding. Most of our patients who grind their teeth don’t even realize they are doing it until they come in for a cleaning or a check up. Grinding your teeth will cause problems with the integrity of the teeth, it will wear away your enamel and can even lead to jaw problems. If you think you might be having this issue, schedule an appointment, we will check it out for you, and there are teeth guards and other thing we can do which will help to eliminate this habit. Perhaps one of the bet things to do is realize your body is under stress and you need to address that issue in a productive way. Meditation, yoga, QiGong and Tai Chi help some people. For others its some form of aerobic exercise. Teeth grinding is usually a symptom of other things in your life which need to be addressed.
Chewing on things which are not nutritious. Some people have a nervous habit of chewing on ice cubes or the ends of pencils. This is NOT a good thing to do. First of all it probably annoys the people around you, secondly, these are hard surfaces with no give to them, which can cause damage to your pearly whites. Don’t do it. It’s bad for you.
Neglecting to brush and floss you teeth. I kow that most of us are pretty busy these days, but it doesn’t take but a couple of minutes to brush and floss our teeth. If you don’t want to get the taste of tooth paste in your mouth, you can just brush gently with a damp brush. this will help keep your teeth clean, which in turn helps to prevent the build up of plaque in your mouth.
Not coming for regular check ups is another way to harm your teeth.
Cosmetic dentist for Vero Beach, Orchid, John’s Island, Wabasso, Sebastian
Dr. Hagood would like to take a moment to thank our loyal patients. We are constantly on the look out for products which will enhance the lives of our patients and periodically we offer those products to all of our patients.
One of those products is a toothpaste called MyntSmile. You may have noticed that we posted about it in a blog post earlier this month. In case you didn’t see that post, let me tell you a little more about it.
MyntSmile is a highly non-abrasive toothpaste that is a great product for all patients who have any type of porcelain or composite resin restoration in their mouth. This toothpaste will restore the polish to porcelain veneers, crowns, and bridges.
For our patients with any type of gum recession, root sensitivity, or root decay, MyntSmile is a great choice for them as well.
MyntSmile is currently available only through select dental offices. We are happy to be able to provide the ordering information. Just scroll to the bottom of our website and click on the MyntSmile link. You can use the coupon code “15off” to receive 15% off your first order.
Dr. Hagood’s Office
Beginning this month, Dr. Hagood’s office will be offering a very special toothpaste for our patients. MyntSmile is a gentle yet very effective toothpaste you can’t purchase just anywhere, but we will be offering it starting in June. What is it that makes MyntSmile so special?
“Whats Wrong With Conventional Toothpaste?
Conventional toothpaste is highly abrasive and damages the surface layer of patient’s cosmetic restorations. They become more susceptible to stain, tartar and plaque. They lose their shine and their color.
Protects The Surface Layer
MyntSmile® is the only toothpaste made for cosmetic dentistry that still effectively fights cavities, reduces sensitivity, and prevents gum disease. It increases the life of the cosmetic restoration, renews old porcelain/bonding, and provides the gloss that a conventional toothpaste cannot. Patients protect their investment and enhance their cosmetic results by using MyntSmile®.
Better For Your Teeth
MyntSmile® Is Also Better For Your Actual Teeth. MyntSmile® was also tested on enamel and showed to fight cavities up to 27% better than commercial toothpastes. MyntSmile® has been published in RDH, Dentistry IQ, ADHA Magazine, The American Journal of Dentistry, The Journal of Dental Research (Online), Wall Street Journal / Market Watch Section and Yahoo Finance. See the results for yourself! MyntSmile® gently targets stains and discoloring that develop on enamel over time.” Taken from the MyntSmile site
Check your email for a special offer from our office for MyntSmile ..If you aren’t on our email list, call the office or fill in the contact form on our site and we will get you signed up.
Is your breath a little sour? Do you notice people backing away when you are talking to them? You could be suffering from Bad Breath. It’s not something to take lightly. Take a look at this post from WebMd:
“By Pamela Babcock
No one likes to hear it, but it’s worse not to know it: You have bad breath.
Bad breath (also known as halitosis or malodor) can be embarrassing and tough on those around you. Some people don’t realize their breath could peel paint because people are afraid to tell them.
Fortunately, this problem is often easy to fix. What helps: Good oral hygiene, regular visits to your dentist, and ruling out any underlying conditions or other factors (such as some medications, diets, and foods) that could make your breath less than pleasant.
Do You Have Bad Breath?
Bad breath is often caused by a buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off noxious odors or gasses that smell like sulfur — or worse. Everybody has nasty breath at some point, like when you get out of bed in the morning.
Not sure if your breath is bad? The best way to find out is to ask a trusted friend or your significant other, “‘Does my breath smell?’ Because it’s really hard to tell on your own,” Tina Frangella, DDS, a dentist with Frangella Dental in New York, tells WebMD.
There’s another way to know. It may seem a bit gross, but look at and smell your dental floss after you use it. “If your floss smells or there is blood on it, then there are foul odors in your mouth,” Woodall says.
What Causes Bad Breath?
There are no statistics on what percentage of the population has bad breath. That’s because studies usually rely on someone reporting whether or not they think they have bad breath and may not be accurate.
But studies show that about 80% of bad breath comes from an oral source. For instance, cavities or gum disease can lead to bad breath, as can tonsils that have trapped food particles; cracked fillings, and less-than-clean dentures.
Several internal medical conditions also can cause your breath to go downhill fast. They include diabetes, liver disease, respiratory tract infections, and chronic bronchitis. You’ll want to see your doctor to rule out things like acid reflux, postnasal drip, and other causes of chronic dry mouth (xerostomia).
Woodall recalls a 30-year-old patient who had chronic bad breath, though her teeth were “immaculate” and her tongue was very clean. Her doctor tested her for acid reflux and other stomach conditions, “gave her some medicine, and her bad breath went away,” Woodall says.”We can often help with diagnosing the cause of bad breath.
Here in our Vero Beach office, we can often help with diagnosing the cause of bad breath. Give us a call, make an appointment, and come on in.
As you may or may not know, Dr. Hagood teaches various courses for members of the Dental Profession. His current offerings are courses in Digital Photography, which includes global photo manipulations using adobe Photoshop.
There are several types of courses he will be offering throughout the summer and Fall:
Digital Photography ( this is a 2-day course):
June 2, 2017
July 21, 2015
August 25, 201
November 10, 2017
August 11, 2017
October 13, 2017
Costs for both the Photography and Trial Smile Courses –
– Tuition: $1,695 (2 day)
-Tuition: $995 (1 day)
*Group rates available for Vero Beach or for Dr. Hagood to travel to your location : $5,000
You don’t have a toothache. Your teeth are nice and straight. The last time we saw you, you didn’t have any cavities. All good news. But that doesn’t mean you should skip your regular check-ups and cleaning.
The reason your teeth feel so good right now is that you have been taking good care of them, and so have we. When you start skipping your regular check-ups, things can change, and they can change quickly.
Your mouth gets used a lot, like all day every day. You eat, you drink, you talk, you laugh. Every time you use your mouth you are inviting small food particles to come to rest in little crevices where you probably can’t see or feel them.
If you come to our office for a cleaning, we do see them, and we remove them before they cause any harm. These small particles, if left too long in your mouth, can cause tooth decay, and you don’t want that.
Your Dentist can also tell if other things are going on inside your body. He or she can tell if you have an issue brewing in your body and you may not even have symptoms yet. Your dental z-rays can tell your dentist that you are having trouble with bone density. A deteriorating jaw will let the dentist know that your body is not retaining bone density as it normally would.
If you gums have begun to bleed, and there are times when no matter how you brush and floss, your breath smells bad, these symptoms could be indicative of the early stages of diabetes.
These are just a few reasons why you should visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
Give us a call, make an appointment, we can take care of your dental needs!
Dr. Hagood’s Office,
Vero Beach Cosmetic Dentist
Is it time to find a new dentist? Is your current dentist not up to your standards? Are you looking for some cosmetic work? If you are new here in the Vero Beach Area, you will need to find a Dentist. Choosing the right dentist is important. When you are careful about getting good service in every other area of your life, why would it be any different when choosing a dentist. After all, your dentist is someone you’ll need to see at least twice a year and trust him or her to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. For some people, the mere thought of going to the dentist can be stressful or unnerving, so it’s also important the Dental provider as well as his staff, puts you at ease and makes you feel confident about your treatments.
It’s a good idea to talk to local family, friends, and colleagues about their dentists. Everyone has to take care of their teeth, so most of your neighbors and acquaintances should be able to provide you with recommendations for local practices.
Another way is to go online and type in search terms such as Dentist, Vero Beach. You can also search for the type of services the dentist may provide like, Invisalign or Micro Thin Veneers.
Facebook business pages often have reviews you can read.
Google + is another resource for reviews and information about dentists in your area.
Often, the best thing is to do your research, make an appointment for an initial consult and just get a feel for the dentist, his hygienist, and his office staff.
We invite you to come and visit our office.
Cosmetic Dentist, Vero Beach
They say a picture is worth a thousand words! I believe that. To attempt a verbal description of how my patients feel once I have made their smiles better is almost impossible. Each of the people in these photos one day looked in the mirror and said, I don’t want to have crooked teeth any longer, or I want my smile to be white again. And so they came to me, and together we made a plan. [Read more…]
Something we may have all heard from our Mom or Grandma ” Chew with your mouth closed and make sure you chew your food!” When we are in a hurry, we don’t often chew our food enough. We take a bit, chew a little, swallow and in goes the next fork full of food. That’s not the proper way to eat and stay healthy. I am always intrigued by new studies that come up which allow me to teach my patients that having healthy, strong teeth and good dental habits affects much more than just your smile. Below is a study about why it’s important to chew your food. [Read more…]