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What Lakeshore Dental wants you to know before your visit.

A popular magazine likes to publish articles on what a “professional” wants you to know before you visit their office.  Here are the main points we hope our patients know. Bleeding gums are not “normal”. Many patients seem to be under the impression that a little bleeding after brushing their teeth is normal. Bleeding gums […]

Your teeth and how they affect your speech

Teeth are for more than just chewing. They also play a big part in speech development and confidence. Teeth help us produce all kinds of sounds, including /f/ (“first”), /v/ (“victory), /s/ (“sing”), /z/ (“zip”), the “ch” in “chips,” the g sound in “gym,” and the “sh” sound in “shake.” Teeth are also partially responsible […]

Do Sugar Substitutes Hurt My Teeth?

Sugar substitutes may look and taste like sugar but they don’t promote decay-causing acids in your mouth that can damage teeth. There are many types of sugar substitutes, including aspartame, erythritol, saccharin, stevia, sorbitol, and xylitol to name a few. You might recognize some of these names from ingredient lists on food packages, or know […]

Is Sparkling Water Safe for My Teeth?

According to the American Dental Association, any drink with carbonation, including sparkling water, has a higher acid level. Some reports have questioned whether sipping sparkling water will weaken your tooth enamel (the hard-outer shell of your teeth where cavities first form). The research suggests, sparkling water is generally fine for your teeth. In a study […]

6 causes for bad breath

Eating onions and garlic comes to mind when thinking of bad breath.  But these aren’t the only reasons. Smoking – aside from the foul nicotine smell, smoking dry’s your mouth causing bad breath. Dehydration – lack of saliva causes bacteria causing order. Medications – some medications can also cause dry mouth or mouth breathing. Sleeping […]