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The Teething Myth You Have to Stop Believing

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Uncategorized

Many parents have the misconception that teething causes diarrhea. What’s the correlation, you may ask? It is believed that the excess saliva that comes with teething can affect the gastrointestinal system.

However, although there is no evidence of a causal relationship, this idea may not be completely baseless, as teething babies put a variety of different items in their mouths during teething. This can result in them introducing a host of new bacteria into their system which can then results in diarrhea.

If your baby has diarrhea while teething, don’t write it off as a symptom of teething itself. Monitor what your baby puts in his or her mouth, and if the diarrhea persists, he or she should be examined by a doctor to avoid further issues.

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Sep
15

Why Chewing Gum is Good For Your Oral Health

Not all chewing gum are created equally. Although people have been chewing gum for centuries, there’s a critical difference between gum that can help your teeth and gum that can ruin your teeth: sugar! Sugarless gum has been shown to have oral health benefits and can even help to prevent tooth decay! In fact, chewing […]

Sep
8

Are You Better Off Without Toothpaste?

When you think of dental hygiene, a toothbrush and toothpaste immediately comes to mind. A cult has been built around toothpaste-a thousand different varieties, brands, flavors, and functions exist. Each new commercial touts a different dentist’s recommendation, and consumers are left baffled in the drugstore aisle wondering if whitening specialties really work. Unfortunately, all of […]

Sep
1

Teeth With DIY Orthodontics

Many people think that orthodontics is as simple as just applying pressure on teeth until they move to their desired location. However, what they fail to consider is the importance of using the right tools to move the teeth as well as taking the proper care and consideration of the root structures and the impact […]

Aug
25

How Can Tartar Affect Your Oral Health?

We all seem to know a thing or two about plaque, but the overall population knows a lot less about tartar. Tartar is a hard, yellow substance that forms on your teeth when plaque is not properly removed and is left to harden. Once plaque turns to tartar, it’s bad news for teeth. While plaque […]

Aug
18

Lessons Learned From Neanderthal Dental Plaque

Dentists, for good reason, care a lot about plaque. Brushing and flossing regularly is essential to reducing plaque and keeping your teeth and gums free from bacteria. However, plaque can harbor plenty of information about an individual, as it is one of the most DNA rich areas of the human body. Sticky plaque catches all […]

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