Articles posted by Amir Borhani

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a statement explaining that children under 1 year should not consume any fruit juice at all. This is the first change to their fruit juice recommendations for children since 2001. In the past, the Academy has recommended that children under 6 months do not consume juice, but after new findings they are expanding that age to up to 1 year old. Overall, fruit juice does not provide the health benefit that whole fruit does because juice lacks the same fiber. So although kids like the sweet taste of fruit juice, it has very little nutritional value and contributes negatively to their overall health. Instead, you should give your baby only water and milk until they are 1 year old.

Fruit Juice is Bad for Baby Teeth

Many parents give their child fruit juice because it’s made from fruit and assumed to be healthy. But did you know that many fruit juices have added sugars that make the sugar content upwards of 23 grams in 8 ounces? In fact, 8 ounces of coke contains that same amount of sugar! That’s a lot

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When Is A Good Time for Braces?

When Is A Good Time for Braces?

Many parents begin asking when their children will need braces when their child is still very young. While anyone can benefit from braces at nearly any time in their life, most individuals start them at about 12 or 13 years old, with the opportunity to start earlier if needed. The timing in these years is

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better?

Are Electric Toothbrushes Better?

The way we think about purchasing goods and services is incredibly different than we did 10, even 5, years ago. With the ability to order just about everything online and the reduced need to think about it, consumerism has changed drastically. In the last few years, subscription opportunities have skyrocketed. You can have your contacts

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Oral Cancer Signs and Symptoms

Oral Cancer Signs and Symptoms

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 53,260 people will get oral cancer in 2020 and 10,750 people will die from these cancers. Oral cancer has a high survival rate when caught early, which is why Dental Associates dentists pledge to monitor our patients at each routine exam. With each routine dental exam, we

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Do I Need to Go to the Dentist While Pregnant?

Do I Need to Go to the Dentist While Pregnant?

Despite 90 percent of women knowing that gum health while pregnant is important, only about 60 percent of women receive routine oral care while pregnant, according to a study conducted by BMC Oral Health. For many women, knowing oral health is important while pregnant doesn’t equal a direct conversion to a routine teeth cleaning or check-in

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Dental Issues During COVID-19

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed the way we live. Our daily schedules have been disrupted, the stress we’re experiencing is very real, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight quite yet. These changes have taken a toll on us both emotionally and physically, and I’ve seen this firsthand with my

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4 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles

4 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles

It’s hard to believe summer is nearly upon us! This new season welcomes great fun and also a change in our schedules. However, an increase in outdoor fun, traveling, and sports doesn’t mean we can get too relaxed with our oral health habits. In fact, summer can be a great time to help your kids

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Night Guards to Protect Teeth and Gums

Night Guards to Protect Teeth and Gums

The daily stresses of life take a great toll on our bodies. Unfortunately, I see many patients who present with damage to their teeth, including chips, cracks, and general wearing down due to teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Even if you don’t think you’re clenching and/or grinding your teeth during the day, it could indeed

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Sugar Industry Influenced Research on Tooth Decay

Sugar Industry Influenced Research on Tooth Decay

A report released today shows the sugar industry steered national dental policies away from reductions in sugar consumption to prevent tooth decay. The sugar industry worked closely with health organizations in the 1960s and early 1970s to develop dental policies that didn’t discourage children from eating sugar.That’s the conclusion of a report by University of

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