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Tag: Health

Common Causes of Mouth Sores

Many patients come in complaining of mouth sores. Some common causes of these can be irritation, hormonal changes, and infection. Things that irritate the mouth can be a sharp or broken tooth, braces or retainers, hot foods and drinks or tobacco products. Certain medications, highly acidic foods, stress and vitamin deficiencies can also cause mouth […]

Soda Tax?

The California Dental Association and The California Medical Association announced on July 2, 2018 that they want state voters to decide on a soda tax initiative on the 2020 ballot. This initiative would implement a two cent per fluid ounce tax on sugar sweetened drinks and is estimated to provide about $1.7 billion in revenue […]

Vaping Effects on Dental Health

We have been receiving more questions about how vaping affects a person’s dental health. Vaping has been said to be better than traditional smoking because it does not produce secondhand smoke; however, it is not any better for your dental health. Vaping contains nicotine which reduces blood flow. This restriction of blood flow reduces the […]