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ScienceDaily (May 1, 2012) - A recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, found that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teeth -- specifically, the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel, the glossy outer layer of the tooth.

Dr. Saitta recommends good old fashion water...but if you feel the need of a sports or energy drink, immediately follow with water and swish it around to help prevent the acids from damaging your teeth.

It takes 17 muscles to smile but 43 to frown.....I hope that puts a smile on your face!!

Children laugh around 400 times per day compared to the mere 15 times a day by an adult.

Dr. Saitta can put a smile back on your face....ask us about Restylane and Juvederm.

To Floss or Not to Floss? That is the question....if you don't floss you are missing 35% of your tooth surfaces.

38.5 days is the number of days a person spends brushing his teeth in his whole lifetime.

Dr. Saitta recommends that you floss daily - and make sure that you're getting a comprehensive dental exam every 12 months.

75% of the United States population suffers from some stage of periodontal (gum) disease.

Dr. Saitta recommends a comprehensive exam every 12 months, that includes the measuring of your gums around each tooth.

The Florence Manufacturing Company of Massachusetts, was one the first companies to produce toothbrushes in America in 1885. The first was the Pro-phy-lac-tic brush. This company also was the first to distribute the brushes in boxes to prevent cross contamination. Dr. Saitta recommends that you change your toothbrush every 3 months ~ this will benefit both dental and medical health.

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