Drug Interactions and Grapefruit

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Drug Interactions and Grapefruit

As if grapefruits don’t get enough hate! There are now more than 85 drugs that may interact with my all time favorite fruit: grapefruit. The list includes some statins that lower cholesterol (such as atorvastatin, lovastatin, and simvastatin), some antibiotics, cancer drugs, and heart drugs. Here’s what happens: Grapefruit contains furanocoumarins, which block an enzyme

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Sometimes You Should Wait

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Sometimes You Should Wait

Wait 30 minutes to brush your teeth after consuming acidic foods to avoid damaging your enamel 🕒 Research has shown that foods containing citric acid like lemons, oranges, and grapefruits can weaken tooth enamel. But, about 20 minutes after you eat something, saliva will begin to neutralize the acids attacking your teeth. If you don’t

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Prescription Meds & Cavities

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Prescription Meds & Cavities

We all know that sugar can cause cavities but did you know that prescription meds can too 💊 Hundreds of medications, including many over-the-counter drugs, produce dry mouth as a side effect. Among the more likely types to cause problems are some of the drugs used to treat depression, nerve pain (neuropathy) and anxiety, as

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Grand Street Dental Featured on Forbes!

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Grand Street Dental Featured on Forbes!

Grand Street Dental was recently featured on Forbes! On Monday, January 2nd, an article was posted on Forbes regarding Grand Street Dental and our design and innovation!  Michelle Greenwald, the author, states that Dr. Plotnick is, “in a class by herself when it comes to design sensibility and customer touchpoint innovation.”  We would like to

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Avoiding Sugar

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Avoiding Sugar

Try THIS👈🏼not 👉🏼THAT: Sugar causes cavities plain and simple. Here are a few easy switches you can make to help you sugar detox. Choose smoothies or juices with darker leafy greens and celery as opposed to bananas orange juice. Choose whole fruits instead of dried ones. Choose natural unsweetened iced teas instead of commercial store

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Child’s First Visit

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Child’s First Visit

FIRST VISIT 🐣 || Protect your child’s teeth by starting dental checkups early 👍🏼That means about 6 months after the baby’s first tooth appears, but no later than their 1st birthday. We’ll discuss topics like Fluoride, brushing techniques (and how to make them do it👏🏻), The Do’s and Dont’s of bottles 🍼and sippy cups, what

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Flossing

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Flossing

Don’t leave your leftovers between your teeth or your breath may smell just like this ☝🏼Flossing removes plaque, bacteria and old stinky food out from underneath your gums and between your teeth that can lead to gum disease and decay! If you need a push, take what we call the floss and faint test😆. Floss

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Chewing Gum

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Chewing Gum

GUM chewers out there, you’ll appreciate this || studies show that chewing SUGARLESS gum can increase saliva flow, which reduces plaque acid, strengthens the teeth and reduces tooth decay! As an added bonus look for gums that contain xylitol, a sugar alcohol, that can actually help protect your teeth further against tooth decay! Just don’t

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Lipstick

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Lipstick

When choosing a red lipstick skip the warmer tones and choose ones with blue or cool bases to make your teeth look WHITER! If you’re not sure how to tell, just test them on the back of your hand and it will be pretty obvious which one is warm and which one is cool.

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Popcorn

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Popcorn

#Popcorn is the leading cause of fractured teeth in most practices-probably because we’re at the movies stuffing handfuls of it in our faces like no one is watching 👀 and then CRACK you bite down on that devilish 😾 un-popped kernel! My advice, knowing popcorn will NEVER go out of style…eat one at a time.

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Tongue Scraping || DO IT!!

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Tongue Scraping || DO IT!!

Do you or someone you love have bad breath? 😐Tongue scraping drastically improves bad breath by significantly reducing oral bacteria from the crevices of all areas the tongue. This Ayurvedic daily routine for maintaining oral health should be done on a regular basis, in the morning. A tongue scraper is a long, thin, flat piece

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A Guide to Canker Sores

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A Guide to Canker Sores

Although canker sores, or aphthous ulcers, are common occurrences they can also be annoying and painful. Read on to learn more about them and how to treat them. What are Canker Sores? Canker sores are small, round, painful ulcers that can occur on their own or in groups usually on the inside of your lip

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