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Energy and Sports Drinks Damage Tooth Enamel • By josephwilliams •

Health • Dental Care If you are one of our Westend orthodontics patients, we want you to know about
the dangers posed by energy and sports drinks.  While most of us know that sodas
 are bad for us, many do not realize that energy and sports drinks can be just as
harmful.  These drinks are quite tempting.  When you are feeling tired and just need that
extra boost of energy, it is hard to turn down an energy drink that promises to get
your juice flowing.  And when you are exhausted from working out, wouldn't you
 think that sports drinks are the best option?  But they aren't, especially if you are concerned about the health of your teeth—
which most of our braces and Invisalign patients in Westend are.  The problem
with these drinks is that they can cause permanent damage to tooth enamel,
increasing your risk for many dental health problems, including cavities.  A recent study has proven what dentists and orthodontists have long known.  This
 study soaked tooth enamel in 13 diff…

Important things to know about an ear ache ( By Mike Nielsen)

In this article I will show you the basic symptoms associated with ear aches and some simple ideas for what you can do to prevent you and your loved ones from experiencing this awful feeling associated from having an ear ache. What causes an ear ache?

While ear aches are most commonly found in children, they are something that
everyone experiences at one time or another. The most common causes of ear aches are otitis media, an infection of the middle ear, or otitis externa, an inflammation of the outer ear canal. Ear aches are usually caused by either a minor injury to the ear canal or by fluid that becomes trapped in the inner ear. Swimming, bathing, or just by using those all so common cotton-tipped swabs can cause bacteria to grow and lead to discomfort and pain in the ear canal. This can lead to a swelling of the Eustachian tube (a small tube that connects the ear to the nose that regulates the pressure in the ear). As the Eustachian tube swells it can no longer drain through the…