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Your Health For Tag "snacks and sweets to avoid"

  • Do You Have the Candy Corn Gene?
    Oct. 22, 2013

    Do You Have the Candy Corn Gene?

    General oral health

    Does Halloween candy call your name? If you're powerless against the sweet stuff, it may not be your fault. Scientists at York University recently discovered a gene that affects how much a person desires sweet or fatty foods. It has to do with the pleasure receptors in the body. The hedonic system – the part... More »

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  • Summer Snacks: Give Your Kids Healthy Choices
    Jul. 2, 2013

    Summer Snacks: Give Your Kids Healthy Choices

    General oral health

    Summer is in full swing bringing warmer weather, more free time and frequently, summertime snacking. If you want to keep your family's teeth healthy, keep track of what and how often you eat. Bacteria in the mouth changes sugars from food your family eats into acids. These acids attack teeth enamel and can lead to... More »

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  • The Best Treats for Your Sweetie This Valentine's Day
    Feb. 14, 2013

    The Best Treats for Your Sweetie This Valentine's Day

    General oral health

    Your Valentine will likely love the heart-shaped box of chocolates you're planning on gifting, but the dentist probably won't. Not all chocolates in the assortment are created equal, though. Here are some of the worst offenders – and the chocolates you can reach for guilt-free. The Best Treats Milk or white chocolate: Plain milk or... More »

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