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Contagious Cavities and Your Children

On Thursday July 21, 2016. Posted in Ask Dr. Peter Nelson


Dear Dr. Nelson,

I was told a mother can give a child cavities because they are contagious… is this true?

     Kristen Davis | Glastonbury, CT

Dear Kristen,

As strange as it may sound, the statement that “cavities may be contagious” is not too far from the truth. But I think the most helpful answer will first include a quick review of how and why we get cavities.

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8 Great Tips to Cure Your Husband’s Bad Breath!

On Thursday March 3, 2016. Posted in Ask Dr. Peter Nelson


Dear Dr. Nelson,
Lately I have noticed my husband’s breath becoming increasingly unpleasant. Not always, but often at times when it can be most embarrassing (when company is visiting or we are enjoying a “date night”). I don’t want to embarrass him by making a big deal out of it, but I am really hoping this isn’t just a condition that comes with “gracefully growing older.” Could this be a dental issue?

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A “New Year Resolution” to Start Eating for “33!”

On Thursday February 11, 2016. Posted in Ask Dr. Peter Nelson, Dental Health Education


As the excitement of celebrating a new year quickly fades, so do commitments to resolutions focused on self improvement. “Eating healthier” and “becoming more fit” have always been popular “promise to myself” resolutions . And while veering from those goals may produce obvious consequences related to body image—it can also lead to partially hidden consequences regarding your dental health.

If you don’t already do so, I hope you’ll consider the advantages of consciously eating for “33”…your 16 upper teeth,

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