Katie To, DDS

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Dr. Katie has a strong passion for learning.  She is always at the forefront of the latest and greatest in dentistry and brings this wealth of knowledge to her patients every day by helping them achieve a healthy mouth, healthy body, and healthy mind. 

 

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Are You Sabotaging Your Sleep??

You may be sabotaging your sleep without knowing it! Think about your current sleep routine. I’d be willing to bet you’re like most people and that your nighttime routine involves at least one digital device. 

While scrolling through your social media or watching your favorite show may seem harmless enough, numerous studies have found the blue light emitted from these devices can keep us from getting a good night’s rest. 

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Do You Read Your Food Labels?

Understanding the nutrition panel labels on food can be a challenge! However, if you’re concerned about your sugar intake, which you should be as the average American is consuming nearly 3 times the recommended amount daily, it’s crucial to read the labels. 

Even though food labels look intimidating, they are there to help you. There are two places to refer to when checking the label. 

First, the ...

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Eat less sugar, you're sweet enough already!

There are three stages of cavity formation. The first involves plaque, which is created by the bacteria in your mouth when you consume foods and drinks that contain sugar and produce acids. 

Repeated cycles of acid attacks from frequent consumption of foods or drinks containing sugar and starches, weaken the hard surface of the teeth. This process is responsible for the loss of minerals from tooth enamel. In fact, a sign of early decay is seen when a white spot appears where ...

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Preventing Cavities: A Unique Environment

Hey Everyone,

Our mouths provide the perfect environment for bacteria growth.  In fact, 800 - 1,000 different types of bacteria can be found in just your mouth alone!

Bacteria is responsible for the formation of plaque - a sticky, colorless film of bacteria which feeds on sugar and starch to produce acids.  These acids break down tooth enamel and can cause tooth decay.

Every time we eat or drink, we are feeding the bacteria in our mouth and increasing the amount of plaque on our teeth.  Plaque can be removed in most cases by brushing and flossing; however, plaque that is not removed hardens into tartar, which can't be removed by brushing and ...

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Who's up for a road trip?

Whether you’re headed out for a staycation or spending a holiday with family, road trips are a great way to travel! 

Unfortunately, more often than not, road trips go hand-in-hand with unhealthy drive-through foods and sore muscles. 

You’ve probably spent some time planning out your route and considering what to pack. Why not go one step further and plan out healthy meals and snacks? Having a plan doesn’t take much time or effort. 

Fill a cooler with pre-cut fruits and veggies for snacking. Bananas, oranges, apples, and grapes make great travel snacks. So do carrot sticks and celery. For healthy fats and proteins bring along hummus, peanut butter, and your favorite nut mix. ...

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A New Opportunity in Gum Disease Treatment and Maintenance

One of the most destructive diseases to the gum and bone that supports the teeth is gum disease.  Gum disease is initiated by bacteria, yeast, and viruses that live in the mouth, or are acquired through saliva from someone else.  From multiple scientific studies, it is widely understood that about 10 to 15 bacteria, along with other yeast and viruses (pathogens), are mainly responsible for gum disease.  Often the pathogen types, and even the combination of pathogens causing the disease, are different for different people.  What makes this disease even more unique is that everybody has their own personalized reaction to the pathogens.  This personalized response is based on individual ...

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