Archives by Tag 'tooth decay'

The Importance of Fluoride and Fluoridation in Dentistry

Fun Dental Facts, Oral Health

02/05/2010
Anytime the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues a statement saying that fluoride and fluoridation in dentistry is one of the 10 most important public health measures of the 20th century, you can rest assured there has been exhaustive evidence from years of research backing it up. However, more...

Pregnancy & Oral Health

Oral Health, Pregnancy

02/05/2010
Every expectant mother knows that with the excitement of being pregnant comes a multitude of questions. However, when it comes to pregnancy and its relationship to oral health, well, many mothers are unaware of the questions they should be asking. They may not be aware of the link that exists more...

Is Constantly Chewing Gum Harmful?

Fun Dental Facts, Oral Health

02/05/2010
Are you one of those people who is known for always chewing gum—at home, work, everywhere? If so, you may have wondered if your habit is causing any long-term damage to your teeth and jaws. Based on what is currently known, there is no real evidence that chewing gum is more...

Your Favorite Drink May Be Causing Dental Erosion

Sports Dentistry, tooth decay

02/05/2010
Today dentists are seeing more and more patients with dental erosion making it an important topic that needs addressing. When confronted with this issue, patients are typically shocked to discover that one of the main culprits may be their favorite soda, fruit juice, or sports drink! Dental erosion is the more...

Understanding the Role of Removable Partial Dentures

dentures

02/05/2010
While many people are satisfied with their removable partial dentures (RPD), thinking of them as a transitional stepping-stone towards a longer-term, non-removable alternative is the best plan of action for obtaining optimal oral health. One reason for replacing your RPD is that research dating as far back as the 1960s more...

Tooth Decay, an Age Old Epidemic

tooth decay

02/05/2010
With the common cold being the only disease more rampant, tooth decay is one of the world's oldest and most widespread diseases. In fact, it is a problem for more than 90% of US adults over age forty. To best understand dental decay, you should think of your mouth as more...

What Do You Do About a Severe Toothache

Common Symptoms, Oral Health

02/05/2010
Anytime you have a toothache, the first thing most people do is reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever. While this may provide some temporary relief, to discover the cause of your toothache and the right treatment, you will need to see a dentist. Your dentist will determine the exact more...

Your Child’s Age One Dental Visit

Pediatric Dentistry

02/05/2010
Establishing the foundation for lifelong good oral health begins with a child's first visit to the dentist. Unfortunately, some parents or caregivers make the mistake of assuming that just because a child's first teeth are “only baby teeth...and they fall out anyway” that they really don't need to worry until more...

How Topical Fluoride Benefits Your Child

Pediatric Dentistry

02/04/2010
Even though children use fluoride toothpaste, it may still be important for them to receive fluoride treatments with their routine six-month dental cleanings and exams. And why does this matter? Fluoride has the unique ability to strengthen tooth enamel, which is made-up of an incredible crystalline substance, calcium hydroxyapatite—the hardest more...

The Impact of Drinking Soda on Your Teeth

Oral Health

02/04/2010
Although dentists recommend low sugar intake in your diet, many people don't connect this request with drinking soda. Did you know that soda has a highly destructive effect on your tooth enamel and that diet sodas are often as bad if not worse? While diet sodas have less sugar, this more...