Archives by Tag 'tooth enamel'

6 Tips to Help Prevent the Erosion of Tooth Enamel

Fun Dental Facts, tooth decay

Don't rush to brush: Waiting for 30 to 60 minutes after sipping on a soda gives teeth time to re-mineralize (essentially re-harden) after the acid softens the surface enamel. Basically, the saliva neutralizes the effects of the acid, by serving as a buffer. Intuitively you might think that brushing right more...

The Lifespan of Porcelain Veneers

cosmetic dentistry, smile design

When it comes to smile enhancement, porcelain laminate veneers are among the most aesthetic means for creating a more beautiful smile. The primary reason is that they allow for producing the most natural results. A dentist skilled in cosmetic dentistry can alter the color, shapes, and sizes of teeth to more...

How Topical Fluoride Benefits Your Child

Pediatric Dentistry

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...

Understanding the Importance of Nutrition When It Comes to Oral Health


No one can argue about the important role a well-balanced diet plays with regard to your general health. It is essential for growth as well as health maintenance and no less important are the effects of diet on oral health. Not only do nutritional requirements change through life affecting the more...

The Impact of Drinking Soda on Your Teeth

Oral Health

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...

Preventing Tooth Enamel Erosion

Oral Health

Concerns with eroding tooth enamel may not be something you think about everyday; however, poor habits and lifestyle choices just might be slowly robbing you of your smile. Did you know that sodas, even diet sodas, sports drinks, and fruit juices are often very acidic and actually dissolve the surface more...