Category: Preventive Dentistry

A Sugar Society

Researchers have recently explored documents from the food industry that date back to the 1960s. It was apparently around then that scientists first found that sugar was a major factor in tooth decay. Due to this information, dentists recommended limiting the use of sugar in foods to restrict intake and help reduce cavities among Americans…. Read more »

Traditional X-Rays VS Digital

There are different types of x-rays including medical x-rays, dental x-rays, and even x-rays taken at the airport, and not all types of x-rays emit the same amount of radiation. The radiation from traditional dental x-rays is minute. However, digital x-rays have several benefits compared to traditional x-rays. Today we compare traditional x-rays to digital… Read more »

It’s A New School Year And Time For A Cleaning

Parents are always super busy getting ready for the new school year, and that time is now. However, it is a great time to schedule dental cleanings for the family. It is easy to skip out on those bi-annual appointments when you are so busy, but teeth cleanings are especially important. If you encourage attention… Read more »

How Fluoride Strengthens Tooth Enamel

There are proponents of fluoride and opponents of fluoride and, of course, reasons for both. Opponents of fluoride cite the fact that children 8 years of age and younger exposed to too much fluoride can develop tooth stains called fluorosis, a mottling and staining of the teeth. However, in appropriate amounts, fluoride helps strengthen tooth… Read more »

Even Babies Can Have Bad Breath

But they usually don’t. There are reasons babies develop bad breath, but because they don’t have teeth bad breath is unusual in babies. So, is it your teeth that cause bad breath? Not your teeth per se, but the bacterial plaque that develops on your teeth, gums, and tongue.  Bad breath can be a result… Read more »